"He stood a stranger in this breathing world,
An erring spirit from another hurl'd...
What had he been? What was he, thus unknown?
Who walked their world, his lineage all unknown?
George Gordon, Lord Bryon (1788-1824)
This except of a poem from the Romantic period could be used to describe two characters from two different works of different time periods. Heathcliff - the "dark-skinned gypsy" with the "manners of a gentleman"(WH 5) is the villain/hero of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights (1847) and Hari - the very English, Hindu-Indian, outcast/hero of Paul Scott's The Jewel in the Crown (1966) share many common characteristics. Both represent a lower class of dark-skinned people that are disadvantaged by the times and societies that they live in. Each fights outward prejudices as well as their own inner battles to determine self-worth. Heathcliff and Hari find themselves in love with white-skinned women who represent the superior class in...
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