Lowood is an Institution that Jane was sent to. She was never really exposed to society and she was very isolated. Jane's time at Lowood effected her way with people because Jane was very tolerating with all of the abuse that she received. Jane had a way with people because of her influence of the people at Lowood like, Ms. Temple, and Helen, and several more that may have not been the best influence, but Jane was effected by Lowood on how the way she interacts with people becasuse of the specific role models that she had at Lowood.
Lowood definitely engraved a strict set of rules about mannerism and beliefs on it's students. It also isolated the girls from the outside world and left them unprepared for it. I believe that the verbal pain Jane had to endure at both Lowood and Gateshead, lowered her self-esteem. Lowood's harsh style of teaching left her oblivious to society. Since she is so immune to hatred and isolation in her childhood, she had grown up doubting herself rather than accepting herself. She has also created an outer layer of scar tissue, in which she draws herself away from people. For example, whenever her and Mr. Rochester would converse, she always acted distant, as if she were afraid to open up or that he would not accept her.
Lowood was an all girls school, so Jane never had any interaction with males, except for Mr. Brocklehurst during her schooling there. Mr. Brocklehurst publicly humiliated Jane and was terrible to her and everyone at the institution. Since Jane was an orphan, she had no father or male figure in her life. At Lowood, the only man she knew was Mr. Brocklehurst, and she despised and was terrified of him. Later in the story when Mr. Rochester came along, Jane often seemed distant when talking with him. This is because she's afraid of men after her traumatic experience with Mr. Brocklehuirst, the only man she knew growing up. The idea of having a man in her life scared her because she was isolated from men half her life, and her idea of a man was Mr. Brocklehurst.
Jane's experience at Lowood is almost entirely determined by her interactions, a seeming opposite to life with the Reed's. This is so blatantly exampled by Mr. Brocklehurst's public humiliation of Jane. Which, if her reputation and treatment had been determined by something less then her actions, would have made for a horrible stay. It is her deep desire to please and to make connection that drives her. If it was not for this, Jane would perhaps not have made such effort in friendship with both Helen and Mrs. Temple, both of which who shaped Jane as a person and determined the kind of life she would lead both in Lowood and after. (and the beliefs and mannerisms she would carry with her.)
Jane's time at Lowood was based on her relations with the people there. She had never really learned how to interact with people, other than the few at Gateshed, but her interactions with them were not interactions themselves, they were actions to receive acceptance. After her failure to be accepted, Jane tried to become accepted again at Lowood, and she received it from Helen, Mrs. Temple, and a few others. Without having known to interact with men because she had spent her entire life around women thus far, she was intimidated by Mr. Rochester. The only man she had known was the unfriendly, cruel Mr. Brocklehurst. At Lowood, Jane had spoken her mind to the ones she trusted, but to others, she had been the girl that had to stand on a stool in front of the class.
Jane's time at Lowood were based on the people she knew there. As a child, Jane had no fatherly,or brotherly figure in her life, and when she got to Lowood, she was introduced to Mr.Brocklehusrst, who was cruel and unfair to her. This affects her when she meets Mr.Rochester, as she seems quite wary around him. However, whens she is with someone she trusts, she easily speaks her mind and what she feels is right.
Jane's time at Lowood was definitely effected by her self-defiance and her ability to speak her mind. To most teachers, it would come off as rude or misbehaving. Yet some people look at it as a brave and courageous thing to do. The people with good morals and values should see that this is a good trait or characteristic someone should have.
It is the intersection between the relationships and the life experience that Jane faces which become the pinnacle for all Jane's virtues and her search for love and connection. Charlotte Bronte writes in a manner that highlights Jane's life through dialogue between the protagonist and other characters to display her ideas and opinions rather than taking events and dialogue and feeding the reader commentary. The author prefers the much more non-teleological writing style that gives the reader the opportunity to draw conclusions. During Jane's time at Lowood, she makes deep connections with Helen and additionally accepts Lowood as her new home because of the head mistress. Her interactions with others are the most prevalent factor in her environment when it comes to Jane's progression as a human being.