Orphaned in childhood and despised by the cruel aunt who is her only known relative, Jane Eyre has no one but herself to trust. Unaided by money, family, or beauty, Jane relies on her intelligence and integrity to help her survive. When she secures a position as governess in mysterious, beautiful Thornfield mansion, she must choose between the principles that define her and the only love she has ever known.
RL.9-10.6. Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature