Jane Eyre Essay

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JANE EYRE Jane Eyre is a novel by English writer Charlotte Bronte. It was published in London, England in 1847. Steve Davies describes it as an influential feminist text because of it’s in- depth exploration of a strong female character’s feelings. “You are born to fight” – the aunt’s sayings before her death. ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY A Brief Outline ( sgk) 2. Charlotte Bronte: Charlotte Brontë Author profile born in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, The United Kingdom April 21, 1816 died March 31, 1855 gender female genre Literature & Fiction About this author edit data Charlotte Brontë was a British novelist, the eldest out of the three famous Brontë sisters whose novels have become standards of English literature. See also Emily Brontë and Anne Brontë. Charlotte Brontë was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, the third of six children, to Patrick Brontë (formerly "Patrick Brunty"), an Irish Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Maria Branwell. In April 1820 the family moved a few miles to Haworth, where Patrick had been appointed Perpetual Curate. Maria Branwell Brontë died of cancer on 15 September 1821, leaving five daughters and a son to the care of her sister Elizabeth Branwell. In August 1824, Charlotte was sent with three of her sisters; Emily, Maria, and Elizabeth, to the Clergy Daughters' School at Cowan Bridge in Lancashire (which she would describe as Lowood School in Jane Eyre). Its poor conditions, Charlotte maintained, permanently affected her health and physical development and hastened the deaths of her two elder sisters, Maria (born 1814) and Elizabeth (born 1815), who died of tuberculosis in 1825 soon after they were removed from the school. At home in Haworth Parsonage, Charlotte and the other surviving children — Branwell, Emily, and Anne — began

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