There are many ways to describe the structure of Jane Eyre, one of them is the five act play. This breaks the novel into five parts that are separated by where the location is. The five parts of the novel are: Gateshead, Lowood, Thornfield, Moor House and Ferndean. .
The book starts out it in the location of Gateshead, which is the first part of the five-act play. Jane deals with her family in Gateshead. Here she interacts with her cousins and aunt, Mrs. Reed. In Gateshead, Jane is a nave little girl with a temper, she is also physically abused there. Her ideals and morals haven't taken form yet, which is why she gets angry with everyone including Mrs. Reed and Mr. Brocklehurst. .
After leaving Gateshead, Jane travels to Lowood, which is the second place she lives. In Lowood she meets new people, like Helen Burns. Helen teaches her to be patient and calm. Here, Jane also has formal schooling. Lowood is where Jane starts her learning phase and starts to feel emotions and pain after her friend, Helen, dies.
Once completing schooling in Lowood, Jane travels to Thornfield and enters into another phase of her life. She is governess in Thornfield, but she falls in love with her employer, Mr. Rochester. She and Mr. Rochester plan on getting married until she finds out that he has a wife. Jane leaves because of this. In Thornfield, Jane experiences love and then anger and sadness toward when she is forced to leave because of Mr. Rochester's marriage.
Jane finds the courage to leave Thornfield and beg as a peasant a few days until she comes upon the Moor House. In this house she meets two women, Mary and Diane, and their brother St. John. In the Moor House, Jane finds out that she has inherited money from an unknown relative and that Mary, Diane, and St. John are actually her cousins. Jane also is pushed to do gods work and marry St. John. When she is with St. John Jane realizes that she loves Mr.