ok so , basically I couldn’t wait to write about this. It’s around 1.30am and its monday and I am shattered but the sheer beauty of this movie made me force myself to sit down with the laptop and explain to you exactly what this is all about.
By now you all know literature and history is my life and basically my soul so when I got to hear about this television film I was adamant to see it.
And I am soo happy that I did.
The movie is depicted in the era of the 17th century , about the 1840’s .This movie is a true life story of the Brontë family who resided in Haworth, West Yorkshire.
Not only do we see the strong bonds between the three sisters Charlotte, Emily & Anne.We realise how Charlotte believed in her sisters;there was no sort of sibling rivalry in fact there was encouragement. And even when they knew the task was daunting and it was something really difficult to achieve (bear in mind at that time they wouldn’t consider a females literary work above a males – hence their pseudonym Currer bell ) their unwavering determination proved that they really were worth it, just look at their work till this day it is admired.
Before watching this movie I had no idea about Branwell Bronte and his extreme struggles with alcohol and drug addiction. There is so much pain and its portrayed brilliantly by the actor Adam Nagaitis.Honestly though, I loved every character especially when the sisters would quote their poems – it was beautiful, literally felt like crying (and I’m quite a tough person).
My most favourite would have to be Charlotte. Shes just the perfect woman when it comes to standing up for whats right. To be equal. I adore how she praises her sisters work urging and encouraging them to publish their volumes of poems and stories together. Theres this one quote where they visit the publisher to clear some copyright issues (someone is trying to publish their work or something on them terms) and the gentleman does not believe they are the writers to which she states:
What makes you doubt it Mr Smith? My accent , My gender, My size?
Thank you to the exceptional Bronte sisters, your work will always be remembered and it gives us hope in achieving things that others believe are unachievable .
You’ve helped females be more accepted into the world of literature and for that I adore you ❤
I leave you with a quote and a beautiful gif underneath 🙂
If people were always kind and obedient to those who are cruel and unjust, the wicked people would have it all their own way: they would never feel afraid, and so they would never alter, but would grow worse and worse.
When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should – so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again.”
– Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre