Who is Emily Bronte?

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On July 30th, 1818, a great novelist and poet would be born in Yorkshire of Northern England, into a family of six as the fifth child of Patrick and Maria Bronte. Emily Jane Bronte would be born on this day, and go on to write countless poems and stories and even write a novel that would go on to become an English literature classic for years to come. Emily had a passion to write stories ever since she was a child along with all of her sisters; but little did she or anybody around know that she would grow up to be considered one of the best authors of the era. Especially in Emily’s only novel, Wuthering Heights, her writing gives you a detailed look into her and see how she thought of the world and everything around her. Emily’s writing portrayed her thoughts and personality well, it shows her rather secluded, and reclusive nature to everyone reading her works. Throughout Emily’s life, she was rather cut off from the community around her; it is because of this Emily did not care for human interaction, but studied people’s actions around her. This is especially shown in her novel, Wuthering Heights, because it is about the destructive power that jealous and vengeance can have on an individual and even the community around them. Considering Emily rarely socialized among other individuals, she had an amazing understanding for other people and what goes on through their lives during difficult times. ‘ Emily was born the second youngest child into the Bronte’s family of six children: Ann, Emily, Charlotte, Branwell (the only male), Maria, and Elizabeth. Charlotte, Elizabeth, and Maria were sent off to a school at young age in latter 1821, shortly after the tragic loss of their mother, and remained there for several years. In 1824, at ... ... middle of paper ... ... Bronte – Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. “Poets’ Corner - Emily, Anne, and Charlotte Bronte – Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Feb 2014. Benvenuto, Richard. Emily Brontë. Boston: Twayne, 1982. Print Bronte, Charlotte, Emily Bronte, and Anne Bronte. Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Charleston, SC: BiblioBazaar, 2006. Print Bronte, Charlotte, Emily Bronte, and Anne Bronte. The complete works of Charlotte Bronte and Her Sisters. London: Gresham Pub., n.d. Print. Bronte, Emily (., and Janet Gezari. The Complete Poems. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. Bronte, Emily, Fritz Eichenberg, and Bruce Rogers. Wuthering Heights. New York: Random House, 1943. Print Hope, Eva. Queens of Literature of the Victorian Era. London: W. Scott, 1886. Print. The Houghton Mifflin Dictionary of Biography. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. Print

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