Charlotte Bronte Research Paper

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It was a time of corsets and petticoats, social classes and political reform. Radical thought and scientific evolutions were on the upswing and the Industrial Revolution was full steam ahead. The Victorian era was a time of societal peace, economic growth, and culture. The rationalism of the Georgian Era was fading away and a new Victorian romanticism in relation to religion, morals, and artistic styles were flourishing. During this time a pivotal figure in the new modern era of changing roles amongst men and women was coming of age. Her views on social consciousness and the Victorian constraints upon the female was at the forefront of a movement that would later become known as feminism. Her name was Charlotte Bronte. While she would have never have called herself a feminist, history would show that she was, in fact, the forerunner of modern day feminism. Her views and beliefs flow out through her writing. Jane Eyre, Bronte’s first published novel, gave view to a new kind of female character. This character became the exact opposite of what everyone was used to seeing in a female. She was outspoken, stood up for herself, and repeatedly described…show more content…
Shortly before Charlotte’s mother passed away from cancer in 1821, Patrick Bronte moved his family to Haworth, an area surrounded by moorlands. For the next few years Charlotte’s aunt cared for her and her four sisters and younger brother. Eventually, as the children grew, Charlotte’s father sent her and her sisters to a Clergy Daughters’ School. It was an inexpensive alternative for their withdrawn father. Charlotte described the school as being particularly cruel, feeding the students rancid food, and publicly beating them. In June of 1825, both of Charlotte’s older sisters passed away after contracting tuberculosis at the

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