Setting: England, Early 1800s
Point of View: First person
Jane Eyre, the main character, is sent out of the drawing room by her Aunt, Mrs.
Reed (Jane’s parents had died while she was very young and her Uncle took her in. After
he died Mrs. Reed kept Jane although she despised her.). Jane then retires to the library,
where she hid by the window-sill, behind the curtain. A few minutes later her cousins
John, Eliza, and Geneva come in. While Eliza and Geneva watch, John orders Jane to
show herself. As she does, he taunts and insults her before taking the book away saying
that since his father died everything in the house belonged to him. John threw the book at
her causing her to fall back striking her head. When Jane tried to defend herself, John was
hurt and called for his mother and the servants. Jane was locked in the room in which her
Uncle died, for the whole night, ...