By Dr. Wilfred Funk, Norman Lewis
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Almost as if a mysterious voice speaks to her in the night, Jane is convinced that she must place an advertisement in the Herald for a governess' position. The single reply, signed by Mrs. Fairfax of Thornfield, Millcote, frees Jane after eight years in an institutionsix as student and the last two as a teacherbut always under the firm rule of a superintendent and a governing board. The night before Jane leaves, Bessie Lee (the Reeds' nursemaid) makes an unannounced visit and marvels at Jane's education and artistic accomplishments.
Jane departs from Gateshead with the good wishes of Bessie and travels fifty miles to Lowood. The conditions there are abominableburnt porridge for breakfast, miserably cold rooms, unflattering brown uniforms with little pockets, crude shoes, regimented activities in a cheerless garden, and classes taught by a variety of strict teachers. There are two bright moments, however, in Jane's introduction to Lowood: she is impressed by the gracious superintendent, Miss Temple, and she makes a dear friend of Helen Burns, the sickly, almost saint-like Northumberland schoolmate who eventually dies in Jane's arms.
She says that because the students distrust Brocklehurst, they will not accept his condemnation of Jane. Jane admits to Helen that she prefers death to a solitary, friendless life. Helen chides Jane for depending too much upon human love. Miss Temple invites the two girls to her apartment, treats them to tea and some seed-cake, and Jane pours out her life story, receiving Miss Temple's sympathy and her promise to contact Mr. Lloyd for confirmation of Jane's innocence. Then turning her attention to Helen, Miss Temple engages the girl in a conversation about French and Latin authors.
30 Days To A More Powerful Vocabulary by Dr. Wilfred Funk, Norman Lewis