Mr. Brocklehurst from Lowood School comes to interview Jane before she is admitted. Mrs. Reed tells him that Jane has a tendency to lie, which Mr. Brocklehurst says he will warn the teachers about. He then questions Jane, asking questions about her manner and the Bible. Mr. Brocklehurst is quite suprised that Jane does not enjoy the Psalms .
NO. I am not deceitful: If I were, I should say I loved you...I dislike you more than anyone except John.
After more conversation, it is time for Mr. Brocklehurst to leave and on his way out, he hands Jane a panflit titled, "Child's Guide."
You treat me so terribly as though I don't have feelings! You punished me when John struck me! You are awful!
Mrs. Reed and Jane sit in the room for a few moments after Mr. Brocklehurst leaves. Mrs. Reed is knitting, then tells Jane to go back to the nursery.
Just send me to school.
You are mistaken, I desire to be your friend!
Jane decides that is is her time to stand up for herself. Since she was so disturbed by Mrs. Reed's false remarks about her, she finally decides to confront her after months of mistreatment.
Jane tells Mrs. Reed how neglected and mistreated she feels, which includes her being punished because John threw a book at her. Jane feels she is treated as though she has no feelings.
Mrs. Reed tries to tell Jane that she is wrong, that she intends to be her friend, and that she is only doing what is best for her. Jane does not listen and says she just wants to be sent to school. Mrs. Reed agreed she needed to be sent away.