Overview for Charlotte Bronte: A Thematic Study of Her Novels
This book is an exploration of the thematic contents of Charlotte Bronteâ€™s fiction, analyzing her major novels on an integrated plane, and simultaneously comparing them with major works of other contemporary leading novelists living or dead. As such, this study records her stand of unconventionality and novelty. The first chapter is an Investigation into the seedy backgrounds to their themes of alienation predicament, predicament, and love and marriage, the Second and the Third a demonstration of the cruelty of alienation and the pinch of predicament in the lonely life of Charlotteâ€™s heroines. But the Fourth chapter discovers that the primary and predominant concern of her fiction is love and marriage, and so it solemnizes the triumph of the passionate, revolutionary woman in love who seems to be agreeing with done: â€œTo make them manly tooâ€. Here again this study exhibits hw the novelist asserts the independence and the individuality of woman on equal footing with man. Thus Charlotte Bronteâ€™s crusade through the realism of The Professor and Shirley and the romanticism of Jane Eyre and Villette envisages a world where women should not be victims, if not always victorious. The conclusion sums up her vision of human life, giving due allowance to destiny and hostile forces. Dr. Singhâ€™s study will serve as a very illuminating and stimulating analysis of Charlotte Bronteâ€™s novels leading to the promotion of healthy attitude towards women and an understanding of their principal problems.
S.N. Singh (Author)
Dr. S.N. Singh (b. 1941) formerly Professor in the Department of Public Administration, Lucknow University, is the Secretary of the Institute for Applied Research and Development, a non-governmental organization based at Lucknow. From 1980 to 1984 Dr. Singh was with L.B.S. National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie as Reader in Public Administration on deputation. His academic career covers a span of about four decades in which he has to his credit eight books already published. Two under publication on various important themes of social relevance. He has published more than 40 papers in the reputed journals. His experience of teaching, research and training for long years has enabled him to produce works which have been widely acclaimed. As Secretary of the IARD since 1995 he has been engaged in academic as well as social service activities. Under the banner of the Institute several activities have been organized since its inception.