How are orphans treated in Lowood School in Jane Eyre?

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Students at Lowood are kept in a strict adherence to conformity and routine, which includes studying and praying every day. The girls are fed a minimal amount of food, and Jane is frequently hungry and wishes she had more food. Discipline is important and "regular tasks and occupations were assigned" to all students. Deviation from rules is not tolerated by most teachers, who try to enforce rules by fear. Students who break rules are physically hit, shamed, or...

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