‘Take courage, Charlotte, take courage’. - Anne Brontë’s final words to her sister Charlotte were ‘Take courage, Charlotte, take courage’, and they have proved to be inspirational not only to her ...
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Three things that inspired my writing and The Duke's Guide to Correct Behavior:A letter to the Portland Daily Globe quotes Charlotte Brontë:
• Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. For me, it always comes back to Jane and Mr. Rochester. I love the governess/lord trope, the fierce, determined heroine and the damaged charismatic hero.
The pair who condemned him based on a photograph are, of course, oblivious to those things, and no benefit of a doubt was spared. I would simply recall Charlotte Brontë’s words: “Such is the imperfect nature of man! …spots are there on the disc of the clearest planet, and eyes like [theirs] can only see those minute defects, and are blind to the full brightness of the orb.” (Shannon Younce)Slate's Browbeat discusses who will win in the new season of The Bachelor:
Jade loves the matriarchy of elephants and the literary complexity of Jane Eyre. Jade has what Chris’ mom Linda would call “gumption,” and Linda loves gumption. Gumption is a crucial trait for any future Soules bride. 3 to 1. (Liz Stevenson)
If you could be a fictional character, who would you be?Les Soeurs Brontë (in French) posts about the 1836 Christmas and the letter of Charlotte to Robert Southey asking for advice in her literary aspirations; The Daily Geekette is preparing a Jane Eyre readalong for January; One Little Library posts about Ice and Fire in Jane Eyre.
Jane Eyre. She's admirable, a heroine that relies on herself to get back on her feet. She's complex and passionate. (ABC website)