Category Archives: Bronte (Charlotte)

Books about People Reading Books

Books about books give readers a sense that they are part of a larger community.

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How Jane Eyre Is Not Twilight

“Jane Eyre” provides a lesson in how to emerge whole from a toxic relationship.

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Jane Eyre: Poverty Is No Crime

Unemployed Americans are much more like Jane Eyre than hammock-seeking wastrels.

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“Jane Eyre” as Lenten Meditation

In Jane’s battle with St. John Rivers, we have material that helps us understand the true meaning of Lent.

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Think of Writing Essays as Method Acting

To teach writing about literature, think of your students as method actors.

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Discovering the Bad Girl Within

My student’s project on literary bad girls looks at “Jane Eyre,” Toni Morrison’s “Sula,” and Margaret Atwood’s “Alias Grace.”

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Lit’s 10 Most Painful Marriage Proposals

Literature 10 most painful marriage proposals.

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Jane Eyre’s Critique of the 1%

The critique in “Jane Eyre” of privileged classes who attack the poor anticipates today’s political scene.

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Lit’s 10 Strongest Female Characters

Who are literature’s ten strongest female characters? Here’s my list.

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Kids Find Reading Tangible and Luscious

To teach kids to read by 3, use large flashcards with words that interest them.

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Ashamed of Dark Fantasies? Turn to Lit

If we have dark fantasies that we are ashamed of, one response is to turn them into art.

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Cinderella vs. Jane Eyre in Soccer Final

In tomorrow’s World Cup finals, Japan is Cinderella going up against America’s Jane Eyre.

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