Charlotte and Emily Brontë: Literary Lives by Tom Winnifrith, Edward Chitham (auth.)

By Tom Winnifrith, Edward Chitham (auth.)

This new booklet at the Brontes concentrates at the manner within which the literary pursuits and expressions of Charlotte and Emily have been equipped up. It uses contemporary learn into historical past and examining topic to enquire the advance of the authors' poetry and novels.

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Charlotte and Emily Brontë: Literary Lives

This new booklet at the Brontes concentrates at the approach during which the literary pursuits and expressions of Charlotte and Emily have been equipped up. It uses contemporary learn into history and interpreting subject to enquire the advance of the authors' poetry and novels.

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Mr Nicholls was a High Churchman, although it is hard to find anything specifically High Church in his views except a general dislike of dissenters. In this he was joined by the only Religion 31 other curate to have made much impression upon the Brontes, the Rev. William Weightman. He is supposed to have been the model for Mr Weston in Anne Bronte's Agnes Grey, but there is little evidence for this. ', 1 but oddly the same character gabbles through the service in a way that is hardly in keeping with High Church pretentions or practice.

The clergy are represented by the Rev. Michael Millward who, with his affection for malt liquors and contempt for Helen Huntingdon' s mollycoddling of her son, is clearly not an Evangelical clergyman. 5ince we rarely see hirn discussing religious matters it is hard to tie hirn down to any religious faction in the Church. In a way he may seem to be a rare representative in the Brontt~ novels of the High and Dry Church, a type of clergyman probably very common in the eighteenth century before the Evangelical movement made the Church aware of its spiritual rather than its social function.

All the BrontE~ children appear to have feIt the despair and despised the sanctimoniousness. Calvinism, though frequently confused with Methodism, is not the same as it; Aunt Branwell was a Methodist, but there is no evidence that she was a Calvinist. Mr Bronte' s predecessor at Haworth, the famous William Grimshaw, was a Calvinist although, unlike Wesley, he remained faithful to the Church of England. There is no evidence for Mr Bronte hirnself preaching Calvinistic doctrines, although his sermons, letters, stories and poems are full of references to Hell and damnation.

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