1.Jane was an orphan. She lived with her aunt who treated her terribly. She then attended a school where again her life was filled with misery but for a ray of hope, her only friend Helen. However, a typhus epidemic killed Helen and the principle of the school. The school improved greatly and Jane went on to teach there. Soon after she took up a job as a type of nanny for a man named Rochester. She looked after his daughter, Adele. She came to be friends with all the people living in the mansion and even fell in love with Rochester. She saved his life one night when a fire unexpectedly started in his room. He scared her by bringing in another woman who was beautiful. She was sure he would marry her but he proposed to Jane. Jane accepted but found out he had a secret. He was married and his wife was insane and so he kept her hidden. Jane fled for she couldn't grasp the situation. She stayed with three people who coincidentally turned out to be her cousins. They inherited a large amount of money and her cousin wanted her to leave with him as a couple. She declined and went back to Rochester and found his place burned down and his wife was dead. She helped him out and they got married.
2. The theme of the novel is love and the power to overcome your past. Jane struggled with love throughout her life. It was made especially difficult by Rochester's marriage. However, in the end she came out successful despite her past and the difficulties she had to suffer through. She ended up succeeding in love and life despite the lack of love in her past and despite all the mean people she had to endure.
3. The tone is reflective. She reflects on life and the people around her. "'Ere I had finished this reply, my soul began to expand, to exult, with the strangest sense of freedom, of triumph, I ever felt." "I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself." "I hold myself supremely blest--blest beyond what language can express; because I am my husband's life as fully as he is mine."