The Art of Comparison: Remarriage in Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

  title={The Art of Comparison: Remarriage in Anne Bront{\"e}'s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall},
  author={Nicole A. Diederich},
  journal={Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature},
  pages={25 - 41}
  • N. Diederich
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature
This article focuses on two interconnected aspects of Anne Brontë's social criticism in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: Helen's artistic talent and her remarriage. How does a woman's definition of herself as an artist complicate her other social roles? What do the comparisons between a first and second husband suggest about the domestic "ideal?" Does a remarriage allow for more or less opportunity for an artistic woman? Brontë answers these questions by contextualizing Helen's second marriage with… 
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