Jane Eyre

How is Jane's temperament different from Helen's?

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Upholding the extreme Christian doctrine of tolerance and forgiveness at all costs, Helen serves as a foil to Jane, with her anger at those who mistreat her. Helen espouses a Christianity in which faithfulness and compassion are rewarded in Heaven. As an orphan like Jane, Helen believes that her true family is waiting for her in the kingdom of Heaven. Jane, on the other hand, fights back at her injustices and persevere.