Comparing Jane Eyre And Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

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The Victorian era was the great age of the English novel—realistic, thickly plotted, crowded with characters, and long. It was the ideal form to describe contemporary life and to entertain the middle class. The intellectuals and artists of the age had to deal in some way with the upheavals in society, the obvious inequities of abundance for a few and squalor for many, and, emanating from the throne of Queen Victoria (1837–1901), an emphasis on public rectitude and moral propriety. Between the multitude of novelist of Victorian Age women took an important place as writers. Emily Brontë’s single novel Wuthering Heights (1847) is a unique masterpiece for the image of love and passion that gives and the unusual narrative structure. Her sister Charlotte and hers Jane Eyre were more rooted in convention but dared in her own way. George Eliot (pseudonym for Mary Ann Evans), appeared during 1860s, in her books was mostly concerned with ethical conflicts and social problems. Elizabeth Gaskell primary intention was to analyze work-class, to inform middle-class about workers condition and to offer solution in social and political problems. Indeed Emily Brontë and Elizabeth Gaskell’s works made a huge contribute to English literature but as well as they have similarities they also have differences. The aim of this essay is to compare Brontë and Gaskell first works, respectively Wuthering Heights and Mary Barton, and highlight what made these two novels great timeless classics of the

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