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Jane Eyre Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter 8 Summary

Jane feels she will never achieve her goal of being liked and gaining her peers' respect. Helen brings Jane's bread and coffee from the refectory then sits down on the floor next to her. Helen says the other girls feel pity toward her because of Mr. Brocklehurst's actions. Jane is calmed by Helen's words, although she does not believe the parts about spirits watching over her from another realm. Miss Temple calls the two to her private room and asks Jane for her side of the story. Miss Temple says she believes Jane and will also write Mr. Lloyd for verification, so to make it more believable. The three talk, and Jane notices that Helen is quite lively and believes Helen's beauty reflects off that of Miss Temple. Helen is punished for being sloppy and has to wear a sign, which Jane burns later. Miss Temple reads...

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