Charlotte disliked her job and decided to leave in order to study French in Belgium. In Belgium, she met Constantin Heger who helped her by giving a strong literary background and develop her writing. She grew to a strong liking to him, but he was married so their relationship was ill-fated (Charlotte 1).
After studying at Belgium and returning home, Charlotte discovered that her Emily and Anne also loved to write. Together they wrote their first book of poetry Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. The three girls used male author names so that they would be treated fairly and not be criticized for being women.
Even then, their book only sold two copies and didn’t get great reviews. Charlotte kept writing and wrote The Professor and Jane Eyre. “Jane Eyre depicts the development, in Charlotte Bronte’s words, of a ‘heroine as plain and simple as myself’” (Felder 149).
Jane Eyre was an autobiographical story that became Charlotte’s most popular novel. It received a great amount of attention and caused much controversy as well. After writing Jane Eyre, Charlotte wrote two more books Shirley: A Tale and Villette with a male author name. Critics have reviewed her books and have had some different opinions.
Some critics enjoyed and admired her books, while others hated and criticized them. However, most critics praise Charlotte Bronte on her writing style, even if they don’t like her books. The book that received the most reviews, positive and negative, was Jane Eyre. Not everyone liked the autobiographical aspect of the book and many thought it was an unrealistic story. In December of 1852 Charlotte Bronte was asked for her hand in marriage by Arthur Bell Nicholls. With the persistence of Arthur and her father encouraging her, she decided to accept the proposal and they got married in June of 1854. With her marriage to Arthur Bell Nicholls on 29 June 1854, Charlotte Bronte’s literary activity came to an end” (Rosengarten 1).
As a representative work of a female author who was well ahead of her times, Jane Eyre can safely be regarded as the magnum opus of Charlotte Bronte. A literary career that spanned for a meager six years, it was really incredible as to how Charlotte Bronte could excel so much as a novelist so as to be able to pen down the account of a lonely and principled woman who has since been looked up as the ...
In January 1855 Charlotte found out she was pregnant. Sadly, the pregnancy was very rough on her and made her very ill, leading to her death in March of 1855. Charlotte remained one of the most-read and admired writers of the nineteenth century (Felder 149).
Her life and literary career became an inspiration to many female writers, and her characters are some of the best female heroines in literature. Jane Eyre is the type of character that can influence and inspire many people.
Jane, while described very plain and simple, is a beautiful person from the passion and strength she possesses. Jane’s powerful character shows when she is brought down and oppressed in different parts throughout the book. Mrs. Sarah Reed and her son are the first people in her life who abuse and mistreat Jane. Then at school Mr. Brocklehurst makes an untrue statement about Jane in front of everyone. However, Jane is firm and strong and doesn’t let these instances bring her down. She’s a strong, independent, feminine character who is able to endure great obstacles in her life.
At Lowood, the school she attended, the conditions are very rough and rugged. Jane has a hard time adapting and is humiliated and ashamed of herself. Her friend Helen Burns tries to tell her not to be so emotional and sensitive. However, as the novel progresses you see that Jane’s emotion are what leads her to choose the better solutions in her life. Her emotions becomes a powerful weapon because she is following what she truly believes in and what she truly feels. When Jane meets Mr. Rochester, she doesn’t admit her feelings towards him even to herself.
The readers get to see their relationship grow and they see their feelings come out for each other. When Mr. Rochester finally proposes Jane accepts the proposal quite readily. Jane, once again being the simple girl that she is, turns down the extravagant and expensive wedding dress. Then, Jane and the readers get the surprising news when Jane finds out that Mr. Rochester is married. Following her moral standards Jane refuses to be Mr. Rochester’s mistress. Jane’s determination drives her to run away from Thornton. While Jane is staying with the Rivers family, Jane becomes more mature and confident in herself.
“The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others” said Henry Ward Beecher. Everyone has some type of influence on another, whether it is big or small, good or bad. For example, outside influences, such as other characters, can affect a characters actions and thoughts in either a positive or negative way. In the novel Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Bronte, many ...
She is an accepting environment and that does great things for her self esteem. When she goes back to take care of Mr. Rochester she feels more independent and grows a new love for him, allowing her to take care of him. Even in tough situations Jane finds ways to come out of them firm and strong. Jane is a passionate and emotional character who sticks to her true feelings and shapes her beliefs and thoughts as the novel progresses. She has strong endurance and she is very courageous. She puts her standards in God’s hands and does what she believes is the moral thing to do.
Jane was only trying to find who she really was and become independent, In the end she was able to do that, even if she did have to go through so many obstacles and a lot of pain. Jane is a courageous and powerful heroine that makes the novel so heartbreakingly beautiful and inspiring. Jane Eyre’s critical analysis varied and changed from critic to critic. As a reader Jane Eyre was a brilliant and romantic for my self. One of many critics said that Jane Eyre “is one of the most powerful domestic romances which have been published for many years” (Allot 67).
I believe that the romance in the book was passionate and a bit tragic. Mr. Rochester is the type of character that every girl wants to fall in love with, and Jane is such a simple and plain girl, and their romance is sort of a dream come true. I loved their romance because it wasn’t a typical fairy tale story, since they had to go through so much development and heart wrenching obstacles. Some critics however don’t have the best things to say about Jane Eyre, “Although most critics have praised Bronte’s narrative technique, some have argued that the story of Jane Eyre is unrealistic” (Charlotte 1).
Jane Eyre, while it might seem a bit unrealistic, is a brilliant story and as a reader I know I wanted what was best for Jane. I never thought while I was reading the book that the story was unrealistic. The situations that Jane is put through are supposed to seem a bit unrealistic to show the courage and passion that Jane possesses. I know that if I were to be ever put in a situation or situations like that I wouldn’t have responded the way that Jane did. Some critics even “doubted that a woman was capable of writing such a work” (Charlotte 1).
Charlotte Bronte was born in 1816, in Thornton, Yorkshire, the third of Patrick and Maria Bronte's six children. Charlotte's clergyman father became in office at Haworth in 1020, a year before for mother died. In 1824, all the girls with the exception of the youngest Anne were sent to a boarding school for clergymen's daughters. The treatment there was so rigorous that is probably caused the early ...
This assumption is just ridiculous and sexist.
At this time Charlotte was a strong feminist figure. She proved to the world that women were able to have accomplishments and make an impact on the literary world. Jane Eyre is a book that could only be truly written by a female writer. The way Jane’s emotions are written and the struggles she goes through morally and mentally are such beautifully written that it can only be truly written by another female. “Some have argued that Bronte relied too heavily on her own life for the plot and thus reduced the novel’s dramatic impact, but most concur that such immediacy of experience enriched the novel” (Charlotte 1).
I think that the fact that Jane Eyre was autobiographically based, it makes the novel so much better. Charlotte was able to connect with the book on a personal level, and as the reader reads the novel it’s very apparently so. Charlotte was able to tap into her own emotions and spill them on to the pages of Jane Eyre allowing her to really make the reader feel those emotions as well. I could just feel as I was reading the book the emotions that Charlotte had. The narrative of the novel was so magnificent, and I believe that because it was a story of her life, Charlotte was able to accomplish the beautiful narrative.
Jane Eyre is a book that will be analyzed and criticised for years to come. Some critics will love the story of the plain simple Jane. The books that cause the most controversy are the books that stay around the longest. Jane Eyre was such a beautifully written book, with such a beautiful story and romance. I know that for years to come many others will read the book and make the decision on their own towards on how they feel towards the book. Charlotte Bronte was a strong feminist writer in the nineteenth century.
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She was able to make such a strong contribution in the literary world as a female. Her life story was not the easiest or the most pleasurable, but Charlotte was able to write her own autobiographically based novel. Jane Eyre brought plenty of attention and popularity for Charlotte. Even though Charlotte didn’t write a myriad of books and not many of them were positively received, she was still able to be remembered to this day as a brilliant feminist figure in literature. Critics from everywhere have studied and analyzed her work and have praised Charlotte on her writing style.
Even though the criticism varies from positive to negative, no one can really deny the brilliant writing skills of Charlotte as an author. Jane Eyre was a book that varied in the reviews and comments it received. Some critics loved it and thought it was a fresh, brilliant piece of work, while others disliked it and deemed it unrealistic. Personally the Jane Eyre was a brilliant and wonderfully written book. Charlotte Bronte paved the road for many female writers of her time and time to come. She was able to create one of the most impactful female heroines and write a passionate romance that has been remembered for years.