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Charlotte Brontë And Mary Taylor
The pair met in 1831 at boarding school in Yorkshire, and needed each other to influence one another to grow and flourish. For example, Taylor was a radical from a progressive family, and her opinions eventually led Bronte to become passionate about women's rights and to fight the limitations that were put on her. 

When they graduated, Bronte became a school teacher but hated every minute of it — and seeing how Taylor was a feminist, she pushed her friend to ditch that life path and become a writer instead. Without her strong opinions, who knows if Bronte would have picked up a pen.