Before comparing Jane Eyre and Helen Burns’ characteristics, I would like to give brief story of Jane Eyre. At the beginning of this book, Jane is an orphaned girl who lives under the care of her aunt Mrs. Reed. Living with Mrs. Reed, Jane is detested by her cousins and also Mrs. Reed. She is almost left alone like a outcast, however she makes strong stand and endures all brutality and criticism. One day, when one of her cousins attacks Jane, she lets out her severe characteristic.