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Did Charlotte Brontë Know Rochester?

Mr. Rochester — a character from Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre — embodies many of the characteristics of a typical Byronic hero. Interestingly though, some consider him to be a more conventional hero. Even Charlotte Brontë’s own description of him … Continue reading

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Byronic Hero

According to Wikipedia1, the character Childe Harold in Byron’s poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (published between 1812 and 1818), is the first example of what came to be known as the “Byronic Hero”. The Byronic hero is very intelligent and sophisticated, … Continue reading

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