Similarities Between Charlotte Bronte’s Life and Jane Eyre’s Life

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This study mainly concerns with the similarities between Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte’s life. The aim is to find out how Charlotte Bronte’s life and experiences affect Jane Eyre. The most frequently and the most effective similarities from the earlier parts of their lives to the end of their lives are given in this study. It is also aimed to determine the frequency of similarities and effectiveness of these similarities by analyzing their lives. After analyzing the collected data, the findings of the analysis show that there are many similarities in each part of their lives. The similarities in their childhood are the most effective ones. It can be easily concluded that Jane Eyre is based on the life of Charlotte
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Elizabeth Gaskell writes the first biography of Charlotte Bronte and it plays a significant role in developing Charlotte Bronte’s reputation. In some part of The Life of Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell highlights similarities between Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte. Although she states Helen in Jane Eyre does not resemble Maria completely, she notices that Maria Bronte has in common with Helen Burns ; “I need hardly say that Helen Burns is as exact a transcript of Maria Bronte as Charlotte’s wonderful power of reproducing character could give” (60). Gaskell also displays an event which affects both Jane Eyre and Charlotte’s life; “Before Maria Bronte’s death that low fever broke out, in the spring of 1825, which is spoken of in Jane Eyre” (62).

This part involves the methodology followed in this research. While the researchers are searching for the similarities between Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte’s life in Jane Eyre, they are going to benefit from various sources like books, articles, web sites, and journals. Firstly, the aims, objectives, and research questions of the study are going to be determined. Secondly, the researchers are going to find necessary and reliable sources from the databases, books, and


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