Bront Essays

  • Comparing the Role of Women in Emma and Jane Eyre

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    Throughout history women have played important roles in society. Women have gone through much adversity to get where they are today.  Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë are some the pioneers of women's literature. Each shows their different aspects of a women's role in society in their books Emma by Austen and Jane Eyre by Brontë.  In both of these books the author shows how a woman deals with societies' norms, values, and manners. Jane Eyre is an orphaned daughter of a poor

  • The Physical and Emotional Journeys of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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    The Physical and Emotional Journeys of Jane Eyre The novel "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë consists of the continuous journey through Jane's life towards her final happiness and freedom. This is effectively supported by five significant 'physical' journeys she makes, which mirror the four emotional journeys she makes. 10-year-old Jane lives under the custody of her Aunt Reed, who hates her. Jane resents her harsh treatment by her aunt and cousins so much that she has a severe temper outburst

  • The Notion of a Double in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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    The Notion of a Double in Wuthering Heights Brontë's Wuthering Heights is the captivating tale of two families and the relationships that develop between them.  The narrator, Mr. Lockwood, relates the story as told to him by Ellen, the housekeeper.  The novel contains an excellent illustration of the doppel-ganger, the notion of a double.  Generally, this concept is applied to specific characters, as in Poe's William Wilson.  However, the concept appears in Wuthering Heights in two different ways

  • Destructive Relationships in Wuthering Heights

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    Destructive Relationships in Wuthering Heights Many people in the world are trying to find a perfect companion. Some of these may marry and not know what their new husband or wife is like. This kind of situation often leads to separation or hostility. Other situations may develop between two friends that stem from jealousy, desire for revenge, uncaring parents, etc. Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights displays several characteristics of destructive relationships. Three of these are uncaring

  • Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life

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    Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was born in London on Setpember 29th, 1810 to William and Elizabeth Stevenson. Her father William was a former Unitarian minister who, after retiring from the ministry, “combined farming, writing, and teaching before being appointed Keeper of the Records to the Treasury" (Allott 10). Her mother, Elizabeth died just over a year after giving birth and, consequently, while still an infant, Gaskell was sent off to live with her aunt

  • Importance of Art in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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    Importance of Art in Jane Eyre It is said that art is like a mirror to the soul, a way to see what the artist is feeling deep down in their heart.  It is as if their most personal thoughts and ideas are reflected in their work, either consciously or unconsciously.  Charlotte Brontë utilizes this fact in her imagery and portrait of Jane Eyre.  Color and vivid description play a vital role explaining the process of emotional and physical maturation throughout the novel

  • Jane Eyre By Charlotte Brontë

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    Jane Eyre By Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë was published in 1848, under the name of Currer Bell. Although the novel is over 150 years old, there are still themes that we can relate to today, such as bullying, prejudice and hypocrisy. In this essay, I am going to discuss the three themes mentioned and also consider admirable characters from the novel; the authors narrative technique and the part that I found appealing. The first issue that I will discuss will be on the bullying that

  • The Subtle Truth of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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    The Subtle Truth of Jane Eyre The role of a woman in Victorian England was an unenviable one. Social demands and personal desires were often at cross-purposes. This predicament was nothing new in the 19th century, yet it was this period that would see the waters begin to stir in anticipation of the cascading changes about to shake the very foundation of an empire on the brink of global colonization and industrialization. The question of what role women would play in this transformation came

  • Nature Imagery and Themes in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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    Charlotte Bronte makes use of nature imagery throughout Jane Eyre, and comments on both the human relationship with the outdoors and human nature.  The Oxford Reference Dictionary defines "nature" as "1. the phenomena of the physical world as a whole . . . 2. a thing's essential qualities; a person's or animal's innate character . . . 4. vital force, functions, or needs."  We will see how "Jane Eyre" comments on all of these. Several natural themes run through the novel, one of which is the image

  • Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

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    The intensity of feeling between Catherine and Heathclif defies family barriers imposed by Catherine's brother ,Hindley after their father's death. Heathcliff was ill-treated by Hindley after the death of the old Earnshaw: He drove him from their company to the servants, deprived him of the instructions of the curate … He bore his degradation pretty well at first, because Cathy taught him what she learnt, and work or play with him in the fields. They both promised fair to grow up as rude as savages

  • Violence In Wuthering Heights Research Paper

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    Violence in Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights was written by Emile Bronté, one of the Bronté sisters. The author finished this novel in 1847. After that, Emily died soon in 1848 at age thirty. In the nineteenth century Wuthering Heights becomes as classical novel. The readers who were read this novel were shocked by the Violence. In this paper, I will discuss the theme of the violence on Wuthering Heights. The novel takes place in England around 1760. the narrator, a gentleman named Lockwood

  • Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre as a Gothic Novel

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    Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre as a Gothic Novel Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Brontë, is considered by many to be a 'gothic' novel. The use of 'supernatural' incidents, architecture, and a desolate setting helped to decide this classification for Jane Eyre. Many cases exhibited the use of 'supernatural' occurrences. For example, when Jane Eyre was ten years old, she was locked in a room called the 'Red Room' for misbehaving. In this room, it was written that her uncle passed away there.

  • Bronte's Jane Eyre Essay: Importance of Nature Imagery

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    Importance of Nature Imagery in Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte makes extensive use of nature imagery in her novel, Jane Eyre, commenting on both the human relationship with the outdoors and with human nature. The Oxford Reference Dictionary defines "nature" as "1. the phenomena of the physical world as a whole . . . 2. a thing's essential qualities; a person's or animal's innate character . . . 4. vital force, functions, or needs." Bronte speaks to each of these definitions throughout Jane Eyre

  • Use of Elemental Imagery in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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    Use of Elemental Imagery in Jane Eyre The use of elemental imagery in Jane Eyre, sustained throughout the novel both metaphorically and literally, is one of Charlotte Brontë's major stylistic devices. The natural opposition of the two elements of water and fire ("the war of the earthly elements", as Jane puts it) highlights the need for the titular heroine to find equilibrium between points identified as extremes. However, as David Lodge notes, "we should be mistaken in looking for a rigidly

  • Selfish Love in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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    The Selfish Love in Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights is a classic soap opera type drama of infatuation and deceit. Brontë advances the plot of this story in several different ways. Perhaps the most effective method and indeed the most vital parts of this story are the characters. Of all the characters of this story, Catherine and Heathcliff stand out the most. There are many similarities as well as many differences between these two characters. The two characteristics most

  • Laying the Last Minstrel in Jane Eyre

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    Laying the Last Minstrel in Jane Eyre To find one work quoted multiple times in a novel, as is the case in Jane Eyre with The Lay of the Last Minstrel by Sir Walter Scott, should suggest to a reader that this quoted work can serve to shed some light on the work in which it is found. In this case, Charlotte Brontë alluded to Scott’s work at appropriate moments in the novel, both because of similarities in the plots at those moments, but also, more importantly, because of the theme of The Lay

  • Distortions and Exaggerations in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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    Wuthering Heights:   Distortions and Exaggerations Heathcliff cried vehemently, "I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!" Emily Brontë distorts many common elements in Wuthering Heights   to enhance the quality of her book. One of the distortions is Heathcliff's undying love for Catherine Earnshaw. Also, Brontë perverts the vindictive hatred that fills and runs Heathcliff's life after he loses Catherine. Finally, she prolongs death, making it even more distressing and insufferable

  • Jane Eyre - Challenging Victorian Beliefs

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    Jane Eyre - Challenging Victorian Beliefs Charlotte Brontë challenges the view that men are emotionally, socially and intellectually superior to women. "Just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal - as we are!" The 19th century was a period of oppression for women. The patriarchal system that dominated the Victorian period in England's history, was one during which Charlotte Brontë wrote and set the novel, Jane Eyre. Brontë denounces the persecution that women

  • The Storms of Villette

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    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

  • The Power of Great Expectations and Jane Eyre

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    The Power of Great Expectations and Jane Eyre Many novels have been written in many different eras. Each era has its `reform' novel or piece of literature, or pieces of work that "broke the mold". For the Greeks, it was Homer's Odyssey; for the Renaissance, it was The Essays: Of Cannibals by Michel de Montaigne; for the Medieval era, it was Dante Alighieri's Inferno. It was the same in the Victorian era, which ran from 1850 to about 1900. The reform authors were Charlotte Brontë and Charles