Jane Eyre

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Changes to Lowood


Jane reveals that Lowood improved once changes were made to the school. Mr. Brocklehurst

still retained the post of treasurer; but he was aided in the discharge of his duties by gentlemen of rather more enlarged and sympathising minds: his office of inspector, too, was shared by those who knew how to combine reason with strictness, comfort with economy, compassion with uprightness.

This passage is significant for all the following reasons EXCEPT


It provides readers with a satisfying resolution for both Lowood and Mr. Brocklehurst.


It exemplifies the injustice that follows Jane throughout her life.


It presents a fair and varied depiction of Victorian "charity schools."


It demonstrates that Mr. Brocklehurst's cruelty and ideology were abnormal rather than typical.


It emphasizes that Jane's time before becoming a governess wasn't entirely bleak.