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Author Study: Charlotte Brontë Curated by Pearl Au-Yeung '17

This libguide provides thorough description and analysis of Charlotte Brontë and her works.


The majority of Charlotte Brontë’s main protagonists are females. The strong presence of female characters is utilized in a way to illustrate the strength and dynamics of women in society. Brontë went against typical Victorian era women standards in literature, showing independence and strength in her characters. Charlotte Brontë emphasized the point that she wanted to create female protagonists that stood out for things other than physical beauty— by things that were not marketed solely to men. Brontë wanted to show that the value of a person is not defined by mere physical appearances. She created women who lived for themselves. 


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