Food was a reoccurring theme of throughout many Victorian novels because of the hunger that many people faced in this time period.
His comments urged her to abandon all literary pursuits: The more she is engaged in her proper duties, the less leisure will she have for it, even as an accomplishment and a recreation. Inher father received a curate post in Haworth, a remote town on the Yorkshire moors, where Charlotte spent most of her life.
Charlotte and her four sisters, Maria, Elizabeth, Emily and Anne, and their brother, Branwell, were raised primarily by their unpleasant, maiden aunt, Elizabeth Branwell, who provided them with little supervision.
Not only were the children free to roam the moors, but their father allowed them to read whatever interested them: When a school for the daughters of poor clergymen opened at Cowan Bridge inMr. In these early writings, the children collaboratively created a complete imaginary world, a fictional West African empire they called Angria.
Charlotte explained their interest in writing this way: The highest stimulus, as well as the liveliest pleasure we had know from childhood upwards, lay in attempts at literary composition.
After her father had a dangerous lung disorder, he decided once again that his daughters should receive an education so they would be assured of an income if he died. Shy and solitary, Charlotte was not happy at school, but she still managed to win several academic awards and to make two lifelong friends: Mary Taylor and Ellen Nussey.
Although she was offered a teaching job at Roe Head, Charlotte declined the position, choosing to return to Haworth instead. Perhaps bored with the solitary life at Haworth and looking for an active occupation in the world, Charlotte returned to Roe Head in as a governess.
For her, governessing was akin to "slavery," because she felt temperamentally unsuited for it, and finally, following a near mental breakdown inshe was forced to resign her position. Unfortunately, governessing was the only real employment opportunity middle-class women had in Victorian England.
To increase her teaching qualifications before beginning this venture, she enrolled as a student, at the age of twenty-six, at the Pensionnat Heger in Brussels so she could increase her fluency in French and learn German. Charlotte loved the freedom and adventure of living in a new culture, and formed an intense, though one-sided, passion for the married headmaster at the school: After two years in Brussels, suffering perhaps from her love for Heger, Charlotte returned to England.
The plan to open her own school was a failure, as she was unable to attract a single student. Instead, Charlotte began putting all of her energy into her writing. Inthey accomplished this goal, using the masculine pseudonyms of Currer, Acton, and Ellis Bell because of the double standards against women authors.
Although their book, Poems, was not a financial success, the women continued their literary endeavors. Excited to be writing full-time, they each began a novel. Again refusing to become discouraged, Charlotte began writing Jane Eyre inwhile on a trip to Manchester with her father where he was undergoing cataract surgery.
While he convalesced, Charlotte wrote. The firm of Smith, Elder, and Company agreed to publish the resulting novel, and the first edition of Jane Eyre was released on October 16, The novel was an instant success, launching Charlotte into literary fame. It also netted her an impressive pounds, twenty-five times her salary as a governess.
But the pleasures of literary success were soon overshadowed by family tragedy. Inafter Anne and Charlotte had revealed the true identity of the "Bells" to their publishers, their brother Branwell died.
Emily and Anne died soon after. Although Charlotte completed her second novel, Shirley inher sadness at the loss of her remaining siblings left her emotionally shattered. She became a respected member of the literary community only when her sisters, her most enthusiastic supporters, were no longer able to share her victory.
Inthe Reverend Arthur B. In Charlotte, in the early stages of pregnancy, caught pneumonia while on a long, rain-drenched walk on the moors.
She died on March 31,a month before her thirty-ninth birthday. The Professor, written in andwas posthumously published inalong with Mrs.LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Jane Eyre, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work.
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Their marriage was an attempt to bring about a major change in the balance of power in Europe and to undermine the influence of Prussia and Great Britain, but she had no say in the matter and was the pawn of her mother, the Empress Maria Theresa. The Gothic tradition utilizes elements such as supernatural encounters, remote locations, complicated family histories, ancient manor houses, dark secrets, and mysteries to create an atmosphere of suspense and terror, and the plot of Jane Eyre includes most of these elements.
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