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The Storms of Villette

- The Storms of Villette      In Charlotte Brontë's novel, Villette, Brontë strategically uses the brutality and magnitude of  thunder storms to propel her narrator, Lucy Snowe, into unchartered social territories of friendship and love. In her most devious act, the fate of Lucy and M. Paul is clouded at the end of the novel by an ominous and malicious storm. By examining Brontë's manipulation of two earlier storms which echo the scope and foreboding of this last storm -- the storm Lucy encounters during her sickness after visiting confession and the storm which detains her at Madame Walravens' abode -- the reader is provided with a way in which to understand the vague and despairing ending...   [tags: Storms of Villette Essays]

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Villette, by Charlotte Bronte

- The passage appears at the end of Volume 1 of Villette, just after Lucy Snowe's paralyzing episode in which she questions her future, those who loved her and even her life. It is this moment of doubt that propels Snowe forward into a dizzying torment of anguish and despair as she wrestles with herself and the outside world. Her language and diction used in these ending thoughts of the first volume underscore both essences of internal and external turmoil as she becomes entangled in the force of the storm: If the storm had lulled at little at sunset, it made up now for lost time....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Conceit]

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Analysis Of The Novel ' Villette ' By Charlotte Bronte

- In the novel Villette, by Charlotte Bronte, Lucy Snow comes in contact with a multitude of characters who are not always new to her throughout her story in Villette. Often times they are character who the reader was already introduced to earlier in the novel and she simply does not always make that connection, for reasons that vary with each character. On a superficial level, misrecognition is used to build suspense in the novel, but on a deeper level misrecognition and recognition is a tool used to allow Lucy to open up to the readers and other characters more than she had in the past....   [tags: Fiction, Novel, The Reader, Charlotte Brontë]

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Use of Storm Imagery in Villette and Frankenstein

-     The Romantic and Victorian periods saw a flowering of imagery: for the Romantics, because it often proved the best way to express their vague philosophical yearnings and ideas; for the Victorians, because societal taboos all too often prevented discussion of topics unless they were "coded" in acceptable images. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Charlotte Brontké's Villette, despite springing from these two different periods of literature, share a type of symbol. In each "bildingsroman," storms provide a dominant textual metaphor for violent and confusing turning points in the main character's development....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The, The Enigmatic Narrator And Main Character Of Charlotte Bronte 's ' Villette '

- Lucy Snowe, the enigmatic narrator and main character in Charlotte Brontë’s novel Villette, constantly prides herself on her independence and self-control; she is reserved and limited in the expression of her emotions with other characters, and with the reader as well, so many of her feeling and thoughts go unwritten, or are filtered in some way. Lucy displays several narcissistic attributes throughout the novel, many of which are highlighted and reflected through her interactions with prominent characters, primarily the females....   [tags: Narcissistic personality disorder, Narcissism]

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Comparing the Quest for Self in Jane Eyre and Villete

- Quest for Self in Jane Eyre and Villete      "Why is Villette so disagreeable. Because the writer's mind contains nothing but hunger, rebellion and rage." Matthew Arnold, 1853.   Matthew Arnold was certainly forthcoming about the defects of both Charlotte Bronte's  mind and of her novel. Indeed he was not alone in his reaction to her; Anne  Mozley in The Christian Remembrancer ;in April 1853 wrote in reaction to  Bronte's other great work of "rebellion", Jane Eyre, that she had to make  "a protest against the outrages on decorum, the moral perversity, the  toleration, nay, indifference to vice which deform her picture of a  desolate woman" (my italics)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Life and Writings of Charlotte Bronte

- As one of the most recognized British authors in history, Charlotte Bronte is widely known for her romantic novels displaying the struggle between a person’s morality and their desire to achieve possession of love without the consequences of losing themselves in the process. In her novels, The Professor, Jane Eyre, and Villette, Charlotte Bronte connects love and struggle through theme, characterization, and point of view. Born on April 21, 1816, Charlotte Bronte was the third born child of Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell’s six children Thorton in Yorkshire, England....   [tags: Biography ]

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The Da Vinci Code By Dan Brown

- The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is a fictional book that uses factual history and information to set the plot for the entire book. Dan Brown is an author that, not only wants an audience that loves to read fictional books, but also an audience that loves to learn about history. This book follows the path of Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu as they are sent on a quest to find the truth about the death of Jacques Sauniere and the secret he was willing to die for. A perfect plot for the fictional readers, but the historical places and conspiracy theories draws on the minds of the historical readers....   [tags: The Da Vinci Code, Mary Magdalene, Jesus, Louvre]

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Glass Towns and Graveyards: A Biography of Charlotte Brontë

- ... Brontë and her unborn child died on March 31, 1855, in Haworth. Bronte was 38 years old. The exact cause of her death is disputed. Her death certificate claims that she died of phthisis, but several historians agree that Brontë may have died from complications caused by morning sickness. Some also point to typhus fever as a probable cause of death. Brontë was the last of her siblings to die and was interred in the Church of St. Michael and All Angels in Haworth, alongside her family. Her father died in 1861; her husband died in 1906....   [tags: Jane Eyre, English novelists and poets]

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The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination

- The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination "And the lady of the house was seen only as she appears in each room, according to the nature of the lord of the room. None saw the whole of her, none but herself. For the light which she was was both her mirror and her body. None could tell the whole of her, none but herself" (Laura Riding qtd. by Gilbert & Gubar, 3). Beginning Gibert and Gubar’s piece about the position of female writers during the nineteenth century, this passage conjures up images of women as transient forms, bodiless and indefinite....   [tags: The Queen's Looking Glass]

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Charlotte Bronte's Life and Accomplishments

- Through her trials and tribulations, Charlotte Bronte has kept her passion for poetry alive and remains as one of the most influential British poets of all times. Even though she is one of the most famous female writers of all times, she is mostly famous for her most popular novel Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bronte has experienced more tragedy in her life than happiness by losing her mother and all five of her siblings. But, in her moments of tragedy, she expressed her feelings through poetry. As a result, Charlotte’s experience as a poet has not only shown her creativity, but it has proven that you can still be the best through hard times and stress....   [tags: british poets, female writters, jane eyre]

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The Other Bronte Sister: Charlotte

- ... In, 1845 Charlotte had discovered her sister Emily had still been writing poetry, just like she did in their childhood, so Charlotte, Emily, and Anne obtained the idea of publishing a book of poems. At first their proposal to publish the book was turned down due to the Bronte’s publisher telling them it was improper to produce books by a woman, so they each created a pseudonym making them Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. In 1846, Charlotte Bronte and her sisters published their book of poems, however sales were low....   [tags: Enclish novelist and poet]

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The Contemporary Western Art World

- ‘I want to show artists from the whole world, and to leave the ghetto of contemporary Western art where we have been shut up over these last decades’ (Buchloh & Martin, 1989, p. 27). Jean-Hubert Martin’s exhibition Les Magiciens de la Terre more than challenged, it stampeded into the contemporary Western art world demanding that it expand its vision beyond the generally agreed and understood definition of art. Martin wanted the art world to encompass the global through his sole curatorial vision....   [tags: Art, Modernism, Culture, Western Europe]

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Mom: Teacher, Counselor, Role Model, and Friend

- Mom:  Teacher, Counselor, Role Model, and Friend When asked to identify the person who has had the most powerful influence in my life, the most obvious choice is my mom. She has been my teacher, counselor, role model, and friend for the past 17 years. For me, she has become a source of inspiration and a constant reminder of what true love really means. In considering my mother's position and influence as a role model, I am reminded of a quote from Charlotte Bronte's Villette: "In addition she gave me the originality of her character to study: the steadiness of her virtues...the power of her passions to admire, the truth of her feelings to trust....   [tags: Friendship Essay]

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Architects as Managers of Change in Croatia

- Architects as Managers of Change in Croatia Transition in a social sense is a change from one system into another. Globally, the modernist paradigm changed to the post-modern with the disappearance of central authorities, universal dogmas and foundational ethics. The post-modern world introduced fragmentation, instability, indeterminacy and insecurity. Architectural responses to these conditions occurred as a 'semantic nightmare' of the post-modern discourse and/or the attempted completion of 'the modern project'....   [tags: Culture Architecture Essays]

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The Brontë Sisters and Their Work

- The Brontë Sisters and Their Work         As the three famous Brontë sisters grew up, they wrote stories even as       young girls. They developed their characters and plotlines over the years,       and these three works would later become either their best or only works;       Charlotte with Jane Eyre, Emily with Wuthering Heights, and Anne with       Agnes Grey. Focusing on the key works of Charlotte and Anne, readers get a       glimpse into the writers' opinions of being a governess and perhaps life       in general....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Publication of Charlotte Bronte’s Shirley

- Publication of Charlotte Bronte’s Shirley Background on Charlotte Bronte Maria Brandwell Bronte gave birth to Charlotte, her third child out of six within the span of seven years, on April 12, 1816 in Bradford, Yorkshire. Charlotte began her schooling at the Clergy Daughter’s School on August 10, 1824, but due to harsh conditions at the school she returned after only one year. Upon returning home she was schooled by her aunt, and then attended Roe Head in 1831. Charlotte struggled finding an occupation that she enjoyed....   [tags: Essays Papeers]

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The Life of Charlotte Bronte

- The Life of Charlotte Bronte Charlotte Bronte was born in 1816, the third child of Reverend Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell Bronte. The couple had a total of six children before Maria Bronte died of cancer in 1821. The Reverend Bronte subsequently treated his children Maria, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Patrick Branwell, Emily, and Anne in a severe manner. He also had the five girls sent to school at Cowan Bridge. At the Clergy Daughter's school conditions were poor. When fever broke out at the school, Maria and Elizabeth succumbed to the disease....   [tags: Papers]

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Victorian's Secret: Sexual Revelations

- Victorian's Secret: Sexual Revelations Art in its various forms has developed throughout history in response to changing political trends, philosophical movements, and even technological advances. With the invention of the camera and its increased use in the Victorian era, photography became a recognized art form. As with most forms of technology that infiltrate society, photography since its creation in 1839 has brought about startlingly negative consequences. There is an ethical, moral question one must ask himself or herself – where should the line be drawn in respect to photographing children....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Diamond Necklace Affair

- The Diamond Necklace Affair Marie Antoinette, Queen of France from 1770 to 1797 was despised by the people of France. Their hatred of her and the monarchy in general led to the French Revolution. Many issues led to the unpopularity of Queen Maria Antoinette, her vanity, her disregard for the people, but perhaps the most significant was the Affair of the Diamond Necklace. In 1785, the court jewelers, Bohmer and Basange, constructed a necklace with five hundred and forty diamonds of varying sizes in an ugly arrangement that resembled the collars worn by circus animals....   [tags: Papers]

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Victorian Age

- The Year 1837 was very significant. It was not only the year that Queen Victoria acceded the throne, but also the year that a new literary age was coined. The Victorian Age, more formally known, was a time of great prosperity in Great Britain's literature. The Victorian Age produced a variety of changes. Political and social reform produced a variety of reading among all classes. The lower-class became more self-conscious, the middle class more powerful and the rich became more vulnerable. The novels of Charles Dickens, the poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Robert Browning, the dramatic plays of Oscar Wilde, the scientific discoveries of the Darwins, and the religious revolt of Newman all...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Veronika Decides To Die Exemplification

- "Veronika Decides to Die," is a novel by Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian writer with many inspirational works such as The Pilgrimage and The Alchemist. This novel begins in the city of Ljubljana; capital of Slovenia, its main character is Veronika, a young and beautiful girl of 24 years of age to whom the monotony of her life has led to suicide. Veronika was certain that at her age, she had achieved everything she wanted. She believed that the only thing that could be missing to live was the bad things of life....   [tags: Paulo Coelho, Brazilian Author, Literary Analysis]

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The Driving Force Behind Both Sarah Maza 's ' The Crime Of Monsieur Langue '

- Paris has often been run by rumor. The driving force behind both Sarah Maza’s history book Violette Nozière: A Story of Murder in 1930s Paris and Jean Renoir’s film The Crime of Monsieur Langue is a crime and its proceeding trial. While Violette Nozière documents an actual crime and trial and The Crime of Monsieur Lange depicts a fictitious crime and de facto jury, both are heavily influenced by public opinion. Analyzing these two different source genres can help historians better understand Paris in the 1930s....   [tags: Sociology, Morality, Trial, Paris]

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A Composer Report on Florence Price

- Composer Report I chose to do my composer report on Florence Price. Florence Price was born April 9, 1887 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Florence Gulliver and James H. Smith. She had two siblings. Florence gave her first recital at four years old. She attended the same elementary school as William Grant Still where they both studied under educator Charlotte Andrews Stephens. Florence Price is considered the first black woman in the United States to be recognized as a symphonic composer. Her training was steeped in European tradition, but still Price’s music consists of mostly the American idiom and reveals her Southern roots....   [tags: conservatory of music, symphony orchestra]

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Can At-Risk Children be Helped?

- The 2010 Census showed that over 74 million children (or one-fourth of the total population) reside in the United States—with almost one-fourth being children under the age of 12 and one-fourth being youth ages 12-17 (Federal Interagency on Child and Family Statistics, 2011). Many of the decisions a young person makes can affect the rest of his or her life—and juvenile crime is just one of the bad decisions a young person can make. This essay covers the issue of juvenile crime, social work’s involvement, and my reflections on this issue....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile]

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Use of Attics in Literature

- The Phenomenology of Space--Attic Memories and Secrets Since Gilbert and Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic, critics have assumed that attics house madwomen. But they use that concept as a metaphor for their thesis, that women writers were isolated and treated with approbation. In most literature, attics are dark, dusty, seldom-visited storage areas, like that of the Tulliver house in The Mill on the Floss--a "great attic under the old high-pitched roof," with "worm-eaten floors," "worm-eaten shelves," and "dark rafters festooned with cobwebs"--a place thought to be "weird and ghostly." Attics do not house humans (not even mad ones) they warehouse artifacts that carry personal and famili...   [tags: Attic Upper Room]

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Gothic Fiction

- Introduction Since the 18th century, Gothic Fiction has become a famous genre. As its popularity has increased during the decades it is still a well-known and much appreciated theme nowadays. Whereas many female authors were restricted to feminist novels and had the reputation of being unable to compose works valuable for everyone, the onset of Gothic writing bore a whole new prospect for them (Heiland 1-8). A famous example for such female authors is Charlotte Brontë. When she wrote Jane Eyre in 1847 she enqueued herself to the list of successful women of that genre....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jane Eyre]

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