Jane Eyre - Study Guide Chapter III Summary & Analysis

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Chapter III Summary

Jane awakes in her own bed in the nursery. Jane cries herself sick, but feels comforted by the small concern shown her by Bessie; however, her spirit is broken. Mr. Lloyd talks with Jane privately and learns of her situation—that she only has some other poor relations who cannot afford to keep her. Mr. Lloyd asks if she would like to go to school, to which Jane replies yes. Mrs. Reed agrees to the proposal. Jane's mother married against the will of her wealthy family to Jane's father, a poor pastor. Both parents died of typhus with a month of each other. According to the maids, Jane's plain looks make it more difficult to gain much sympathy.

Chapter III Analysis

In this chapter, Brontë adds to the reasons for the Reeds' dislike for Jane and her family. Jane's other characteristics are also learned...

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