Research the Bronte sisters and how they helped to shape British literature. Look at how the sisters encouraged and competed with each other–this blend of support and comparison is fascinating and had a significant impact on their work. Look into their family and show how their lives began, and ultimately what made them so good at writing. Write an in-depth, original research essay. Find a variety of high-quality, scholarly sources of information, and use them as appropriate throughout your essay. Consider your task to be that of entering into an academic discussion with experts in the field, building off their work to further our understanding of a specific issue. Develop a clear thesis statement that presents your argument, and support that argument thoroughly and intelligently. The essay needs to be formatted according to the guidelines of MLA style.