Helen opposes Jane as she is not looking for anything expect her faith and she lives simply to accept all the humiliations.
Her death symbolizes Janes inability to simply stand all the suffering and also her desire to belong, to be loved and to find something better.
But at the same time her death becomes the symbol of the changes in Janes life.
As Helen accepts everything in her strange religious acceptance she tries to deny everything physical, including her body and the pain caused by school abuse.
After the epidemic the headmaster changes and the living conditions change for better too.
Jane not only successfully finishes school but even stays for two more years to teach there.Jane does not feel loved nor does she feel like she belongs, hence feeling uncomfortable, uncertain, and shy.Jane's transformation was due mostly to her friendship with Helen Burns, whom she met at Lowood, an institution for educating orphans.She never tires of being in the company of Helen and never dismisses Helen's qualities as a good friend.While Jane expresses these feelings to the reader, she stresses, “Yet, I never tired of Helen Burns, nor ever ceased to cherish for her a sentiment of attachment, as strong, tender, and respectful as any that ever animate my heart” (80).While there, she instantly connects with Helen and in spite of being an orphan, loses her feelings of loneliness and abandonment.Jane had never met a girl like Helen before and feels glad to have been finally embraced and loved by someone.This is how one part of Jane dies and another period of her life beings.Discuss what type of humiliations Jane Eyre had to go through while at Lowood School?She is not really needed by anyone and is very afraid not to belong to a place but be true to her principles and sense of dignity.Jane is searching for justice and only her faith helps her to overcome all the obstacles in her life. Reed, then from Lowood School, then from Rochester not agreeing to be his mistress and not his wife and frees herself from marrying her cousin.