In the classic novel Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë, Jane is an orphan being raised by a wealthy, but cruel aunt, Mrs. Reed.
Her aunt decides to send Jane to Longwood school run by Mr. Brocklehurst, a man who is even more cruel and hypocritical than her aunt. After her arrival, Mr. Brocklehurst and Jane have this conversation.
“No sight is so sad as that of a naughty child,” be began, “especially a naughty little girl. Do you know where the wicked go after death?” Continue reading