Beginning with the premise that each novel is an entity in itself, fulfilling certain aims that the author has defined in letters, prefaces or within the novel itself, one can, I think, by a process of empirical analysis, distinguish the predominating elements of narrative pattern used in that work. This form of analysis has been applied independently to each of Charlotte Brontë’s novels, and it became clear, in the course of the study, that there were certain narrative techniques peculiar to each work. These narrative techniques constitute the artistic tools of the writer. It now remains necessary to sum up the evidence obtained from the analysis to determine if there is an overall pattern to Charlotte Brontë’s style of writing.


Figurative Language Sexual Inhibition Objective Correlative Narrative Technique Inanimate Nature 
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Notes and References

  1. Furst, R.L., Romanticism in Perspective (London, Macmillan, 1968), p. 58. (Reproduced by permission of the publisher.)Google Scholar
  2. Wise, T.J. and Symington, J.A., The Brontës: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence (Shakespeare Head Press, 1932), vol II, p. 243.Google Scholar

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