Charlotte Bronte

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Charlotte Bronte (April 21, 1816 – March 31, 1855) (Britannica, Wikipedia) was a 19th century English novelist who is known for Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre was based strongly on Charlotte's childhood and her schooling at Brussels and promoted Charlotte's belief that women should be able to pursue things beyond domestic work. Charlotte was the sister of Emily Bronte, author of Wuthering Heights which partially inspired Charlotte (Britannica).

Other novels (Wikipedia):
· The Professor (1857) - First novel written but was rejected by publishers until it was accepted in 1957.
· Shirley (1849) - Second novel and made the name Shirley popular for girls.
· Villette (1853) - Third novel and also inspired by Brussels.

Bronte’s romantic and satiric approach to writing set the standard for female authors for a century (Britannica). An example of her romantic writing is Jane Eyre, Bronte conveys the real thinking and acting of women and their desire for love.

Bronte can also be described as the first modern woman of her time saying:


"It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex" - (Bronte)
(Wikiquotes)



Modern Connection
·Inspired Modern Feminism through her "Modern Woman" Stance

Links
· Jane Eyre
· English Literature - The Brontes
· The Modern Woman
· Romantic Literature


Primary Sources
"Charlotte Bronte." Wikiquote. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2011.
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jane_Eyre#Jane_Eyre_.281847.29



Secondary Sources
Cody, David. "Charlotte Bronte: A Brief Biography." The Victorian Web: An
Overview. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2011. http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/bronte/cbronte/brontbio.html


Tertiary Sources
"Charlotte Brontë." Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. 3
February 2011.
http://www.britannica.com.elibrary.calgarypubliclibrary.com/EBchecked/topic/80962/Charlotte-Bronte.

"Charlotte Bronte." Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2011.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Bronte.




Shael: I like your format, and it was neat to learn that charlotte bronte was motivated through her sisters to write jane eyre. It would have been nice to know how the sisters motivated her. One thing that you might want to change is the order of the sources, primary before secondary,and maybe finding a source to back up your wikiquote website. All in all though very informative, and an all around good job.
Jordan: Your paragraph is neat and concise and I liked the quote you included, however, you should go into greater depth concerning Charlotte Bronte's writing style and the issues that her writing explores. You may also consider converting the section explaining her novels from list format to actual sentences as this would allow you to go into greater depth and communicate more specific details about her writings. Since you aren't anywhere near the word limit it may be beneficial to expand your piece, going into greater depth on specific components of your article. There weren't many changes to make but I added quotations around your quote at the end, which is the proper format of a quote. Good job!