Bronte 's Jane Eyre transcends the genres of literature to depict the emotional and character development of its protagonist. Although no overall genre dominates the novel exclusively, the vivid use of setting contributes towards the portrayal of Bronte’s bildungsroman (Realisms, 92) and defines the protagonist’s struggles as she grapples with her inner-self, and the social expectations of her gender. The novel incorporates Jane’s frequent conflicts, oppression, isolation and self-examination as she defends her identity and independence. Set amongst five separate locations, Bronte’s skilful use of literal and metaphorical landscapes, nature, and imagery, skilfully intertwines with the plot and denotes each phrase of her maturity. To deliberate these points further, the setting of Gateshead, Lowood and Thornfield will be closely analysed.
“ successfully represent the questioning tone of the poem. She asks questions the hurricane about why does it visit England and reminds her her home. The narrator is very confused about all these feelings inside of her that the hurricane has released. Since, the hurricanes must be scary and frightening for ordinary people. However, for her it is comforting and reminds her of home.
Devastation of Sanctity in Cultural Institutions: A Thematic Study of Whelan’s Homeless Bird ABSTRACT The paper makes an attempt to expose the gruesome reality of annihilation of sanctity in cultural institutions such as marriage, education and religion through Gloria Whelan’s novel Homeless Bird. These institutions crush women’s individuality and drive them to a subservient status rather than provide security to them. They intensify sufferings to women instead of ensuring happiness to them. Whelan represents women’s predicament as a widow through the character Koly. Koly, being a girl, is prevented from getting educated and has been given to a sick boy in the name of marriage.
While many differences exist between the two texts, they have several aspects in common. Jane Eyre is presented as a fiction, encompassing the romance and gothic genre. Jacob’s text, on the other hand, is a narrative non-fiction and an autobiography of Harriet Jacobs herself as Linda Brent. At first glance, everything opposes Harriet Jacob’s Incidents in the life of a slave girl and Brontë’s Jane Eyre. However, if we dig a little further, we see that the two texts share some similarities.
Being attracted by the knight, with his „coal-black curls”, she is guided by the desire to experience the feeling of love. She escapes the tower and eventually ends up dying. "In the stormy east-wind straining,/The pale yellow woods were waning,/The broad stream in his banks complaining,/Heavily the low sky raining/Over tower’d Camelot;” The sad faith of the lady of Chalott is reflected in the nature. The woman’s world of fantasies is different from the real world and, trying to experience it brings her to failure and death is like a punishment for
The weight of the snow bends the trees and covers the town in white -- compared the darkness that lies below. Snow falls for the long, imprisoning months of winter. In Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton utilizes snow as a facade to not only cover darkness but also reveal the reality underneath. Zeena and Ethan’s loveless marriage hides within their home, just as white, soft snow piles and weighs down on the ground. Continually, Wharton describes Zeena as displeasing to the
Nora being constantly dehumanised by being called upon different names of birds, making it seem as if she is Torvald’s property who he can adjust when he likes as Nora states (p.98). This depicts the social norm during the 19th century, where women ought to be dependant, obedient, passive and unwilling to speak their minds in order to be attractive. This can also be seen on page 88 where women’s helplessness is being romanticised by Torvald. Nora’s passivity and ‘playing along’ with Torvalds desires can be seen throughout the entire book. Contrary Nora, the widow Mrs. Linde can be seen as an empowered woman able to
Images of snow, ice, and the witch turning the creatures into stone are ways to place images into your brain to think about. The snow is cold and proves that it is winter in Narnia. C.S. Lewis also strategically placed imagery of the snow and other objects throughout the story Snow appears in Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe and illustrate the theme of winter. In Chapter One, Lucy (a pure, generous soul) thought to herself as she was walking into Narnia after going through the fur coats that she found and making sure to leave the door to the wardrobe open so that is does not lock behind her and she can still get out “Crunch, crunch over the snow and through the woods towards the other light” (Lewis 4).
On a literal way the poem is describing how a bird tries to escape from a room because it is lock in it, which is a dramatic situation, as it is described in the poem. The first interpretation, is that “she” will be free when “she” dies, as every time “she” tries to reach freedom fails “And leads to ample space, the only Heav’n of Birds”. The second is more pessimistic as it concludes that “she” will never be free, as every time “she” tries to reach that freedom there is a hindrance or it is not what she expected. Another interpretation would be that “she” thinks that there is a world out there because “she” can see it, but every time “she” tries to get to that world “she” fails so “she” realises that it is a bogus
Adara is a young girl born in a long and cold winter. A winter rumoured to be the coldest anyone has ever experienced and one where the Ice Dragon came forth. Adara is portrayed to be both thoughtful and compassionate which is demonstrated through her worries of hurting the ice creatures. When handling the ice lizards Adara believes the others to be ‘clumsy and cruel’, not taking care and thus snapping ’the fragile little creatures in two’. This is a pure demonstration of Adara’s compassion and thoughtfulness however, at the beginning of the story the author implies the idea of Adara to be cold, having correlation with the weather which surrounded her birth.