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Jane Eyre was taken in by her Uncle Reed at a young age. He loved her and cared for her which made his wife very jealous. When Mr. Reed died, he requested that Mrs. Reed raise Jane as if she were her own child. She agreed by treated Jane very badly. Jane, being of strong character, endured the endless hours of beating from her evil cousin John and the relentless insults from her aunt and cousins, Georgiana and Eliza. One day Mrs. Reed found a way to finally get rid of Jane, she sent her to the Lowood School for girls. The girls had to make their own cloths, live in a filthy environment, and eat food that was barely good enough to eat. She was forced to endure the harsh living conditions of Mr. Brocklehurst's school while the headmaster and his family lived in comfort. The state of this school eventually caused an epidemic that caused the death of Jane's best friend Helen. This brought attention to the school and a nicer man took control of the facility. Jane finished her years there and stayed for two more as a teacher.

Eventually Jane became tired of her surroundings and went out in search of a new life. She accepted the position of governess to a little French girl named Adele. Adele was a little spoiled but soon started to accomplish a lot under the care of Jane. One day Jane meets the rude and unconventional Mr. Rochester. She eventually finds herself falling in love with him when he brings a woman home. Jane has convinced herself that he is going to propose to the spoiled, snobby Blanche Ingram. Mr. Rochester proposes to Jane but at the wedding she finds out that he is already married. The strange noises in the attic that supposedly come from the drunk servant named Grace Poole really come from Bertha Mason, the insane wife of Mr. Rochester. Jane decides that the marriage would never work, runs away, and is forced to live on the streets. She is taken in by three nice people by the names of Mary, Diana, and St. John Rivers. They help her get

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