Charlotte Bronte: A Ruffled Mind Makes A Restless Stuff

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“ A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow”. What Charlotte Bronte meant by this is that, one will never be at peace, if not comfortable with a certain situation. The statement clarifies that in order to rest you must exercise your physical body or your mind. Charlotte Bronte makes perfect sense because you must be tired in some way in order to rest well. April 21, 1816 is the date of birth of Charlotte Bronte. She is the daughter to Patrick Bronte, and Maria Branwell Bronte. Charlotte Bronte’s father was a minister for the town that they have settled into. Her family lived in a village nearby the town. It was a small village name Haworth. Charlotte Bronte’s birth location was different, An area known as Thornton, Yorkshire. The following year…show more content…
She was growing jealousy for the love she had for M. Heger. Another reason she decide to go home, was because Mr. Bronte’s. her father’s, eyesight was failing, so she returned to take care of him. Her was was also far from a joyful point of view. Her brother,Branwell, also wasn’t recovering from alcohol, and opium addictions. Charlotte Bronte continued writing poems at home. Her sister Emily, as well, but they always kept it to themselves. In 1845 Charlotte discovered Emily’s poetry and realized she was talented. When the following year arrived, they decided to publish their work. Publishing their poems was a cost st their own expense. “Emily presented her novel Wuthering Height. Her sister Anne came up with her novel Agnes Grey and were published as a set along with Emily’s. Although the novel The Professor by Charlotte Bronte was rejected, her Jane Eyre (1847) was accepted and published with great success (Ryan 13). The Bronte sisters weren’t recognized as authors instantly. Their own publishers didn’t know their names either. In 1849 after Charlotte Bronte’s Shirley , was when they became recognized for their works. Although the recognition was great, many problems were faced for the Bronte family. In 1848 her brother Branwell died. Also, while having cold for too long, Emily was diagnosed with tuberculosis and died the following december. Anne’s Tenant of Wildfell Hall, appeared appeared in 1848, but she too died from tuberculosis…show more content…
This novel was based more on realistic facts, but was the least successful of work career work. In 1853 Charlotte finished the work on Villette. This novel of hers was gothic; related to a Teacher in the country of France. For her work on villette , she took trips to London,where she met many other successful authors. Some of the authors she came across were William Makepeace thackeray and Elizabeth Gaskell, who would become Bronte’s biographer. (Ryan 8). The lives of Charlotte Bronte and her sisters fascinated readers. One of the first biographies of Charlotte Bronte. The Life of Charlotte Bronte, by Elizabeth Gaskell, who also emphasized the work of Charlotte thru her
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