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Jane's figurative hunger for a mother in her youth is literalized as a bodily hunger at Lowood, symbolized by the "bad breast" in her unnourishing meal: "the 'bad breast' [is] an image that refers to the frustrating maternal body.
ultimately unnourishing," writes Andrew Holtz, a freelance health
They will find themselves supported on every side if they acknowledge they understand their calling to provide the sacraments rather than inadequate, unnourishing and alienating substitutes.