S: Emily Jane Bronte By Julia Njau
BC: PS: the "e" in Bronte could not be properly corrected in this scrapbook.
FC: Emily Jane Bronte | Njau, Julia HC May 11th, 2012 Author Study Final
1: -Family Tree. ..pg 2-3 -Introduction to Emily Bronte .... pg 4-5 -Timeline: Childhood ... pg 6-7 -Timeline: Death ... pg 10 -Poems and Novels ... pg 11 -My Comforter by Emily Bronte ... pg 12-13 -Description of Poem ... pg 14 -Victorian Era: Queen ... pg 15 -Victorian Era: Homes ... pg 16 -Victorian Era: Dressing ... pg 17 -Modern Adaptation: 2009 Movie ... pg 18-19 | Table Of Contents
3: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. | Bronte and her remaining brother and sisters. | Patrick Bronte (Father of the Bronte children)
4: Emily Bronte
5: Raised by a widow, Emily was very close to her sisters and brother, as well as her father.
6: Mother to Bronte children | Childhood
11: Poems by Emily Bronte (1818-1848) A Day Dream A Death-Scene Hope How Clear She Shines Last Lines My Comforter The Old Stoic The Prisoner Self-Interrogation Stanza | Poems And Novels | Only novel Emily wrote in her lifetime.
12: ELL hast thou spoken, and yet not taught A feeling strange or new; Thou hast but roused a latent thought, A cloud-closed beam of sunshine brought To gleam in open view. Deep down, concealed within my soul, That light lies hid from men; Yet glows unquenched--though shadows roll, Its gentle ray cannot control-- About the sullen den. Was I not vexed, in these gloomy ways To walk alone so long? Around me, wretches uttering praise, Or howling o'er their hopeless days, And each with Frenzy's tongue;-- A brotherhood of misery, Their smiles as sad as sighs; Whose madness daily maddened me, Distorting into agony The bliss before my eyes! | My My Comforter (1818-1848)
13: So stood I, in Heaven's glorious sun, And in the glare of Hell; My spirit drank a mingled tone, Of seraph's song, and demon's moan; What my soul bore, my soul alone Within itself may tell! Like a soft, air above a sea, Tossed by the tempest's stir; A thaw-wind, melting quietly The snow-drift on some wintry lea; No: what sweet thing resembles thee, My thoughtful Comforter? And yet a little longer speak, Calm this resentful mood; And while the savage heart grows meek, For other token do not seek, But let the tear upon my cheek Evince my gratitude! | By Emily Bronte
14: The personal tone in 'My Comforter' describes the thoughts Emily had 'concealed' within her soul in the 'light that lied hid from men' and its 'gentle ray' that could not be controlled by a patriarchal system or by a male God.
15: Times of unpredicted demographic increase in England. | Victorian Era (1837-1901) | Queen Victoria
16: Conditions of the working class were bad. Three reform bills gradually gave the vote to most males over the age of twenty-one. Child labor persisted throughout the period. | Victorian
17: Women wore corsets, balloonish sleeves and crinolines in the middle 1840's. | Era
18: Wuthering Heights, 2009
19: -Written in first person -Cathy's Ghost appears differently - Characters resemble a different personality then the novel. - Cathy has different looks on her (evil, nice, selfish) -Descriptions are not fully included in move. | The fact that it was Emily Bronte's only novel is not the reason directors recreated this story. The love affairs, drama, and suspense that the novel brought brought made for a great movie. | Novel | Movie | Why?