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By Anne Brontë

Whilst her kinfolk turns into impoverished after a disastrous monetary hypothesis, Agnes gray determines to discover paintings as a governess in an effort to give a contribution to their meagre source of revenue and assert her independence. yet Agnes' enthusiasm is speedily extinguished as she struggles first with the unmanageable Bloomfield youngsters after which with the painful disdain of the haughty Murray kinfolk; the single kindness she gets comes from Mr Weston, the sober younger curate. Drawing on her personal event, Anne Bronte's first novel bargains a compelling own standpoint at the determined place of single, informed girls for whom turning into a governess used to be the one first rate profession open in Victorian society.

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Whenever she exhibits a desire to be independent, he becomes uncomfortable. If she withdraws from him to think her own thoughts or just to practice the piano, he can be angry or even insulting. Rachel is cognizant of Terence舗s neediness 舒 a neediness that is fuel for her own fears about marriage. But she also appears to be truly attracted to him, and to hope that they will be able to create some type of compromise. Rachel and Terence舗s ultimate declaration happens during a stop on a river expedition when they take a walk together into the wild jungle terrain.

Through the waving stems she saw a figure, large and shapeless against the sky. Helen was upon her. Rolled this way and that, now seeing only forests of green, and now the high blue heaven, she was speechless and almost without sense. At last she lay still, all the grasses shaken round her and before her by her panting. Over her loomed two great heads, the heads of a man and woman, of Terence and Helen (p. 276). As many critics have noted, it is very difficult to understand what is happening here.

Thornbury, the older wife and mother who babies her husband, and Mrs. Elliot, the childless wife of an Oxford don. Each woman seems slightly unsettled in her life, yet relieved she is not someone else. As Miss Allan leaves breakfast to go write, Mrs. Thornbury laments to Mrs. Elliot, 舠Unmarried women 舒 earning their livings 舒 it舗s the hardest life of all舡 (p. 110). The centerpiece of the novel and the crux of Rachel舗s emotional journey is her romance with Terence Hewet. The romance appears to progress, like most relationships, through gradual stages of uncertainty and attraction and symbiosis, until finally they both declare their feelings and become engaged.

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