After living a miserable life with her aunt, ten year old orphan Jane Eyre is sent to Lowood, a boarding school for poor children. Within her petite frame and simple manner lies a heart full of passion and spirit. Jane learns to hide her temper, but the injustices of the world still burn in her soul. At the age of eighteen, she takes a job as governess in the home of Edward Rochester, but soon realizes that there is something odd in the house and regularly sees shadowy figures and hears voices. As she and her new employer develop a deep affection for each other, the secret of the Rochester household threatens to keep them apart.