Charlotte and Anne Brontë were themselves educators. Therefore it is not surprising that education plays a prominent part in their novels. This study will examine the background of the governess in the nineteenth century and its main focus will be on the governess’ role in the literary works of the two Brontë sisters, Charlotte and Anne. In this piece of writing, two novels will be compared, namely Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë in which the two sisters featured their heroines as governesses. Moreover, the paper will describe the difficulties and struggles which arise in the novels from the position of a governess. In addition, it will also examine the possible reasons which made Jane and Anne decide to take the role of governess and how the two heroines, Jane and Anne, saw themselves in that role. Finally, this study will aim to shed light on the significant role of the governess in the shaping of the story through these novels. (Harvard style has been used).