No, Jane did not feel welcomed in the home of her aunt and cousins. When the novel Jane Eyre began, Jane described how she dreaded coming home after a long walk because she felt inferior to her three cousins. Her aunt had taken Jane in after her parents had died. Jane lived in their large house with her aunt's children. Jane was often excluded because her behavior was not deemed acceptable. Her cousins also falsely accused her of doing things which she had not done. Jane was treated poorly by her aunt and cousins. Her older cousin, John Reed, bullied and belittled Jane often. When Jane read a book from the household library, John snatched it from her and hit her on the head with it. Jane was injured and bled. Enraged, Jane chased after John. As a consequence, Jane's aunt locked her in a room and then sent her away to live at a school while her own children stayed at home.