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Jane Eyre essay by Sam Thacker
Education in the 1800s wasn't like today. Not everyone had education. Most of the boys had an education. The rich had very good education and usually went to boarding schools or had a governess. For middle class children they went to old grammar schools, church schools or charity schools. Most girls didn't have an education at all. In the schools they usually learnt the bible off by heart. Charlotte Bronte bases Lowood School from her own experiences at Cowan Bridge School. She describes Lowood as a horrible place to be with no heating and terrible food with very harsh and religious rules and the way they ran the school. Lowood was a charity school.
At Lowood School the teachers had to teach in the way the principal and the governors wanted them to, which was very strict. Children in the 1800's were expected to behave very good with no talking or mischief and to be seen and not heard. Miss Temple was not allowed to teach the way she wanted to but the way Mr Brocklehurst wanted her to. There was very little money spent on the girls with the horrible food
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