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William Crimsworth Essay

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To fall in love is a terrifying and confusing thing to most people. William Crimsworth is an excellent example of someone who goes through the trials and confusions of falling in love with the wrong person, falling out of love, and falling into unexpected love. In The Professor, Charlotte Brontë uses Crimsworth to show the effects of love and loss in a person’s life, but how that loss may be healed.
The Professor was told from the first person point of view of William Crimsworth. Monsieur Crimsworth, as he is mostly throughout the novel, is an orphan in England trying to figure out how he would make it through life. He was a smart and thoughtful man; he would often sit throughout the book and meditate on how he should handle every situation. In the beginning of the novel, Monsieur Crimsworth became a clerk for his brother, he served him “faithfully, punctually, diligently, (13)” but soon found out that working for his brother was “the most nauseous slavery under the sun (24).” Being so, Crimsworth moved to Brussels hoping to find some hope there as to how he will make it through life. Crimsworth, after being given a recommendation from a friend, is hired by Monsieur Pelet and later hired by the directress, Mademoiselle Zoraide Reuter as an English teacher in their schools. Mdlle. Reuter and Crimsworth soon began to flirt with one another and Mdlle. Reuter later becomes his “first flame(163),” and shows him what falling in love feels like along with heartbreak, after he learns that Mdlle. Reuter is in love with Monsieur Pelet. After Crimsworth realizes he was led on, he began to feel “something feverish and fiery had got into [his] veins (65).” and he treated Mdlle. Reuter with “a look, where there was no respect, no love, no tenderness, no gallantry; where the strictest analysis could detect nothing but scorn, hardihood, irony.” (66) Later, a lady named Mademoiselle Frances Evans Henri, became a member of his class, she was an interesting woman “possessed in a somewhat remarkable degree,” to Crimsworth because she was from Switzerland, but now lived in Brussels and could read and understand English outstandingly well(75). He wanted to get to know her because he wanted to know her background and how she could be as good at English as she was. He began by talking to her in precise but brief conversations in class. Before too long he had learned that Mdlle. Henri’s mother was English and her father was French. His interest in Mdlle Henri was not unnoticed by the, now jealous, Mdlle. Reuter and Crimsworth soon faced troubles in figuring out his true feelings for Mdlle Henri. She was soon dismissed from the school by the envious directress due to the directress idea that “a change of instructors is often beneficial to the interests of a school” or as Crimsworth believes, to herself, because she realized she no longer had the little “toy” she used to have(92). Crimsworth soon set out on a search to find Mdlle. Henri once again, and put together the...

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