The Question and Answer section for Jane Eyre is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The setting is in the early decades of the 1800's. WE see their transportation is horse and buggy. There is no help for diseases like Tuberculosis.
Jane would not have become the independent and educated woman she was. Lowood gave her a sense of identity and a confidence to transcend the insecure and "troubled" girl she used to be. Lowood was not easy to be in but Jane was able to move past...
During the night, Jane awakens when hears a shrill cry from the third story, then someone shouting for Mr. Rochester's help.