To deliberate these points further, the setting of Gateshead, Lowood and Thornfield will be closely analysed. Additionally, it will discuss how Bronte used the setting of Jane Eyre, to demonstrate that women can go beyond the oppressive limitations of their gender, and social class and find fulfilment. It will also consider how the setting reflects the political and social conditions of the era. The novel opens with a vivid description of the setting at Gateshead, which epitomises the first stage of the protagonist’s Jane Eyre’s life journey and her childhood development. The passage declares that ‘the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sombre and a rain so penetrating’ (Bronte, Jane Eyre,  2000, 1.1, all subsequent page
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.
It has become far too easy to get away with judging a book by its cover. Due to social media and the internet, young people have been conditioned to gather a few choice facts about someone, and to subsequently categorize their worth in terms of those few, warped characteristics online, rather than take the time to know a person’s spirit before judging them. In this passage from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, the character of Catherine Morland is introduced. Austen uses literary techniques such as ugly diction, the inclusion of specific details, and a shift in tone to characterize Catherine as being a person who, in spite of her abundance of shortcomings, has an authentically good spirit, and is therefore lovable and valuable.
The passage from the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte illustrates the relationships between the characters Jane, John, and her aunt. The relationship that is focused on the most in this passage is the relationship between John and Jane. Through Jane’s point of view the readers clearly see’s her perspective of each characters and their treatment of her. The author’s use of syntax also demonstrates to the reader Jane’s attitude towards John and her aunt. The most detailed relationship in the passage is between Jane and John.
(339) The reader is able to be hooked into the story by the amount of conflict there is between Jane and the rest of the children living in the house, John is the main aggressor in the story as well as Ms. Reed. Charlotte Bronte takes advantage of this conflict by immediately hooking the reader into wandering why there is such hatred from John to Jane. The conflict is inferred when Jane wants to be separated from the other children in the house. Bronte clarifies by giving multiple examples on the hatred from John.
You’re a Big Fat Phony!: Corruption in The House of the Seven Gables Appearances can be everything. In today’s society, especially, appearances are a major factor in how society views and values individuals. However, while one can appear to be high-principled and faithful, he or she can easily be deceiving the public in order to maintain his or her reputation. In The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne, through a collection of oxymoron, syntax, tone, rhetorical question, connotation, details, metaphor, and direct characterization, reveals the corrupt nature of Judge Pyncheon.
Firstly the obsessive love between Catherine and Heathcliff. Catherine claims that her love for Heathcliff “resembles the eternal rocks beneath –a source of little visible delight, but necessary” (73). She tells her housekeeper “Nelly, I am Heathcliff –he’s always, always in my
As a child, Jane was a hardened and rebellious child, shaped by the mistreatment of her aunt Reed and cousins. Her character was reshaped by her experiences in Lockwood and her friendship with Helen Burns. Jane’s education in Lockwood strived to bring her up as a “child of grace” (Brontë 54), wherein she conforms to the norms, in contrast to being a “child of nature” (Brontë 54), one that is individual and unique. Throughout her life, Jane struggles between these contrasting categories. (Benvenuto) Jane’s admiration and friendship with Helen Burns allowed her to compare her ways with someone she looked up to.
Imprisonment and constraint, can be felt in many different scenarios in the passage from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. However, we get these two feelings with a girl who is portrayed as an orphan in this chapter. When being an orphan many feelings can run through a person’s mind, for example abandonment and not feeling loved, or being/feeling trapped. The feeling of imprisonment and constraint in this chapter is expressed through the use of imagery and diction.
English 348 Mid-Term Exam: Domesticity and the Gothic in Jane Eyre and Bleak House In Brontë’s novel, dreams and uncanny doubles reflect Jane’s frustration with her imprisonment as well as her subconscious feminist desires. Dickens, by applying traditional Gothic concepts to both modern and domestic settings, paints a scathing picture of the disorder, hypocrisy, and indifference of Victorian England. These works acknowledge that very real threats exist within seemingly secure settings, and use Gothic elements to both reinforce and challenge the validity of the moral attitudes and behaviors illustrated within them. It is ultimately suggested that a balance between emotion and logic is necessary to gain the most accurate version of the truth,
Isabella Linton falls in love with Heathcliff, but she is so cruelly abused by him that she has to leave him. This fact presents a social taboo for the period, in which the novel was written and can be seen in this excerpt from her epistolary confession to Ellen Dean “I assure you, a tiger, or a venomous serpent could not rouse terror in me equal to that which he wakens... I do hate him- I am wretched - I have been a fool” (Bronte 233). Heathcliff does not feel any remorse or shame for Isabella’s fate, not even for their son Linton whom he neglects to seek medical care for when he has fulfilled his purpose in taking over the Heathcliff Thrushcross Grange.
Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey is a Bildungsroman, a coming of age story that focuses on the psychological development of the protagonist, Catherine Morland. This essay will analyse the language and narrative techniques of the extract, and discuss how it suggests vicissitudes in Catherine’s personal perspectives and relationships. In addition, it will discuss the ‘domestic gothic’ and abuse ubiquitous in ordinary situations. Furthermore, it will argue how Austen’s rhetorical techniques work to encourage reader interest as well as exercising perception when distinguishing between appearance and reality. Finally, it will conclude by briefly discussing the significance of the extract within the novel’s wider themes.
Charlotte Bronte takes us on a journey from the point which Jane Eyre, the protagonist lives with her aunt and cousins whom very much dislikes her in Gateshead to her going to a boarding school in Lowood, after which she becomes a governess in Thornfield where she falls in love with Mr. Rochester her employer whom she later finds out is married to a mad woman by the name of Bertha Mason, upon her discovery of this she picks up and leaves Thornfield, she then ends up at Marsh End where he meets her relatives. The novel carries us through ever important event in her life, which introduces us to new aspects of her personality, up until her eventual marriage to Mr. Rochester. The novel fits this theme as its protagonist chooses individualism as she refuses to take the role subservience as that of a traditional female of the Victorian era society, she stands up for her rights and want she believes in, she ventures in her own unique thoughts, and stands by her views even if it means disagreeing with those superior to her. Jane comments on the role of women in society and the greater constraint imposed on them. V.S Naipaul’s
In the passage from The House of Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the arrangement, ordering, grouping, and placement of words to form phrases, clauses, and sentences works to strengthen the argument of the narrator. By employing his many syntactic dexterities, the narrator aims to persuade the audience that Judge Pyncheon is guilty. Through his use of syntax, tone, diction, and characterization, The narrator persuades the reader to assume the true nature of Judge Pyncheon.
Jane Eyre, after reflecting on the past eight years she has spent at Lowood, is eager to start a new chapter in her life outside of where she has grown up. After staring at the beautiful horizon of mountains from her window, Jane recognizes how much there is for her in the world. Her unfortunate upbringing, combined with difficulties such as the death of Helen Burns, Mr. Brocklehurst's negligent care of the Lowood girls, and the departure of Miss Temple, leave Jane longing for a livelier, happier lifestyle. In this passage, Jane exclaims, "I desired liberty; for liberty I gasped; for liberty I uttered a prayer," as a result of her ongoing feelings of imprisonment. Originally, Jane was trapped under the rule of Mrs. Reed at Gateshead, resulting in melancholy and anger that caused her to act out. Years later, Jane continues