Jane Eyre Questions Chapter 5-8 essay
Helen’s reading is serious, i.e., appeals to reason rather than to the imagination, like Jane’s reading. Is this appropriate to her role as Jane’s mentor? Helen is repeatedly punished for inattentiveness and sloppiness; how does Jane respond to her punishment? Ironically, of course, Jane will have to bear the even more humiliating punishment imposed by Mr. Brockelhurst. What qualities does Helen recommend and represent (pp. 55-6, p. 58)?