Ms. J. Watson
English 12 (Semester 2)
The life and literary works of Emily Bronte Emily Jane Bronte was a silent and reserved English novelist. Bronte was novel “Wuthering Heights”, a book based upon passion and hate. Her novel was considered as a classic of English Literature. Wuthering heights violence and passion led to the Victorian public and as many early reviews started to think the novel was written by a man. (Wikipedia) Bronte was born on July 30, 1818 in a pleasant stone house on Market Street at Thornton near Bradford to Maria Branwell and Patrick Bronte. Her father and mother loved children and the new baby would soon be included in walks around the parish which the elder residents remember. Emily was the youngest of sister Of Charlotte Bronte and the fifth of six children. When Emily was a little over three her mother then died of cancer. Maria’s Sister then moved in to help raise the six children another daughter, Anne, was born soon after Emily. When Emily was 6 years old she went to a boarding school run by charity, the Clergy Daughters' School at Cowan Bridge, where her older sisters Maria, Elizabeth, and Charlotte were already enrolled. In 1825 Maria and Elizabeth both died of tuberculosis, the disease that was later to claim Emily's own life, and that of her younger sister Anne. The surviving sisters Charlotte and Emily were taken home, but they would never forget the terrors and the hardship of their lives at school. Emily was to spend all but a few months of the next twenty years at Haworth Parsonage. In 1835, at the age of seventeen she went to school at Roe Head where Charlotte was teaching, but became so pale and thin that her sister was convinced she would die unless she returned home. She left home again to be a governess in 1837 (a failure). Emily Became a teacher at law hill school in Halifax beginning September 1838 when she was 20. She returned...
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