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The Life and Writings of Charlotte Bronte

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As one of the most recognized British authors in history, Charlotte Bronte is widely known for her romantic novels displaying the struggle between a person’s morality and their desire to achieve possession of love without the consequences of losing themselves in the process. In her novels, The Professor, Jane Eyre, and Villette, Charlotte Bronte connects love and struggle through theme, characterization, and point of view.

Born on April 21, 1816, Charlotte Bronte was the third born child of Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell’s six children Thorton in Yorkshire, England. After being moved to Haworth by her father, who was an Anglican preacher, in 1820, Charlotte became a student at a school of religion with her elder sisters for a short and unpleasant time (Charlotte Bronte Biography). Afterwards she moved back home and began to live in solitude with her three remaining siblings, father, and aunt that had come to live with them after the early passing of her mother and older sisters(Cody, Charlotte Bronte: A Brief Biography).

As a child, Charlotte and her siblings remained closed off from the rest of the world and their education was distributed mainly by their father even though she went to two other schools after the first, however, little communication took place between them and the children resorted to the creation of their own fantasy worlds where they were the controllers (Cody). Charlotte partnered up with her brother, Branwell to create a world called Angria that was run by the Duke of Zamorna, under whom women suffered due to their attraction toward him and the resentment his evil(Cody).

Though she loved her fantasy, she at the same time lived in reality and she began to work as a teacher at fifteen but soon after ...

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