A few weeks ago, we studied middle grade books with Gothic influences. It totally inspired me to think about a few of my favorite Gothic novels for today’s marry, date, or dump. We’ve got the brooding Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë, the mysterious and sometimes cruel Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë, and Victor Frankenstein from Frankenstein, by Marry Shelley. Lots of characters with high positives and high negatives, am I right? To play leave a comment letting me know who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump. Can’t wait to see who you pick!
Since we’ve done a marry, date or dump about the Bronte sisters, but never about the heroes they created. So today we are going to travel back into Gothic literature, so you can tell me how you would rank the following Bronte male leads: the brooding Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre, the even broodier Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights, the probably unknown Gilbert Markham from Anne Bronte’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. I can’t wait to see who people choose. I had an English teacher tell me once that people were either Jane Eyre people or Wuthering Heights people, but I’m not so sure. I like both! And The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is actually my favorite of three. So I’m excited to see who you pick in the comments.