When they first meet Jane is instantly drawn to Helen as a Kindred Spirit for she is engrossed in a book "I think her occupation touched a chord of sympathy somewhere; for I too liked reading." Although she also recognises that Helen is reading at a significantly higher level than herself as she states that she prefers reading "of a frivolous and childish kind; I could not digest or comprehend the serious or substantial." Jane questions Helen about Lowood at length and eventually Helen states "you ask rather too many questions.
I have given you answers enough for now at present I want to read." Following this Jane observes Helen being punished by Miss Scatcherd and is in wonder of how she can take the punishment in front of the whole class without losing face.
Helen proceeds to list her faults and how they grate Miss Scatcherd "I am, as Miss Scatcherd said, slatternly; I seldom put, and never keep, things in order; I am careless; I forget rules; I read when I should learn my lessons; I have no method; and sometimes I say like you, I cannot bear to be subjected to systematic arrangements.
This is all very provoking to Miss Scatcherd, who is naturally neat, punctual, and particular." Jane still seeks to extract an unkind word from Helen about Miss Scatcherd by adding on the end of Helen's speech "and cross and cruel" but Helen would still not admit to Jane's words.
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