Relationship of Charlotte Bronte’s life to her works

Charlotte Bronte occupies a position of great importance in the history of women’s literature in particular and in the history of the Victorian literature in general. She gave a female voice to fiction creating a new female as well as male consciousness in the novel genre. In doing so, she laid claim to unchartered territory, … Read more

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman hold a great significance to the short story genre. The stories have a tale of women going crazy because of isolation. Despite the American time period in The Yellow Wallpaper and the British time period in Jane Eyre there are many similarities in … Read more

Britain’s shift from Romantic to Victorian seen in Bronte

After the emergence of a middle class as a result of the Industrial Revolution, Great Britain’s social class system experienced several changes. The members of the working middle class were wealthy enough to separate themselves from the lower class, but not wealthy enough to be included in the upper class. The expectations of women shifted … Read more

Jane Eyre and Bertha Mason: gender identity

The definition of gender is usually based of social performance. Gender doesn’t exist but it is the result of a practice. It is “continually produced, reproduced, and certainly altered over common performance of gendered acts, as they project their own claimed gendered identities, ratify or challenge others’ identities, and in various ways support or challenge … Read more

The gaze – a significant tool of Charlotte Bronte to construct new masculinity in Victorian society

The gaze is a significant tool in the hands of Charlotte Bronte to construct her new masculinity in the Victorian society in general and the Victorian literature in particular. The gaze plays a role in the power dynamics between men and women; between the gazer and the gazed. The gazer is considered the subject and … Read more

Bronte: masculine dominance of the Victorian society

The Bronte sisters are of literary origin. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne created fantasy worlds which created the starting point of their ventures into fiction. Anne Bronte teamed up with Emily Bronte and developed the idea of imaginary country called Gondol. Charlotte and her brother Branwell created an imaginary country called Angria. Charlotte Bronte struggled to … Read more

Dickens and Brontë – childhood / pillar of identity

The use of hindsight within the first person narration is an effective technique in both novels. In addition to providing distinctly clear detail surrounding events, it also presents a perspective garnered by maturity that a child would not have had. In Jane Eyre, this maturity is demonstrated through the language and the complexity of the … Read more

Jane Eyre and Robinson Crusoe

The many forms and types of literature often give readers a glimpse into the past; whether if that was the author’s initial intention or not. When classic literature is rewritten, the author has the ability to construct a new narrative that, while adding, removing, or clarifying strategic details, can offer the reader a deeper understanding … Read more

Charlotte Bronte’s interpretation of love in the novel Jane Eyre

The concept of love in many movies and novels is very conventionalized. Charlotte Brontë’s interpretation of love in the novel Jane Eyre is exemplified differently than others would perceive. The love in this novel is never simple. The various experiences that Jane goes through with her various relationships, romantic or not, help her to grow … Read more

Masculinity in literature

Masculinity is still a new and fresh field to be ploughed specially in the field of literature. Many researchers have done abundant researches on femininity. Yet, masculinity has never been studied fully neither as a concept nor as a movement. Terms like masculinist or Masculinism are still rarely to be found in daily used dictionaries. … Read more

Love in Victorian Literature: Charlotte Bronte & Emily Bronte’s Jane Eyre & Wuthering Heights

 To what extend did Victorian women writers such as Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre) and Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights) relate to the historical context of love in their literature? The Victorian era spanned over many years, from 1837-1901. Throughout these years,  women were treated differently in many areas and this stretched from marriage to sexuality. … Read more

Jane Eyre

The final location Jane inhabits is Fearndean, a place we also find in Charlotte’s life under the name of Wycoller Hall. Fearndean is believed to have been pencilled after this location built by the Hartley family in the latter part of the 16th century. On her way there, Jane describes the places she passes by … Read more

About Charlotte Bronte

Our essays provide helpful examples of how to write about some of Charlotte Bronte’s most famous works.

Charlotte Bronte was an English novelist and poet who wrote in the 19th century. She is best known for her novels Jane Eyre, Villette, and Shirley. Bronte was born in Yorkshire, England in 1816. She was the third of six children, and her siblings included authors Emily and Anne Bronte. Her father was a clergyman, and the family moved around a lot due to his job. Bronte was educated at home, and the family was very close.

Bronte published her first novel, The Professor, in 1857. Although it was initially rejected, it was later accepted and published. Jane Eyre, Bronte’s best-known work, was published in 1847. It tells the story of a poor orphan girl who works as a governess and finds love. Bronte was praised for her unique style of writing, and the novel was an instant success.

In 1848, Bronte published a novel that was less successful than Jane Eyre, titled Villette. It tells the story of a young woman who is sent away to a boarding school in France. She is lonely and isolated, and eventually finds love. The novel was not as popular as Jane Eyre, but it is still considered an important work of literature.

In 1849, Bronte published her third novel, Shirley. This novel follows the lives of two wealthy sisters in a Yorkshire village. They must deal with the tumultuous social and economic changes brought about by the industrial revolution. Bronte wrote about themes related to the plight of women in Victorian England, and the novel was praised for its realism.

Bronte also wrote several poems throughout her career. Her best-known poem is “Remembrance,” which was written in 1846. This poem is often seen as a tribute to her dead siblings, Emily and Anne. Bronte died in 1855, at the age of 38.

Charlotte Bronte is an important figure in literature. She wrote powerful stories that explored themes of love, gender, and class. Her novels Jane Eyre, Villette, and Shirley are widely read and studied today. Her poetry is also admired, and her poem “Remembrance” is a touching tribute to her siblings. Bronte’s work has stood the test of time, and she is still considered one of the greatest writers of the 19th century.