biograhpy of Emily Bronte

Ita Cohen Mrs. Marvin English January 4, 2000 Biography Report of Emily Bronte In every authors life, there is an event or sequence of childhood/ early adulthood events that have shaped the authors life and general point of view. These events often color or influence the authors outlook and filter their way into the authors work. In Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, this is clearly shown. . The reader sees an extraordinary inwardness in Emily Brontes book Wuthering Heights. Emily has a gloomy and isolated childhood. . Says Charlotte Bronte, my sisters disposition was not naturally gregarious; circumstances favored and fostered her tendency to seclusion; except to go to church, or to take a walk on the hills, she rarely crossed the threshold of home.(Everit,24) That inwardness, that remarkable sense of the privacy of human experience, is clearly the essential vision of Wuthering Heights. Emily Bronte saw the principal human conflict as one between the individual and the dark, questioning universe, a universe symbolized, in her novel, both by mans threatening and hardly-to-be-controlled inner nature, and by nature in its more impersonal sense, the wild lonesome mystery of the moors. The love of Heathcliff and Catherine, in its purest form, expresses itself absolutely in its own terms. These terms may seem to a typical mind, violent, and even disgusting. But having been generated by that particular love, they are the proper expressions of it. The passionately private relationship of Heathcliff and Catherine makes no reference to any social convention or situation. Only when Cathy begins to be attracted to the well-mannered ways of Thrushcross Grange, she is led, through them, to abandon her true nature. Inwardness is also the key to the structure of the novel. The book begins in the year 1801, on the very rim of the tale, long after the principal incidents of the …

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