Jane’s lack of love as a child represents her ability to open up and fully trust someone and to create a lack of self-respect in her life. When Jane is a child she is harassed in several occasions and shown no love to from her family. One example is when her aunt, Mrs. Reed, punishes her without reason after her cousin, John, hits her with great force on the head and Jane attacked him through self defense so Mrs. Reed locked her in a room for a dangerous amount of time with nothing to eat. This example shows that Jane is getting a lack of love by her family who doesn’t care for her because it illustrates how when she was a child, her closest family members would abuse her leaving her thinking that she can’t come to trust her own family. One example of Jane’s self respect is when Jane attends Lowood institution. After leaving her aunt Reeds house, Mr. Brocklehurst always disrespects and abuses Jane in front of her classmates because of her aunts claims of Jane being a terrible child, leaving Jane in apposition where she can’t say that her aunts a bad person. This example shows that lack of love withdraws some self-respect from Jane because the love that was never showed to her as a child prevents Jane from being able to stand up for herself and to prove Brocklehurst wrong.