Nelly was more than a servant, and had a personal relationship with most of the characters,which is why her story is so efficient, and her lack of knowledge not as important. She really loved them, and she shows it when she says, "I kissed Hareton good-bye; and since then he has been a stranger: and it's queer to think it, but I've no doubt he has completely forgotten all about Ellen Dean, and that he was ever more than all the world to her and she to him!" (Wuthering Heights Pg. 81) Hareton probably doesn't remember her, but that shows the lack of appreciation everyone had for her. No one praised her like Heathcliff and Edgar praised Catherine, but no one hated her like Hindly hated Heathcliff.
She rejected proposals- first from the man she had a brief relationship with (Tom Lefroy) who had no money and later the proposal from a man who had money (Harris Bigg – Wither) but could not win Jane’s love. Though it has been very recent that Jane Austen’s works have become mainstream, for some she has bee... ... middle of paper ... ...learns from the mistakes and manipulating others may prove to be malicious. Emma’s stubborn attitude and an innate desire to better others also allow her to stoop her social class where she can help others in being well off in society. Even though she is constantly conscious of her social standing she still does as she pleases. Although Jane Austen never herself made any distinctions between her own heroines but it is easily observed that Pride and Prejudice was the first novel drafted by Austen and Emma was drafted when Austen had a little more taste of life and success in life.
Rosie is portrayed as a tomboy in the opening paragraphs which is demonstrated through the quote 'Rosie has little use for girls, and as far as possible avoided them. '; She is also conveyed as smart and conniving as she had 'discovered how to jump over Rex in a way that weakened him';. The reader is positioned to see Rosie as the underdog due to her gender and because of her headstrong and shrewd manner the reader responds positively towards this character. Rex is introduced to the reader as a 'natural born leader'; and as 'very calm and courteous…..with poise that couldn't be hurried, flustered or excited. '; Due to these admirable attributes he too is also looked upon favourably by the reader.
She doesn 't have any restrictive boundaries, but she feels like her letter is that line that keeps her in her town where she will constantly be judged by others. Constantly criticized, evaluated, and assessed. Hester appears to have a negative mental state caused by her mental condemnation due to the adverse diction when she’s addressed through use of words such as sin, dark, or inscrutable. As her condemnation continues on, she (unlike Jake) changes her subjective thoughts into ones that represent pride and acceptiveness. She turns her views on life into ones that are happier and more accepting, since she has already gone through so much.
They were not obsessed with Brett and did not think that she could be the answer to their problems. Brett had little affect upon these men who were in control of their lives and emotionally healthy. However, she did have control over Jake, Robert, and Mike because they were lost, part of that lost generation that Hemingway often wrote about. And Brett, being as lost as the men, truly fell into the destructive relationships, thrived on them, and even unconsciously looked for them. Brett is clearly one of those type of women who seems to seek out men who need her.
Austen displays Elizabeth as an independent woman who does not cloud her judgment by the desire to be in a higher class; she is content with herself and does not need a man to be satisfied with life. She quickly judges others, which causes her to be lead astray from the truth. To illustrate Elizabeth’s eagerness to judge this quote serves as an example as she quickly judges Mr. Darcy, "And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody"(Austen 58). From her first encounter... ... middle of paper ... ... and until the resolution of the story do the readers finally feel happiness for the characters. The characters must overcome these struggles and, “to accomplish the author’s purpose, they must overcome both external obstacles and the personal flaws suggested in the title of the book”(Reisman 2).
The town viewed Miss Strangeworth as a dainty and sweet, old lady. “..She had always made a point of mailing her letters very secretly”(6). They were clueless that she lead a secret life writing sneaky letters to the public she did not have factual information about. She was judged by her innocent looks and the town least expected her to have a dark side. Her looks deceived everyone around her and she took this as an advantage, not thinking that she would be caught.
Although Nelly is basing the characters solely on her own interpretation of them, she is a pretty reliable source, having grown up with the first generation of characters and cared for the second. She grew up on the moors and her life revolves around the Earnshaws and the Lintons, whom she serves in more ways than one. Nelly’s devotion as well as criticism allows her to be a faithful servant throughout the years, as well as a sounding board for the other character’s problems. This allows her to narrate with some credibility because she’s witnessed and been involved in private moments between these two intertwining families all her life. Without her account of the events that took place on the Yorkshire moors, it would all be a mystery.
She is resentful of the responsibilities and obligations th... ... middle of paper ... ...e it a reality. The House on Mango Street is not a complicated book to read, but it is so simple that the reader can easily miss what Cisneros really means to convey. For most women in this story, there is an invisible shield that keeps them from doing what they want to do and leave their sadness at the window. Through Esperanza's life, we see that for some, there is still hope to escape and soar away. Gender roles, the responsibilities to others and examples set in front of Esperanza did not stop her from getting her own house and becoming a writer.
Wuthering Heights: Nelly the Narrator Emily Bronte wrote the book Wuthering Heights from the narrative point of view of Nelly, a servant who lived most of her life with Catherine. Many have questioned why Bronte would do so. Why did she not choose someone with more knowledge? Why did she not choose a major character like Heathcliff or Catherine? The choice to make Nelly the narrator is what makes the book so great.