|Plot Summary of The Bronte Myth|
|"The Bronte Myth examines the treatment of the sisters in other biographies, critical works and works of fiction in order to see what their public image has been over the years and to compare that image to the facts that are awailable. Lucasta Miller concludes that much of what has appeared in print is colored by the writers own preconceptions. The first biography of Charlotte for example was by Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell. She felt that Charlotte needed to fit into the typical model of the 19th century woman, and so she created a portrait of a homebody and paid little attention to Charlotte's work. Twentieth Century feminists, on the other hand, tended to see Charlotte as a victim of the male dominated culture. Emily, as a result of Charlotte's own biographical notice was seen as a shy person who avoided contact with the wider society. Later it was even thought that she hadn't written her great novel, but that it was the work of her brother. Miller maintains that these as well as other images of the novelists were more myth than reality."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Bronte Myth|
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Special relationship with
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- 19th century
- mostly 3rd
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Is this a biography of several people?
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- A lot 11-15 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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