Charlotte Bronte Biography

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Charlotte Brontë was born on April 21 in Thornton, Yorkshire, England in 1816. She was the third of six children of Reverend Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell Brontë. She grew up in a “strict Anglican home with her four sisters, Maria, Elizabeth, Anne and Emily and brother, Patrick” (Charlotte Bronte: Brief Biography). Rev. Brontë was a “poor Irishman who became the parish clergyman in the family’s hometown” (Brontë Sisters). Charlotte as well as her sisters went to many different schools. In 1824, the four eldest attended the “Clergy Daughters School at Cowan Bridge” (Charlotte Bronte: Brief Biography). In 1831, Charlotte studied at “Roe’s Head”, but left in a year (The Brontë Sisters). Brontë then taught at the Wooler school and was a governess for three years starting in 1835. In 1842, Brontë and her sister Emily traveled to Brussels to attend school “at the La Maison d’Education Les Jeunes Demoiselles” in the hopes of one day opening their own school at Haworth, which was never accomplished (Authors & Artists for Young Adults).
Charlotte lived a quiet life, being a “middle-class women in the mid-nineteenth century”, there was not an abundant amount of things she was able to do (Jane Eyre). She and her sisters were able to turn a bad situation into something positive. Brontë and her sisters Emily and Anne would fill their days at home with writing responses to what their father would bring home for his daughters from 1835-1851. Their mother, aunt and two of their sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, all passed during their lives, and they were able to continue on with their lives and keep on going. During the hardships in her life, Charlotte, Emily and Anne published a collection of poems under the name ...

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