Wuthering Heights: Analysis Of Emily Bronte's Life And Writing

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Connection Between Real Life and the Fictional Novel, Wuthering Heights: Analysis of Emily Bronte’s Life and Writing There is little known about Emily Bronte; however, the information that is known reflects in her novel Wuthering Heights. Bronte was born on July 30, 1818 at 74 Market Street in Thornton, Bradford, Yorkshire, England. She was the third of six children born. When Bronte was only three years young, her mother died of cancer. A short while after, her two eldest sisters died as well. In 1835 Bronte enrolled at Miss Wooler's school at Roe Head, Mirfield, but she soon returned home when she became profoundly homesick and ill. After that Emily Bronte and her sisters focused on their writing. They lived most of their life in their…show more content…
When Catherine Earnshaw is upset she does not eat: “The supposed anorexia of Catherine, who stops eating after Edgar's ultimatum. And of Heathcliff, who stops eating at the end, is used as proof of Emily's anorexia. Support for this interpretation is found in the tendency of all four Brontë siblings not to eat when upset,” said Charles Scott. Her anorexia is also believed to be the inspiration for Heathcliff’s hunger for love and revenge. Works Cited "Day-by-day Timeline of Wuthering Heights." The Reader's Guide to Emily Bronte's Classic 'Wuthering Heights' Web. 25 Jan. 2012. <http://www.wutheringheights.co.uk/almanack.htm>. "Emily Bronte - Biography and Works. Search Texts, Read Online. Discuss." The Literature Network: Online Classic Literature, Poems, and Quotes. Essays & Summaries. Web. 26 Jan. 2012. <http://www.online-literature.com/bronte/>. "Emily Bronte Overview." Web. 29 Jan. 2012. <http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/novel_19c/wuthering/index.ht ml>. "Emily Jane Bronte." World Changers. Web. 01 Feb. 2012. <http://www.wc.pdx.edu/emilybronte/emilybronte.html>. Brontë, Emily J. Wuthering Heights. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2005.

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