Alicante Journal of English Studies / Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses

Anne Brontë: the triumph of realism over subjectivity

Beatriz Villacañas Palomo



The name of the Brontës has been traditionally associated with romantic fiction. However, neither the themes nor the characters of the third Brontë are the products of a romantic imagination. She shared with her sisters the same self absorbed family world and dramatic circumstances, but, unlike them, she does not project autobiography to the realm of passion and symbolism. Instead, as is plain to be seen in her two novels, Anne Brontë masters her own subjectivity and shapes it with an objective presentation of people and maners which enables her to make a radical indictment of some unjust realities of her own time.


Literatura inglesa; Novela; Brontë, Anne; Realismo; Romanticismo; Subjetividad


Copyright (c) 1993 Beatriz Villacañas Palomo

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