Were the Bronte sisters on the spectrum? Obviously, it is impossible to answer this question with certainty since they are long dead, but it can still be speculated on. It can be argued with valid evidence as a possibility. The novel Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, is, in part, an autobiography, which leaves a lot… Read more Signs of Autism in Jane Eyre; Bronte Sisters Autistic?
One could argue that the creature from Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein, is a character suffering from psychosocial impairments. Developmentally, psychosocial skills are gained in childhood, and some issues can be worked out with therapy, preventing further problems in adulthood. The creature in this novel had no childhood to develop through. The creature was thrown… Read more Was The Creature Developmentally Disabled?