By Elizabeth Langland
A examine of Anne Bronte facing her existence and impacts, this article kinds a part of a sequence that's designed to aid within the reassessment of women's writing within the mild of cutting-edge realizing.
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More argued for female education on religious grounds and was reluctant to discern any radical political ends in her argument. She, as Anne Bronte would do, grounded her arguments in religion and carefully wedded any intellectual distinction with the religious sensibility. This description that More provides of a particularly eminent woman and her letters might easily be a description of Helen Graham and her diary in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: Many specimens of epistolary writing might be produced, which excel these in the graces of composition, but few which surpass them in that strong sense, solid judgment, and those discriminating powers which were the characteristics of her intellectual attainments, as heroic fortitude, Christian humility, unshaken trust in God, and submission to his dispensations, were of her religious character.
Huntingdon is a specimen of the naturally selfish, sensual, superficial man, whose one merit of a joyous temperament only avails him while he is young and healthy, whose best days are his earliest, who never profits by experience, who is sure to grow worse the older he grows. Mr. Rochester has a thoughtful nature and a very feeling heart; he is neither selfish nor selfindulgent; he is ill-educated, misguided; errs, when he does err, through rashness and inexperience: he lives for a time as too many other men live, but being radically better than most men, he does not like that degraded life, and is never happy in it.
Nothing less congruous with the writer's nature could be conceived. The motives which dictated this choice were pure, but, I think, slightly morbid. She had, in the course of her life, been called on to contemplate near at hand, and for a long time, the terrible effects of talents misused and faculties abused; hers was naturally a sensitive, reserved, and dejected nature; what she saw sank very deeply into her mind; it did her harm. She brooded over it till she believed it to be a duty to reproduce every detail (of course with fictitious characters, incidents, and situations) as a warning to others.
Anne Brontë: The Other One by Elizabeth Langland