As one of the most recognized British authors in history, Charlotte Bronte is widely known for her romantic novels displaying the struggle between a person’s morality and their desire to achieve possession of love without the consequences of losing themselves in the process. In her novels, The Professor, Jane Eyre, and Villette, Charlotte Bronte connects love and struggle through theme, characterization, and point of view.
Born on April 21, 1816, Charlotte Bronte was the third born child of Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell’s six children Thorton in Yorkshire, England. After being moved to Haworth by her father, who was an Anglican preacher, in 1820, Charlotte became a student at a school of religion with her elder sisters for a short and unpleasant time (Charlotte Bronte Biography). Afterwards she moved back home and began to live in solitude with her three remaining siblings, father, and aunt that had come to live with them after the early passing of her mother and older sisters(Cody, Charlotte Bronte: A Brief Biography).
As a child, Charlotte and her siblings remained closed off from the rest of the world and their education was distributed mainly by their father even though she went to two other schools after the first, however, little communication took place between them and the children resorted to the creation of their own fantasy worlds where they were the controllers (Cody). Charlotte partnered up with her brother, Branwell to create a world called Angria that was run by the Duke of Zamorna, under whom women suffered due to their attraction toward him and the resentment his evil(Cody).
Though she loved her fantasy, she at the same time lived in reality and she began to work as a teacher at fifteen but soon after fell into the work of being a governess for the rich and noble families with the company of her younger sisters (Cody).
In 1843, Charlotte and her sister Emily were students at a language school in Brussels, Belgium where Charlotte supposedly fell in love with one of her married teachers, but such a fact has never been solidified though it is thought that these events inspired her to write her novel, Villette. Afterwards, the sisters tried to open their own school which failed miserably, and they shortly after returned home to Haworth (Bookrags Staff, Charlotte Bronte Biography).
During a depression and unemployment, Charlotte began writing poetry and soon discovered that her sisters were writing as well. They all agreed to each write a novel and get them published, and they each assumed aliases to hide behind should they become successful. Charlotte’s The Professor, was no good and immediately rejected by five different publishing companies. The criticism encouraged her to continue writing and her second book, Jane Eyre was published in 1847 and was an immediate success (Charlotte Bronte Biography).
Shortly following the success of their writing, tragedy began to strike when Charlotte’s brother died in September...