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Although Charlotte and Emily Bronte grew up in the same environment the experiences each took from her childhood and how she adapted them in her brilliant novel differs greatly Although the style and structure of the two most famous Bronte novels - Charlottes Jane Eyre and Emilys Wuthering Heights - are similar the themes characters and basic plot are contrasting While Charlottes novel focuses on one girls journey through life and hardship Wuthering Heights takes a journey through the world of love and hatred by comparing and contrasting three different and intertwining situations The Bronte sisters bring forth the question of genetic and environmental influences on a persons character Both girls grew up in the same house under the same strict rule and were born of the same parents yet they are as different as the sun and the moon The Bronte sisters and their lives are to say the least intriguing The Bronte family lived in Haworth Parsonage in Yorkshire Their home was surrounded by moors but was bleak dead and isolated Their environment symbolizes their life as a whole - uninteresting and mild - yet it is that same environment that led Emily and Charlotte to write wonderful poetry and novels mirroring their lives The family consisted of Maria Elizabeth Charlotte Branwell Emily Jane Anne and others who died as infants Branwell the only male child was an alcoholic and drug addict and hurt his sisters emotionally He along with his father are represented in Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre as the powerful hurtful and dominant men who try to control the women The Brontes were an odd and anti-social family but their need for self-entertainment led to great storytelling and in turn led to some of the most highly regarded novels to date Patrick Bronte a Puritan Reverend was the head of the Bronte household He attended Cambridge University and was of Celtic heredity The Reverend believed in a powerful mans society
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