Irrational Love Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights and the importance of commitment in life Emily Bronte, a skilled novelist, is able to toy with the minds of her readers by forcing them to sympathize for an irrational love story in her one and only novel, Wuthering Heights. As readers, we are drawn to the love and passion possessed by Heathcliff and Catherine, even though it represents evil and flawed love. Through this, Bronte forces us to reconsider the definition of “true love”. As opposed to most scholars’ readings of the novel, I strongly believe that Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights privileges the tortured relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine over the healthier, more stable relationship of Cathy and Hareton. Cathy and Hareton’s relationship represents a compromise of sorts for Bronte, a socially acceptable love that’s nevertheless not as deeply felt as Heathcliff’s and Catherine’s.
(I believe this to be true – that I was obsessed by them both, unheathily; & writing of them was a necessary act). Woolf, Diary, 28 November 1928) Woolf like many other modernist writers uses stream of consciousness, this novel in particular features very little dialogue, preferring one thought, memory or idea to trigger another, providing an honest if not reliable account of the characters lives. There novels motifs are paired with many of the novels images. The novel features two main motifs that Woolf appears to be interested in examining, firstly we notice the relationships' between men and women and the other appears to be Woolf's use of parenthesis. The novels images only become apparent once these motifs have been explored, allowing the reader to examine the relationships between the different characters.
However Woolf was able to find temporary escape from her illness by using the characters in her novels to express her unusual and often disturbing thoughts and feelings about herself and the world around her. She was known for using several characters in each of her novels to express the different aspects of herself. In her novel To the Lighthouse she used the character Lily to express the anxiety she faced in trying to impress her father, however in her novel Mrs. Dalloway she used the character Clarissa to express her views on suicide where as in the same novel she used Septimus to express the pain she has had to endure from being mentally ill. To the Lighthouse was Virginia Woolf's second novel in which she was noted for having expressed herself through the use of characters. Having had a very talented and renowned father Virginia was under much stress to well and make a name for herself. Even when she was just a young girl the Woolf family had already made their name, known for their artistic and intellectual talents.
Woolf was unlike average writers in her day, Woolf liked to focus on changes in the literature world. Although she was a dark writer, she liked to mix her darkness in with the changes the world was experiencing. Woolf’s famous novels are Mrs. Dalloway, The Lighthouse, A Room of One’s Own, and Orlando. Woolf was born into a family of many literature talents. Her father, Sir Leslie Stephan, was an author of the Dictionary of National Biography.
In fact, the main character is even aware of her change of character when it comes to being a writer. When recalling how her writer side would have attempted to understand the contradictory opinion of her editor Jonathan, Sharon states that “sometimes [she] think[s] the novelist is [her] better self, interested, understanding, wanting to know more” (277). (add explanation) Also, a comparison between Sharon and Scheherazade as storytellers can be made, demonstrating the importance of storytelling for both women. In the final part of Serial Monogamy, Hope expresses to the two daughters Sharon’s heritage: “if people ask where you came from, tell them your father was a prince of Persia and your mother a storyteller from Samarkand. And no one could ever really say which one seduced the other” (341).
She enjoyed reading many books in her life that gave her an advantage in writing great novels. When Austen wrote the novel Sense and Sensibility, much of her characteristics ... ... middle of paper ... ...ions to ask what the scenery is like. She lets the reader imagine just as if they were in the story and show how beautiful the scenes are. (Watt 42) Furthermore, Austens uses her own writing techniques to achieve her goals to let her readers dream about her novels. “Exactly how this miracle is achieved is, of course, Miss Austen’s secret.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a remarkable woman who was deeply interested in reading grand pieces of literature and began writing her own literature at a very young age. She was very privileged to be financially independent, but also very unfortunate to have suffered an accident which resulted in great physical disadvantages. The combination of both, however, gave her the needed time to write her poetry. She fell in love with Robert Browning, a great admirer of her work, and, during their courtship, Barrett Browning wrote a series of poems, “Sonnets from the Portuguese,” as a reflection of her feelings for him. Barrett Browning was a very skilled writer and had the ability to disguise and incorporate distinguished and very meaningful parts of her life into her work (“Elizabeth Browning…”134).
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly was a novelist, dramatist, and short story writer. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly is one of the best writers of all time and is best known for her novel Frankenstein. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is an English romantic novelists. She’s had been writing since her childhood from a chaotic life. She has been known to be an amazing novelist, short-story writer, poet, dramatist, and biographer.
Both writers do a fine job of stressing the morals in their writing. The reader can, in Walker's essay, put himself in the first person and imagine the South very easily because of how descriptive she is in her narration. The reader of Woolf's essay clearly can understand and come to realize the unfairness and downright cruelty of the pure neglect of hidden talent among many women throughout time. She does this through simply telling a good story. This perhaps show that Virginia Woolf may have been fond of Walker's work.