In the novel “Jane Eyre” the main character, Jane, went through staggering changes of morality development and had to learn from her peers and herself of the value of moral judgements as she grew older. When Jane was 10 and living with her aunt and cousins, she was considered a rebellious young girl for she went up against her Aunt Reed’s wishes and against social etiquette. Jane, in a burst of fury, says to her aunt, “‘I am not deceitful: if I were, I should say I loved you; but I declare I do not love you: I dislike you the worst of anybody in the world except John Reed: and this book about the Liar, you may give to your girl, Georgiana, for it is she who tells lies, and not I.’” (Page 35) Jane, even as a young girl, knows what is right and wrong. She knows that the way Mrs. Reed treats her is hateful and out of spite. She is only considered a bad child because of how she holds her ground and speaks her mind instead of letting herself get wrongfully pushed around. Jane doesn’t tolerate injustice. Later on in the novel, Jane is asked to marry her cousin, St. John, so that she would go to India with him as a missionary wife. He didn’t really love Jane and Jane didn’t love him but he thought that Jane would make a perfect missionary wife. She had declined saying that she would be tied down and St. John would never truly love her as a wife. Jane is a romantic and believes in marriage out of love, not out of business. She doesn’t make decisions based on what is exactly logical but what her mind and heart think is right. One could say that her moral compass is strong. Jane throughout her life has had the ability to speak her mind and make decisions based on her influence and her intake only.