Emily Bronte 's Wuthering Heights Essay

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Coming from a very talented and literate family background, the Brontë sisters have both written novels centered on orphans’ pursuits of love that may have challenged civilized society. Emily Jane Brontë and Charlotte Brontë are among the six children born to Reverend Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell Brontë (“Emily Brontë”). The loss of their mother and two eldest sisters resulted in different responses between Charlotte and Emily, while Emily became shyer, Charlotte developed a dominant attitude (“Charlotte Brontë”). Initially unsuccessful, Wuthering Heights was written during the years 1845 and 1846 by Emily Brontë and published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell (“Wuthering Heights”). The novel follows two generations of orphaned lovers between the manors Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights. Later, Charlotte Brontë wrote Jane Eyre in 1846 and published it in October 1847 under the pseudonym Currer Bell(“Jane Eyre”). Her novel was about Jane Eyre, an orphaned girl, and follows her through many of the challenges she faces regarding the balance between her responsibility and her desire for passion. Even though both novels focus on challenges between societal duties and passionate loves, Wuthering Heights is a rougher and more detached novel compared to Jane Eyre because Emily Brontë was a reclusive and mysterious person whereas Charlotte Brontë was a courageous and outspoken person.
The Brontë sisters were talented authors who revolutionized Gothic literature,
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