On Jane's first day at Morton, how many of her students could read?

Expert Answers info

D. Reynolds eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2016

write10,173 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Social Sciences

At the first day of her teaching at the village school in Morton, Jane Eyre learns that only three of her twenty students can read. She records:

I had twenty scholars. But three of the number can read: none write or cipher.

Jane had been forewarned that her students would be the children of poor cottagers, so she is prepared for a challenge. Nevertheless, she notes that she feels...

(The entire section contains 208 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

check Approved by eNotes Editorial