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Why does Helen tell Jane that being scolded by Mr. Brocklehurst is actually a good thing?
People don't like Mr. Brocklehurst, so she'll probably be pitied for a few days and then people will forget about the situation.
Mr. Brocklehurst is simply trying to "punish her body to save her soul."
Things can only get better for Jane now.
If Mr. Brocklehurst didn't scold her, one of the other teachers would have done the same.
Keeping her cool while being humiliated by Mr. Brocklehurst was a good opportunity to practice reacting to unfavorable situations.