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Which of the following quotations BEST showcase the fact that one of Brontë's primary inspirations was William Makepeace Thackeray (the author of Vanity Fair, famous for sarcasm and satire)?

A

"I daren't for my life be alone with that poor child to-night: she might die; it's such a strange thing she should have that fit."

B

"Pooh! No - a mere scratch. Don't be so overcome, man: bear up!"

C

"Winter snows, I thought, had drifted through that void arch, winter rains beaten in at those hollow casements."

D

"'Oh! I will give my heart to God,' I said. 'You do not want it.'"

E

"The month of courtship had wasted: its very last hours were being numbered."

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