The Bronte family again suffered losses that next year. They mourned the 2 oldest sisters, as they died of disease. Emily and Charlotte were sent home as a result. (http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/bronte/cbronte/brontbio.html) Several years later in 1831, Charlotte decided to return to school, this time at Roe Head. Her tenure there was delayed by 3 years, because in 1832 she returned home to teach her sisters.
Charlotte’s mother was the daughter of a tea merchant and grocer. http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/bronte/cbronte/brontbio.html Charlotte was born into a family of five siblings- Maria (1813), Elizabeth (1815), Patrick Branwell (1817), Emily (1818), and Anne (1820). The following year after moving to Haworth, Mrs. Bronte died from cancer on September 15th. Now being the motherless, eldest child, it forced Charlotte to take on a position of leadership and some form of responsibility. However, as a way to cope with the loss of her mother, Charlotte created her own literary fictional worlds and imaginary kingdoms.
Her surroundings certainly influence her works, for she lived during the Transcendentalism and Romantic periods, not to mention the ghastly, but necessary Civil War. Transcendentalism and romanticism brought new ideas, literature, and ways of life and beliefs, and Alcott knew two great philosophers of that time, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. She lived with her parents and her three sisters in several places throughout Massachusetts. Alcott worked very hard for her family, and started writing about her childhood in stories. Her best-known novel is “Little Women” or “Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy”.
Thereafter, it was her sister’s job to take care of them. In 1824 Charlotte and three of her sisters enrolled at the Clergy Daughters School. One year later, her sisters Maria and Elizabeth died of tuberculosis. She was then raised by her father and religious aunt. After their deaths Emily and Charlotte were removed from school.
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She wanted to be known as a poet. Browning’s main theme to her poetry was love plots, said Schneller editor of British Women Writers. The structure of Browning’s poems are unusually “centered on marriages which destroyed the woman involved”(Schneller 104). Browning’s women characters were almost always youthful, perverse, and fearless women that when “subdued into marriage”, would often take part in a “scandalous affair(s) with a robust lover”(Schneller 104). According to Schneller, the theme of love and marriage caught the eye of many readers, and made her known worldwide (104).
Anne’s younger sister went to live with relatives and Anne and her younger brother Jimmie were sent to the State Infirmary, the almshouse at Tewksbury. They were sent there because Anne was too blind to be useful and Jimmie was lame with a tubercular hip. Jimmie died a few months later and Anne stayed there for four years. In October of 1880, when Anne was 14, she went to Perkins Institution and learned to read Braille. While she was there she had an operation on her eyes which allowed her to read normally for a limited amount of time.