In reading the first part of Jane Eyre I couldn’t help but to make the comparison between it and Harry Potter. Jane, like Harry, is an orphan sent to live with her aunt. Gateshead is the equivalent to what the Dursley’s home is to Harry, and although Jane doesn’t live under the stairs it is reiterated that she does not belong with the family. Jane is often isolated from the people who have taken her in, and just wishes to belong despite being so different. Unlike Harry she is not sent away to Hogwarts, nor is it a school with ample food and the opportunity to learn magic, but instead a strictly religious girls’ school with burnt porridge and temperatures so low water freezes inside. She does not simply get to escape her ‘family’ and go to a
Humans require social connections since they were born. In the Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger conveys the negative impacts of disengaging with society. If one remains isolated for an extended period of time, the person may never find meaning in life. In the novel, Holden's hatred towards his life is a product of his self-imposed isolation. Specifically, Holden cannot make friends, cannot maintain relationships with girls and cannot maintain mental stability.
Pearl does not fit in with the other child in the community. She is described to be devilish. Similar to her mother, Pearl is isolated as an individual in the community. She is aware of her isolation, and senses that the isolation of both her and her mother have a relation to the scarlet letter. As Pearl asks Hester to explain the scarlet letter, Hester thinks that Pearl is completely controlled by an evil spirit.
The innocent actions some take later in life will reward some, and deteriorate others. Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger delays his evitable process of growing up partly because of the tragic events that transpired earlier in his life and his ignorance to reality. However , Chris Mccandless differs from Holden in the fact that he fully understands reality but protests to greed of humans and the material possessions of man and still facing the gruesome consequence of his immaturity. Seymour Glass does not relate to the accepted adult community and further isolates himself from his peers. Although he appears immature, he actually is struggling from PTSD from the war and the picture his has for the violent adult man.
“ I feel like no one knows how to make me feel better. I am all alone”( Writerchic11). In the Catcher and the Rye, main character ,Holden, is trying to connect with people. Although Holden attempts to connect with other people, he do not think that he fit in with people around him. Holden thinks that he do not belong in a group with the majority of people.
A popular example of romanticism, The Scarlet Letter is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s critically acclaimed portrayal of Puritan society and its emphasis on sin (and punishment of said sin) during colonial America’s formative years. This portrayal consists of an exploration of isolation, as well as the effects thereof, through Hawthorne’s rich characters and their complex inner psychological turmoil. Growing up, Nathaniel Hawthorne had deep, unbreakable ties with his home in Salem, Massachusetts. Hawthorne’s ancestors consisted of Puritan magnates, judges and seamen, most of whom had been involved in religious persecution, starting with their first ancestor, William Hathorne, who pronounced sentence on the early Quakers. William’s son, John Hathorne,
Through Hester, Hawthorne presents a character isolated from society, who defines her own identity and demonstrates her individuality. Through Dimmesdale, Hawthorne presents a trapped character, continually defining his identity based on society with little to show for his individuality. The two star-crossed lovers each represent a side of the same coin; one isolated, the other immersed in society; one defining her own identity, the other depending on society to define him; one showing individuality, the other lacking it entirely. Nathaniel Hawthorne, in The Scarlet Letter, uses this contrast between Hester and Dimmesdale and their development in the setting of Puritan society to explore the themes of individuality, identity, and isolation,
The Harms of Isolation “Why do people have to be this lonely? What's the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?”
Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Bronte, opens with a stirring chapter not only leaving the reader wanting to read the rest, but also leaving them with unanswered questions. The author provides a touching case right from the start. The first chapter of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte meets the criteria that Weiland and Kardos have published regarding how to create a successful first chapter. According to Weiland, “The hook comes in many forms, but stripped down to its lowest common denominator, it’s nothing more or less than a question.
Jane Eyre Discussion Questions Mrs. Amato Honors English 11 Gabby Sargenti CHAPTERS 1-4 1. Review the details Brontë provides about the weather in the opening chapter of the novel. How does this establish the mood of the story when it begins? “Cold winter” “Leafless” “Cloud” “Chilly” “Protruding rain”
People that are isolated and alone are often changed by the crushing weight of their seclusion. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester’s sphere of isolation plays a pivotal role in giving Hester influence in Puritan society which Hawthorne creates by employing feminist ideals in the novel. Since Hester was branded with the Scarlet Letter, she has often struggled with being isolated from the rest of Puritan society. This isolation is often represented by the symbol of spheres in the novel.
The setting’s role in Jane Eyre offers readers a basis of what the time period is like. In the beginning of Jane’s life, she is at Gateshead. Jane describes Gateshead to be a mansion. The rooms in the house are luxurious and have very nice furniture within them. After leaving Gateshead, Jane begins school at a charity orphanage called Lowood.
Jane Eyre took place in the early 19th century and was set in Northern England while the British society was undergoing important and steady changes. The industrial revolution was also taking place during this time period as Britain’s economy was transitioning. This time period is also referred too as the Victorian era where in the society was faced with gender, poverty, education and marriage issues. Women had very few rights and control over their own lives. The expectation was for women to get married, have children, look after the home and simply be dependent on a man.
VICTORIAN LITERATURE ESSAY TWO Victorian writers’ treatment of “woman issues” Under the patriarchal social structure, woman had been seen as inferior to men for a long period of time. The awareness of women independence and gender inequality were finally arisen in the Victorian era. Industrialization has bought significant changes to the traditional women’s role. Lower-class women were no longer only bound to domestic sphere but stepped in the public become wage laborers. At the same time, women education became more and more important within the society.