Friday, September 11, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020 12:30 am by M. in , ,    No comments
A couple of recent Brontë-related thesis:
Social Criticism in Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
by Barcik Oskar
Jagiellonian University, 2020

Having recognised the unjust treatment Anne Brontë has received as a novelist, both during her lifetime and long after her untimely death, the author’s aim is to analyse and showcase her final novel – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – as an example of social critique, and therefore prove its literary merit in that regard. To support his claims, the author refers to the novel itself, its characters and narrative, and some of the most well-known Brontë scholars. Other academic sources provide material for the purpose of fleshing out the historical background. The main points of the thesis concern inequality between the sexes, injustices resulting from patriarchal structures, and the corruption of the upper class as undertaken in the novel.
The Angel in the Home. The feminist light and dark of Jane Eyre in our times
by Víctor Mechó Fuentes
Universitat Jaume I, 2020

Jane Eyre is considered the first feminist novel in history. Written by Charlotte Brontë, it narrates the life of a girl separated from her family and the internal struggle that she has over gender equality. In this academic research, a study is carried out on the feminism present in the novel. By knowing the author's biography and the context of the novel, it can be seen how the values and thoughts of women have endured through the years. The main objective of this work has been to analyze the work from a feminine point of view and to see how all the topics covered in the novel, and the thoughts of the characters can be compared to those contemporary women. Thanks to the analysis carried out, there are many similarities in society, since many of the wishes of women who lived in the 19th century continue to be reflected today. Several authors such as Hoyos (2016) or Iglesias-Rodríguez (2017) have treated Jane Eyre 's feminine point of view as something necessary for our society, considering the main character of the novel, Jane Eyre, as someone ahead of her time and who has been very necessary and a fundamental piece for the feminist movement that we are living today.

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