The Bronte Sisters, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights

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The Bronte Sisters Various aspects of Charlotte and Emily Bronte’s background greatly influenced them to write the novels Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. The death of their mother influenced them as young children when she died of a lingering illness, and this loss drove the Bronte children into an intense and private intimacy (Dunleavy 239). But their father remained, and he directed their education at home, letting his children read freely and treating them as …

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…in Jane Eyre and Emily Bronte in Wuthering Heights to develop the theme of exploration into different kinds of love. I. Influence of the authors' backgrounds in writing the novels. II. Gothic setting A. Stormy love affair B. Violent, brooding atmosphere C. Supernatural occurrences III. Convincing Characterization A. Heroine B. Antagonist C. Foil to the antagonist IV. Use of important literary devices A. Symbolism B. Pathetic fallacy C. Realism V. Overall value of the novels