Although Bronte did get married as well as serve as a school teacher and governess, she also wrote. Bronte wrote under a male penname of Currer Bell. The male penname was not specific to Bronte, or her three sisters who also wrote under Bell names. During this time if a woman was to be taken seriously as a writer she was forced to use a male penname, if not their works were pre-judged. Bronte’s work Jane Eyre was a success.
Despite the outer attractiveness of Dee and unattractiveness of her mother and Maggie, the differences in the behavior of the groups indicate a turnaround in the presumed value judgments of the characters... ... middle of paper ... ... as well. The first glimpse of "Everyday Use" may suggest that Dee surpasses her mother and sister in value, but closer scrutiny of the work reveals that the mother and Maggie have just as much, if not more, merit than Dee. Works Cited Walker, Alice. "Everyday Use." The Harper Anthology of Fiction.
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