Though an orphan, Jane Eyre is a spirited girl who loves learning and is determined to make her way in the world. At the age of 10, she finds herself sent away from her uncaring aunt’s home and thrust into the strange and harsh world of Lowood School. There Jane is confronted with meager living conditions: little food, somber clothing, and strict rules. At first, she only finds joy in school books, but then she comes to know a kind teacher, Miss Temple, and a gentle classmate, Helen. It is through these companions that young Jane Eyre’s life is enriched. Many joys are discovered in her friendships. But above all, Jane learns to cherish life and look without fear towards her future.