I am very happy, Jane; and when you hear that I am dead you must be sure and not grieve: there is nothing to grieve about. We all must die one day, and the illness which is removing me is not painful; it is gentle and gradual: my mind is at rest…By dying young I shall escape great sufferings…I believe; I have faith: I am going to God.

– Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre, Chapter 9. Helen Burns is dying of tuberculosis in Jane’s arms at Lowood School. Helen has a very stong Christian faith and endures the hardships of life at Lowood without complaint. She tells Jane that her mind is at rest and urges her not to grieve over her passing. She accepts death and is content that God will reward her by welcoming her into Heaven.