Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

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Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) by Mind Map: Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)


1.1. Her father was an Anglican priest and her mother died when Charlotte was young

1.1.1. In 1820 the family settled at Haworth, a small village on the Yorkshire Moors, where nature stimulated Charlotte's imagination Charlotte and her sisters first attended a very strict and hard school, where two of her sisters died. Later they were sent to another school Charlotte worked as a governess for many years and she finished school in Brussels.

2. JANE EYRE (1847)

2.1. The author's most famous novel, its subtitle is "An autobiography" because the plot reflects many of the Charlotte's personal life experiences

2.1.1. Charlotte and Jane both received a cruel education in boarding school and loved a married man (Charlotte's professor and Mr Rochester)

2.2. The heroin of the novel, Jane, is a strong and pragmatic woman, who shows courage and determination, which were qualities considered typical of men during the Victorian Age

2.2.1. Rochester is modeled on the Byronic hero: dark, mysterious and intense.

2.3. The novel's qualities are realistic observation and sharp humor, combined with intense feelings