Emily Bronte Essay

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Emily Bronte had a personality that has yet to, and probably will never be fully explained. Emily died at a very young age. She had never gotten the chance to have a biography done on her like her sister Charlotte. However, thanks to Emily’s poems, few diary accounts and letters, her sister Charlotte’s biography, and Emily’s novel, Wuthering Heights, it allowed for her life, character and personality to reflect through. Emily Jane Bronte was born on July 30, 1818 at Thornton, Yorkshire, England. She was born into the lives of her father, Patrick Bronte and her mother, Maria Bronte. Patrick Bronte was born in Ireland on March 17, 1777. He was born into poverty, but “driven by ambition” he overcame it by attending St. John’s College in Cambridge University in England. (Family History 1; Magill 310) As the “self-disciplined, hard-working young man” he was, (Magill 310) which aided him toward Cambridge, it also led him toward several curacies in Northern England. (Family History 1; Magill 310) Patrick Bronte was an exceptionally smart man, knowing religion and political matters well, as well as an author of several books. (Rev. Patrick 1 & 2) His personality soon rubbed off on his children as they grew a passion for reading and writing themselves. Maria Bronte was born in Penzance, Cornwall on April 15, 1783. (Maria Branwell 1) She was born into a wealthy family, but unfortunate family deaths caused her immediate family to deteriorate. (Maria Branwell 1) She than looks for employment else where and meets Patrick Bronte. (Maria Branwell 1) They got married on December 29, 1812 at the Guiseley Parish Church. (Rev. Patrick 1) Together, in the span of seven years, they have six children “Maria (1814), Elizabeth (1815), Charlotte (1816), Patrick Branwell (1817), Emily Jane (1818) and Anne (1820).” (Magill 310; Rev. Patrick 1) Within the year 1820, Patrick was given a job as the Perpetual Curate of the village of Haworth. (Rev. Patrick 1) He and his family moved to Haworth where unfortunately Maria Bronte develops cancer of the uterus and dies on September 15, 1821 at the age of thirty-eight. (Maria Branwell 2) Emily was only three years old when her mother died. After the death of his wife, Patrick was left to take responsibility for six small children. (Magill 310) Patrick received help, however, when Maria’s sister, Elizabeth Branwell, came to help take care if the children. She is know as Aunt Branwell by the children and is said to be a strict and religious women. (Elizabeth Branwell 1) A few years later another aid would join Aunt Branwell in taking care of the children: Tabitha Aykroyd. Casually known as Tabby by the children, she had an overwhelming influence on the children, especially Emily.
The Bronte children’s mother was only the start of the many tragedies to come. This is mainly due to the conditions in Haworth. Frank N. Magill states that:
The Bronte home was cold and damp, and the town suffered from the effects of open sewers and...

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