Autism in Jane Eyre

“I grieve to leave Thornfield: I love Thornfield:—I love it, because I have lived in it a full and delightful life,—momentarily at least. I have not been trampled on. I have not been petrified. I have not been buried with inferior minds, and excluded from every glimpse of communion with what is bright and energetic… Read more Autism in Jane Eyre

Was The Creature Developmentally Disabled?

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?