A typhus epidemic takes away the lives of many people in Lowood School including Helen Burns.
Symbolism in Charlotte Brontes Jane Eyre Helen Burns represents a part of Jane Eyres personality manifesting staying true to principles and standing humiliations with dignity.
She represents the part of Jane that was constantly hungry physically but striving for more intellectually.
In the same way as the aforementioned celebrities, Jane develops into a strong and confidant woman who ends up falling in love with Mr. Jane is initially lonely and Rochester asks Jane a question, she answers, “I should be obliged to take time, sir, before I could give you an answer worthy of your acceptance” (127).
This good example of Jane’s hesitance highlights the time she takes to analyze every word she responds with to avoid feeling foolish, something that changes through the story.