3 thoughts on “Who Knew?

  1. Bronnthomas

    The Brontës sisters were all first generation immigrants, the daughters of another Irishman who changed his name to Brontë from the more Gaelic sounding Brunty (Ó Proinntigh), which connects with the word bronntanas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brontë_family#Origin_of_the_name

    Adds credence to the idea that Emily’s character Heathcliff was an Irish immigrant (rescued/abducted from Liverpool, initially spoke a language that no one around him understood), and chimes nicely with the song Wuthering Heights, given that Kate Bush is also first generation Irish immigrant.

    1. ReproButina

      Bleedin’ immigunts! Going over there and producing their literature.

      Thanks for the info. Everyday’s a schoolday.

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