By Elizabeth Langland
A examine of Anne Bronte facing her lifestyles and impacts, this article types a part of a chain that is designed to aid within the reassessment of women's writing within the gentle of present day realizing.
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Because opening one's own school freed one from the social subjection of being a governess, many young women strove to amass the resources to start their own educational establishment. That, as we have seen, was the Bronte sisters' plan until their own failure to gain pupils and Branwell's worsening condition made the dream impossible . The second 'profession' for women - writing - was less socially acceptable . Charlotte Bronte early sought encouragement to write poetry from Robert Southey and was basically told that her business must be running a household .
Anne places personal independence and suitability of temperament with a man over sexual passion, and the consequences to her art are significant. In Anne's novels, heroines do not humble themselves before male aggression in the often disturbingly submissive manner of Charlotte's heroines. Anne shares with Emily a clear-eyed understanding of the cruelty to which passion coupled with power and mastery can lead. But Anne then departs from Emily in refusing to glorify that cruelty in a figure like Heathcliff.
The second 'profession' for women - writing - was less socially acceptable . Charlotte Bronte early sought encouragement to write poetry from Robert Southey and was basically told that her business must be running a household . Although she was discouraged, she was not, fortunately, finally deterred. Yet women ventured into print with caution and often, as did the Brontes , employed male pseudonyms. That pseudonyms were widely adopted by women speaks to two issues: first, their desire to protect their privacy and to claim the wider subject matter thought appropriate to male but not to female writers; and second, a wish for a less prejudiced evaluation of their works .
Anne Brontë: The Other One by Elizabeth Langland