Jane Eyre - Chapter X Summary & Analysis

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Chapter X Summary

Jane skips ahead in her biography ten years, noting only that after the typhus outbreak at Lowood, things improved greatly there because the sickness brought the school's poor conditions to the attention of the public. Not only was a new school built on a more healthy site but the student's food quality and quantity improved as well and Mr. Brocklehurst was relieved of his duties as sole administrator. After six years as a student at Lowood, Jane graduates to a teaching position where she works for two years until her friend and mentor Miss Temple gets married and moves away. Jane receives permission to place an ad and then to accept a position as a governess. She is hired by a Mrs. Fairfax. Bessie comes to visit Jane and tells her that she has married, has two children, one named Jane. Bessie tells her that...

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