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Emily Bronte

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“I have dreamed in my life, dreams that stayed with me after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.” This quote in which Emily Bronte wrote in “Wuthering Heights” means dreams become part of human lives and transform us, even when we have forgotten the actual dream. The line illustrated the common occurrence of imagination of death as one of the themes which is often found in much of Bronte’s poetry. Bronte’s writing was influenced greatly by her family, environment, and her past experiences. Bronte’s family affected much of how she wrote in her poems. Her father, Patrick Bronte, was a withdrawn man who dined alone in his own room. Her mother, Maria Bronte, died of cancer in 1821 when Emily was only three years old, so what she knew of her she learned from her siblings and her Aunt Elizabeth (Maria's sister), who raised the children after Maria's death. ("Biography of Emily Bronte") In 1824, Emily’s father sent her to Clergy Daughters’ School at Cowan Bridge with Charlotte and her elder sisters, Elizabeth and Maria (Tompkins). Unfortunately, both of her sisters became sick due to the cause of tuberculosis, an infectious disease that usually infects the lungs, but can attack almost any part of the body ("Biography of Family"). Her brother, Branwell, an alcoholic and a drug addict, put the family through many disastrous situations and his physical and mental deprivation, and finally his death also contributed to Emily’s lonesome life (Monet). Due to so many deaths of her beloved siblings, Emily was very isolated from everyone and became an unvoiced person. She read to a large extent and started writing stories, plays, and poetr... ... middle of paper ... ...ironment, and her past experiences. Tuberculosis was a major illness throughout Bronte’s family which always ended with death. The village she grew up in, Haworth was very isolated from other places and people causing Bronte to have an unsocial life. Lastly, the past experiences she went through of being sick and not wanting to see a doctor with an unusual character. Works Cited . N.p.. Web. 2 Apr 2014. . . N.p.. Web. 2 Apr 2014. . . N.p.. Web. 2 Apr 2014. . Monet, Dolores. N.p.. Web. 2 Apr 2014. . Tompkins, Joyce M.S.. N.p.. Web. 2 Apr 2014. .
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