The death gave her freedom both physically and emotionally. Louise Ballard is breaks down later when her husband comes home. She collapses when she finds that the husband is alive. Yet she had thought she is free! (Kate,1894) Response to the story I liked the story especially the gentleness with which the sister breaks the death news to avoid causing suffering to the protagonist.in addition, the ironical ending of the story when the dead husband comes home and the wife collapses because she thought he was dead.
Wuthering Heights is the home to Mr. Earnshaw, Hindley, Joseph, Nelly, Heathcliff and Catherine. At Thrushcross Grange, consisted of the Lintons with two children name Edgar and Isabel. The plot in this story starts off simple as the reader would think that this story is just another one of those stories which the disadvantage guy falls in love with the girl he loves and ends up getting married. True, but the plot that built up this ending is what made this story truly special. The characters of Nelly, Cathy (daughter of Catherine and Edgar), Hareton, and Heathcliff the villain which we must all sympathize with is the most shining characters in this story.
Thus, the author conveys the theme of one of life’s absolute truths: love is pain. In addition, the mood of the book is melancholy and tumultuous. Lastly, the single most important incident of the book is when Heathcliff arrives to Edgar Linton’s residence in the Granges unannounced to see Catherine’s state of health. Heathcliff’s single visit overwhelmed Catherine to the point of death. (2) Emily Bronte’s purpose in writing Wuthering Heights is to depict unfulfilled love in a tragic romance novel and hence the theme of Wuthering Heights is love is pain.
Disconnected visions passed through it, and sudden dull gleams of memory, of expectation. The past and the future came and went at their will, but she saw them only in fitful images, which rose and fell by a logic of their own. "(606) This passage, from the last chapters of The Portrait of a Lady, strikes me as one of the most brutally sad moments in the entire novel. Here Isabel, who has defied Osmond¹s wishes that she defer to the Œsanctity¹ of their marriage has, with a solemn and ghostly nod to the liberty and independence that has characterized her throughout, come to be beside her cousin Ralph as he dies. What makes the passage so effectively tragic is that in its tone, language and imagery, it picks up on notes that have been sounded again and again from the beginning of the novel; at the same time, however, we cannot fail to register the differences in the workings of our heroine¹s mind as she tries to make sense of what has become of her.
Two of the most distinguished novels in 19th century England include Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Both of these novels illuminate the lives of the Aristocracy of England and the dramas and errors the class makes for love and importance. In Wuthering Heights, Bronte tells the dark love tale of Heathcliff and Catherine. Contrastingly, Austen’s classic novel focuses on a lighter more vapid side of upper class England. Regardless, both authors create characters that both annoy and endear readers.
The Functions of Pearl in The Scarlet Letter The novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne was a revolutionary book for its time. Its description of simple Puritan society with a rebellious female protagonist make it exceptionally unique. In a book filled with symbolism, one of the most important characters is the protagonist’s daughter, Pearl. The offspring of an adulterous relationship, the small Puritan child serves to represent the sin that created her, as well as her mother’s own passion. She also is a glimpse into the author’s beliefs, as his connection to Romantic beliefs rubs off on the character.
She's the foolish, whimsical and irrational sister, driven by passion and emotion. Both characters are put in similar situations throughout the book and, true to the title, act with sense and sensibility. Elinor's courtship with Edward against Marianne's affair with Willoughby contrasts the characters ideas of marriage and love. Elinor, though interested in Edward, would not admit anything more than having "great esteem" for him. Elinor looked at the situation practically, citing that Mrs. Ferras would be the ultimate factor in their courtship because Edward's future (and fortune) depended on what Mrs. Ferras thought of Edward's possible wife.
In her first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austin brought to life the spirit of being young, in love and living in the eighteenth century. Her story revealed the heartaches and happiness shared by Elinor Dashwood, who represented sense and her sister Marianne, who stood for sensibility. Both sisters felt strongly for what they unknowingly stood for, but each needed to reach a middle ground to find true happiness. It was not until the end of the novel, through marriage, that Elinor and Marianne overcame their nature of having sense and sensibility. Although the title suggested a story of opposites, Sense and Sensibility was about moderation, and how it was applied to two individuals to create sincere joy.
The tone of the final chapter is both hopeful and cheerful at the beginning, and melancholic almost to depression by the end. The symbol of the old house on the corner is powerfully portrayed in this final chapter, representing both Clara’s presence and spirituality, but also Esteban’s fading wealth and power. Magical realism is used to help distort the distinction between reality and fiction. Finally we see the growth of the central character of this chapter, and the narrators of the book, Alba and Esteban. In the epilogue of the novel, Alba has returned from being held in a concentration camp.
Omnipotence and Atonement Through Self-Reflective Narration At first glance, Atonement is a war-torn love story of two star-crossed lovers and simultaneously the life-long struggle of a girl who feels she, and her lies, are responsible for keeping the couple apart. It is not until the end of the novel that readers are told Briony Tallis, the aforementioned young troubled girl, wrote the whole novel and changed the truths about the fates of the lovers, Robbie and Cecilia. This revelation highlights the power of writers and their freedom to convey the truth or lies to readers. Briony utilizes her power as a writer to construct her whole life’s work to embody both lies to appease reader interest. Ultimately, the novel is meant to expose the ugly truth of the story’s origins and pay homage to the ill-fated lovers and allow Briony to redeem herself.