Sexism in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Essay

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Imagine a time when sexism was protocol. Now imagine a woman who stepped up, and even implied these problems in her literature. That powerful mistress was Charlotte Bronte, a British author, and very strong woman. She lived a tough life, often suffering from many untimely deaths, including her own. Her sisters were incomparable assets to her mental and emotional strength. In addition to her family, her brief teaching career was likely impactful on her esteemed poetry and other collective works. Her illustrious life was highlighted by her sisters, her various educational roles, and her recovery from tough times.
In the delicate times of the early 19th century, Charlotte Bronte was born in 1816. She was born to reverend Patrick
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Then around 1844, they started the school up. The school was terribly unsuccessful though. The sisters were unskilled in marketing and advertisement. This resulted in lack of public interest.
The sisters may be at a low point in after the school failure. They may have also been unable to support themselves independently and financially. This most likely led to them publishing various poems in there book. They used false names of made up men. Charlotte used the name Currer, Emily was Ellis, and Ann was Acton. They used the surname Bell, a common name that did not sound suspicious at the time. The sister used this pseudonyms approach to write several books. Though Charlotte's success was not immediate; her earliest known novel "The Professor" was rejected for publication. This was followed by great success from all the sisters. Charlotte's "Jane Eyre" was arguably the most popular work of hers. The book was revised for the theater in 2011, and the film grossed over 30 million dollars. (http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1229822/) Ann's "Agnes Grey" and Emily's "Wuthering Heights" were also published with great satisfaction.

In 1848, Charlotte finally revealed her true identity to the publishers in London, as well as her sisters Identity. Though this may have been a step forward in her fame, it was soon followed by grief and sadness. Her sister Emily died later that year. Ann died in 1849, the same year she wrote "Shirley". Years later in

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