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Keyoshia Edwards Essay

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People often go through the roughest times in life that is not imaginable and Charlotte Bronte was one person who went through a lot. Charlotte went through many crises. Her mother died when she was young, and she had to care for her younger siblings. Bronte could not go to school as a young child like everyone else; she had responsibilities. A few years later as she got older sisters died of tuberculosis, and she was left alone. Charlotte Bronte work tells the story of love, life, and death.
Charlotte was born at Thorntorn, Yorkshire in 1816. She was the third daughter of Rev. Bronte and Maria Branwell. Charlotte had two sisters and 1 brother. The Bronte children were all great readers, and ...view middle of the document...

She died on May 22, and was laid to rest in the family church. Anne Bronte was the youngest child of all; she died at the age of 29. Anne Bronte died at 2 o clock on May 28, 1849 (www.victorianweb.org).
Most of Charlotte Bronte’s poems have to do with death. She witnessed many of her family members death. The poem, ‘On the death of Anne Bronte” is a poem related to death. The poem mainly thank god for blessing her even though her loved ones had passed away. In the poem she says, “There’s little joy in life for me and little terror in the grave”. To me she saying that either way it goes if she is dead or alive she still would not be happy. Everything in her life is gone away and she has no one. Charlotte also stated, ‘I have live the parting to see of one I would have died to save.” That is saying that she lived and learned and she would have died to save her loved ones. (www.poetryfoundation.org).
Charlotte Bronte poem “Apostasy” is a poem about life and religion. Apostasy itself means desertion of or departure from ones religion. This poem is mainly about her going against her faith. Charlotte been through so much in life she gave up and she do not want to do the same with her religion. The line, “That lord and God and Faith are mine, for which thy father’s bled.” This is saying that he is bleeding, but she really acts like she does not see anything. In this poem Charlotte Bronte is mainly talking about regret. (www.poetryfoundation).
Charlotte Bronte and her two sister’s novels became classics. In May 1846, the sisters published their work at their own expenses. Sister Anne, her novel, “Agnes Grey” and Charlotte Bronte “Jane Eyre” was published in 1847, they were also the year’s best selling. After Charlotte and her sister’s novels, the sisters died shortly after and she continued to write. In 1849 Charlotte visited London to continue her works on poetry and novels. While in London Charlotte attended lectures by Thickeray. Thickeray was an English novelist of the 19th Century. Shortly after Charlotte...

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