As you can see, the accusation of feminism does not genuinely fit in with Charlotte Bronte's ideal woman. Strong, honorable women she does approve, but not the independence that the feminists began purporting in just a few generations. Where do the women that Bronte writes of find the moral and physical courage that marks them all? Bronte herself was an orthodox Christian, and most of her characters make confessions of the same faith. Take, for instance, Jane Eyre's advice to Mr.
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Rochester when he seeks absolution from her: "a wanderer's repose or a sinner's reformation should never depend on a fellow-creature. Men and women die; philosophers falter in wisdom, and Christians in goodnes: if anyone you know has suffered and erred, let him look higher than his equals for strength to amend and solace to heal.
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Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour. A deathbed scene in Villette seems particularly expressive of Bronte's view of God and his relationship to man. We should accept our own lot, whatever it be, and try to render happy that of others". She proved this true in her own life, serving those in her community and church in spite of hardships and sorrows she faced. Walsh 7. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.
I have only read Jane Eyre- believing it to be a one hit wonder. I did not realise she had written others- time for a trip to the bookshop- Thanks for a very interesting hub. Thanks everyone, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I've loved Jane Eyre for years, but recently read the others and found them all to be great books.
Bronte definitely makes my favorite authors list now! I love this hub! Dedicatied to one of my all time favorite writers. I also have read most of her work. Very nice tribute with lots of information. I read her all novels. She is one of the best novelist of English literature. Although her works are in limited in number, but these works have been made her immortal in the pages of literature. You have done very well. A very nice and informative hub. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
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Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. Emily had, however, been imagining and writing such things since she was a child. As teenagers, they crafted a make-believe kingdom set in a familiar, thunderous Yorkshire landscape called Gondal. From until their deaths in the late s, the pair would escape to their world and immerse themselves in a fantasy of castles, craggy mountaintops and howling winds.
Gondal was a Romeo-and-Juliet-inspired saga, with four dynasties battling for both heart and kingdom. The siblings would plot and act out stories wherever and whenever they could, whether huddled around the fireplace at the Parsonage or on a train journey across the Yorkshire countryside. For Emily, this imaginary space was an exercise in escapism. Her verses are fraught with love affairs between rulers and scenes of exile and death in rotting dungeons. Not only is the content sensational but also, in a revolutionary move for the era, Gondal is led by a warrior queen.
Like Victoria, Augusta would also fight to protect and expand her empire. She is described as a strong-minded Amazonian beauty who is ruthless in her personal and political relationships. After taking lovers, she drives them to exile or imprisonment. One dies of a broken heart, another is driven to suicide. Writing as Augusta, Emily says:.