Autobiographical Elements In Jane Eyre

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About Author Charlotte Bronte was born in England and April 21st 1816 as daughter of Maria Branwell and Patrick Bronte. When Maria died, Charlotte was five years old. Charlotte has three sisters whose names are Maria, Elizabeth and Emily. In 1824, they were sent to Cowan Bridge which is a school for clergymen’s daughters. Maria and Elizabeth died at that school because of outbreak of tuberculosis. Charlotte and Emily were brought home. A few years later, she returned to school in Roe Head, England, but not same school. In 1835, she became a teacher at the school. And then, she became a private governess. She was hired to live with and tutor the children of the wealthy Sidgewick family in 1839, she was not happy at that job. Once Charlotte recognized that her dream of starting her own school was not immediately realizable, however, she became a governess, again, this time for a different family. Charlotte’s first book, The Professor, never found a willing publisher during her lifetime. Bronte wrote Jane Eyre, after that year. The book, a critique of Victorian assumptions about gender and social class, became one of the most successful novels of its era, both critically and commercially. We can see autobiographical elements are in Jane Eyre. For example; Jane’s experience at Lowood school, where her best friend dies of tuberculosis, just as Charlotte’s sister at Cowan Bridge. Jane Eyre became a governess in the book, Charlotte was governess, too. Jane Eyre is a

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