Chapters 7-10 Questions and Answers
- What does Mr. Brocklehurst say to Miss Temple about the burnt porridge?
- What does Helen say to comfort Jane after Mr. Brocklehurst makes her stand on the stool?
- What contributes to the outbreak of typhus at Lowood?
- Why isn’t Jane worried when she learns that Helen has consumption?
- What does Helen believe about death?
- What changes are made at Lowood after the typhoid epidemic?
- How has Jane’s personality changed in her eight years at Lowood?
- What prompts Jane to want to leave Lowood?
- Who from Gateshead visits Jane at Lowood?
- Who is John Eyre?
- He chastises her for giving the girls bread and cheese instead of forcing them to eat the burnt porridge.
- Helen tells Jane that Mr. Brocklehurst is disliked by the girls and that they would only have disliked Jane if he had given her special preference.
- The unsanitary conditions at the school coupled with its damp and swampy location prove to be a breeding ground for disease. That the girls are unhealthy and undernourished makes them especially susceptible to getting sick.
- Jane, being a child, doesn’t understand what consumption is and thinks it is a much less serious illness than typhus.
- Helen believes that death will bring the end of worldly suffering and deliver her home to God. As a result, she does not fear her impending death.
- Mr. Brocklehurst is demoted once people learn about the way he ran Lowood. The school is then relocated and managed by a committee, providing a much better standard of living for the girls.
- Jane has learned to control her inner passion and now appears quiet and subdued to others.
- After Miss Temple marries and leaves the school, Jane realizes that she, too, wants to leave.
- Bessie comes to see Jane before she leaves Lowood. Jane reveals that she has not had any contact with anyone else from Gateshead during her time at the school.
- Bessie believes John Eyre to be Jane’s uncle on her father’s side. He came to Gateshead looking for Jane, and they speculate that he may be a wine merchant.