Please provide a summary of chapter 2 of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre.

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Jane Eyre finds herself locked in the red room, where her uncle died, because of a fight she had been in with her older male cousin. It is in chapter 2 that we discover that Jane lives with an Aunt who does not want her and even despises her. At first Jane is angry and feels the pangs of one who has been dealt with unjustly. As she settles down, though, she gets caught up in the superstitions of the red room and freaks out. She thinks she sees her uncle's ghost, freaks out, runs to the door, and asks to be released. The servants become worried and hope to let her out, but the Aunt refuses. In response, Jane faints from fright.