Lowood Institution Vs The Winsor School

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Throughout the course of 8 years, Jane Eyre studied and taught at Lowood Institution. Lowood was a charitable institution located in England that took care and educated orphans. The Winsor School is an institution that educates young girls and gives them what they need in order to be successful in life. Lowood and Winsor have a lot of similarities. For example, they are both all-girl schools. In both schools, one must pay in order to be able to attend. In both schools girls have the chance to learn another language. In Lowood, girls could learn French. At Winsor, girls can learn French, Latin, Mandarin, and Spanish. In both schools girls could learn music and learn to draw. Although Winsor and Lowood seem to be similar in a lot ways, they are in fact different in many ways such their mission, their interest of having healthy girls, what each school would consider a model student to be, and extracurricular activities. Winsor is better school that Lowood in the sense that it gives girls to opportunity to be whom they want to be and cares for their well-being.

Lowood is a drastically different school from Winsor. First of, it has a completely different set of goals in mind. Although we are never told throughout the course of the book what Lowood’s mission was, its director, Mr. Brocklehurst, did mention what it wanted its girls to become. According to Mr. Brocklehurst “my plan in bringing up these girls is, not accustom them to habits of luxury and indulgence, but to render them hardy, patient, self-denying” (89). It does not say anything about the girl’s education, which is what they are here for. Lowood Institution also believed strongly that religion was the core of the girl’s life. By reading this, one can also infer what a model student was in Lowood, a religious, humble girl that was sinless and used to a normal life without any luxuries. On the contrary, Winsor’s mission statement is, “Winsor prepares young women to pursue their aspirations and contribute to the world.” According to this mission statement, we can infer that Winsor educated girl to be the best that they can be and to allow them to pursue their dreams and let them be whatever they wish to be in life. Winsor does not instill religion in its education and lets each girl believe what she wants to believe, for Winsor is a non-religions school.

Another difference is the fact that Lowood is a charity school for orphans....

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