Helen Burns in Jane Eyre: Character Analysis & Quotes


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How is Helen Burns a foil to Jane Eyre?

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1. How does Jane compare herself to Helen in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre?

2. In Jane Eyre, what flaws does Helen see in herself?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Helen Burns appears as a major influence on the main character in Jane Eyre. This quiz will help you gauge your understanding of this important character, how long she appears in the book, quotes by and about her, and how she serves as a foil to the main character.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you gauge your understanding of Helen Burns' character, including her:

  • Characteristics
  • Actions
  • Appearance in the novel

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Helen Burns' character in Jane Eyre
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a character's foil and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Helen Burns' appearance in the novel

Additional Learning

To learn more about the plot and characters in Bronte's classic novel, review the lesson titled Helen Burns in Jane Eyre: Character Analysis & Quotes. This lesson goes further in-depth on:

  • Burns compared to Jane Eyre
  • Burns' characteristics and quotes
  • Context of Burns' worldview