Jane Eyre - Study Guide Chapter VI Summary & Analysis

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Winter has set in and the school is frigid, even indoors. Jane is somewhat lost in her classes and is happy to be given sewing to accomplish. She listens to other girls recite their lessons. Jane is placed in the lowest academic class. Helen Burns, the girl Jane befriended the day before, is unfairly picked on by the teacher, but again, Helen meekly accepts the punishment and shows no emotion, although Jane notices a tear on Helen's cheek when she puts away the switch she is hit with. When Jane asks Helen about her patience with punishment, Helen replies that she deserved it and must accept her fate for doing wrong. Jane thinks maybe Helen is right. They talk about Christ and how one should bless those who persecute them. Jane tells Helen about her life with the Reeds and Helen encourages Jane to let...

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