Emily Brontë Biography

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Emily Jane Brontë, a solitude writer, is a wonderful example of the legacy the Romantic Period left behind. As an isolated woman, Brontë didn’t leave a lengthy list of achievements, but the few she did leave behind continue to inspire modern literature. Emily Brontë was a brilliant young woman that deserves all the credit and recognition she gets today. Mostly famed for her classic novel Wuthering Heights, she also left other legacies that unfortunately aren’t as recognized. By the end of this research, you’ll learn about her past and recognize her as a superb and remarkable woman.

On July 30, 1818 in Thornton, West Yorkshire, Emily Jane Brontë was born. Her parents, Patrick Brontë and Marie Branwell, were well educated individuals. She had six siblings and was the second youngest, followed by her little sister Anne. Her two eldest sisters died young and her brother was a talented painter who gave into vices and became a drunkard. When Emily Brontë was almost two years old, her family moved to Haworth, United Kingdom. Her father thought it was better for the children to grow up in the rural area of the country so they could to enjoy nature and a peaceful life. On September 15, 1821, Marie Bramwell died, just a few months after giving birth to Anne. Emily Jane Brontë was too young to comprehend the death of her mother since she was only three years old, but in the future it affected her literature. It was customary for the Brontë girls to attend the Clergy Daughter’s School at Cowan Bridge, therefore, when Emily turned six she was sent to the school. Unfortunately, the school had poor hygiene and the girls were malnourished. The elder sisters, Elizabeth and Marie Brontë, died of typhoid diseases and Emily and Charlotte returned home sick. Eventually their health improved and their father fomented their education by letting them roam around his study and treated them like little scholars. He brought them toy soldiers and quickly Emily Brontë and her favorite sister Anne created poems about an imaginary kingdom.

Approaching her adult years, Emily began to challenge her fear of being far way from home. When she was seventeen, she began attending Roe Head School where Charlotte taught. Lamentably, she didn’t last very long at the school, only three months, because she began starving herself. She wanted to return home because she was too attached to the moors in her backyard and only wanted a solitude and tranquil life. Patrick Brontë was worried for his girls, he was just a tutor and didn’t have much money to help them thrive. After turning twenty, she went to Pensionnat Hérger school in Brussels with her sister Charlotte. To pay for tuition, she taught piano and Charlotte taught English. They wanted to open their own school back home, but when they finished in Brussels and returned home they had no pupils. Emily accepted this fact and led a domestic life at the estate and took care of her father. Although she starved herself she enjoyed cooking and being in the kitchen. She even perfected the German she learned in Brussels by reading in the kitchen. One day in 845, Charlotte found Emily’s poetry in her room and was astonished on how good it was. Emily quickly dismissed her and was angry at her for snooping around her belongings. After months of convincing, Emily consented to writing poetry with Anne and Charlotte. They used the pseudonyms Curre, Acton, and Ellis Bell. Each name began with the letter of their names and Belle derived from Brontë. On December 1848, Emily Brontë published Withering Heights under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. During her lifetime it wasn’t a great success and on December 19, 1848 she died of tuberculosis after catching a chill at her brother Patrick’s funeral.

Emily Brontë wrote during the Romantic Period. Unfortunately, she was a little too avant-garde for her time and use Gothic elements in her writings. People didn’t comprehend this trend and shrugged of her remarkable work. In her literature, you can see supernatural and death alluding elements. It is thought that her inclination towards the dark side of Romanticism was because of her affinity towards the gloomy moors and her mother and sisters’ death. Brontë’s style used a figurative and self-effacing interspersed with poetic prose. She was renowned for her romantic poetic style because she delved into the themes of nature, solitude, romanticism, religion, loss, death, revenge and class. Although she only wrote one novel she wrote many poems including, “Faith and Despondency,” “Anticipation,” “Fall, Leaves, Fall,” “A Little While, A Little While,” “Me Thinks this Heart,” “A Little Budding Rose,” “Remembrance,” “A Day Dream,” “A Death-Scene,” “Come, Walk with Me,” “Encouragement,” “At Castle Wood,” “The Philosopher,” “Stars,” “Plead for Me” and “Interrogation.”

To summarize, Emily Brontë was an outstanding writer too ahead of her time. She didn’t get the fame she deserved in her lifetime, but to this day, modern literature has greatly benefited from her novel. From movies to books such as Twilight, Wuthering Heights has been quoted time and time again because of its deep and emotional love connections.

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