Emily Bronte and Wuthering Heights Essay

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Emily Bronte and Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte wrote only one novel in her life. Wuthering Heights written under her pen name, Ellis Bell, was published in 1847. Although, Wuthering Heights is said to be the most imaginative and poetic of all the Bronte's novels, Emily's book was not as popular as her older sister, Charlotte's, new release, Jane Eyre ("Bronte Sisters" 408). In looking at Bronte's writings, the major influences were her family, her isolation growing up, and her school experiences.

Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell lived with their father, the Reverend Patrick Bronte, in a parsonage high above the village at Haworth in Yorkshire, England ("Bronte Sisters"
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Both before and immediately after his marriage he wrote a great deal. He was genuinely in love, but the only verse form he could manage was the rhyming couplet; the only imagery he knew was that of the conventional eighteenth-century allegories, staled long since by use. He had an observant eye and a love for animals and nature.

Patrick Bronte was thirty-five before he married. His bride, Maria Branwell, of a Methodist Penzance family, was as unworldly as he, and considered poverty a positive benefit to the soul. Maria had a fine, witty mind, an independent spirit rare in women of her day, and physical endurance that only her own children would rival. The marriage took place on December 29, 1812. Six children were born as a result of it: Maria in April 1814, Elizabeth in February 1815, Charlotte in April 1816, Patrick Branwell in June 1817, Emily Jane in July 1818, and Anne in January 1820. In the year following Anne's birth, Mrs. Bronte died of cancer on September 15th. She lived to be thirty-eight years old.

Leaving no memory with her surviving children, her part in the moral makeup of her daughters was yet primordial and lasting. Her love letters, written to Patrick during their engagement and read by Charlotte thirty-eight years later, drew from her daughter this tribute of understanding and love: "it

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