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When Mr. Brocklehurst accuses a Lowood student of "conform[ing] to the world" because she has curly hair, Miss Temple quickly responds that the girl's hair curls naturally. Mr. Brocklehurst responds by stating:

"Naturally! Yes, but we are not to conform to nature; I wish these girls to be the children of Grace: and why that abundance? I have again and again intimated that I desire the hair to be arranged closely, modestly, plainly."

What does this quotation reveal about Mr. Brocklehurst?


He is deeply concerned with living a Godly life and wants the same for Lowood's students.


His views on religious modesty are rigid to the point of being humorous.


He understands the Bible to a far greater degree than Miss Temple.


Though well-meaning, he is prone to misinterpreting the Bible.


He uses his knowledge of the Bible to help Lowood students succeed later in life.

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