Edgar Linton Essays

  • Class In Jane Austen's Sense And Sensibility

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    An understanding of the importance given to class and social structures during the Georgian era is essential when analysing the socio-historical context in the works of esteemed female author, Jane Austen. Her inherent distinction of class is said to be the main source of much of the comedy and irony that is present throughout her works. Society in England during Austen’s era was highly centred around the social lives of the landed gentry and this is thematised in many of her novels. The role of

  • The Great Gatsby Rhetorical Analysis

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    This nation was birthed from the hard work of it's pioneers, frontiersmen, and settlers all of who were working towards their vision the American dream. Author F. Scott Fitzgerald takes the pure and noble notion of striving for the American dream and adds a twist. As the characters within Fitzgerald’s novel try and attempt to achieve their version of the American dream, they willingly discard certain parts of their moral code in order to do so. Jay Gatsby was willing to engage in morally dubious

  • The Importance Of Mutual Respect

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    Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you - A quote from the bible if I’m not wrong. Sounds quite easy to do but in the society we are living in today I think it is one of the most difficult to achieve. We all think of ourselves in high esteem as decent individuals, but are we really? We tend to say one thing and do another, ask our children to do the right thing yet right in front of them we do the wrong thing. We’re taught that respect is earned, not demanded, have you earned the respect

  • Heathcliff's Obsession Quotes

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    Obsessive love is- a state in which a person feels an overwhelming obsessive desire to possess another person toward whom they feel a strong attraction, with the inability to accept failure or rejection. Attraction- instantaneous and overwhelming, feels like love, but it is the opposite. It's called "hooked on their look" too intense, too fast. Anxiety-Controlling behavior, rage, isolation and insecurity. Obsession- Stalking begins; you receive angry phone calls, email and text scoured for imaginary

  • Causes Of Macbeth's Tragic Flaw

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    A tragic flaw is defined as a character flaw that ultimately leads to the character’s downfall. One of the most iconic examples of how a tragic flaw leads to a character's downfall is in the drama, Macbeth. Macbeth is a drama written by William Shakespeare that follows the actions and consequences of the protagonist, Macbeth after he kills the king. After Macbeth kills the king, his whole world spirals and he finds himself unable to control his lust for power. He then does everything that he deems

  • Heathcliff Vs Nelly Dean

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    natures. His undying love for Catherine causes intolerable pain spanning from his youth until the day he dies. Catherine’s obsession with social status and her superficial nature causes her to be in a limbo between choosing to love Heathcliff or Edgar Linton. One day in the midst of an emotional conversation between Nelly and Catherine, Heathcliff hears a snippet of what they are talking about. Catherine hisses, “It would degrade me to love Heathcliff...so he shall never know how I love him”, and Heathcliff

  • Rubyfruit Jungle Analysis

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    1. Introduction “Rubyfruit Jungle” is a coming of age novel, which was written by American author Rita Mae Brown in 1971 and published in 1973. Being one of the first “lesbian novels”, it is written in the perspective of 1944 born Molly Bolt and deals with her early life and the problems she goes through, which are caused by sexism and homophobia of other people, who have a problem with her being a lesbian and also not fitting in the mold of a typical woman of the 1950s and 1960s. Even though there

  • Purple Hibiscus Patriarchy Analysis

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    Patriarchy in Purple Hibiscus In this essay we will be contextualizing the extract on page 175 in the novel, Purple Hibiscus in order to discuss patriarchy in the novel. We will also be using other examples in the novel to state why that character is a patriarch. Contextualizing is defined as, to think about something or provide information about something that needs to be discussed. Patriarchy is defined as a system in the social world were males are seen as the person to hold the primary power

  • Role Of Manipulation In Macbeth

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    Physiological Manipulation of Macbeth Manipulation is the act of handling or controlling of something in a skillful manner. Macbeth is a play, written by William Shakespeare, that occurs around 11th century Scotland where social hierarchy dominates the land. King Duncan rules Scotland, along with his soldier, Macbeth. Banquo, Macbeth’s fellow soldier and comrade, rides with Macbeth when they both meet three witches. Together, the witches predict ridiculous fortunes concerning Macbeth and Banquo

  • Gone Girl Analytical Essay

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    The Destructiveness of One’s Struggle with Dignity from Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Characters from Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, share similar traits and demonstrate the concept of dignity of a person. Freudian and Jungian psychoanalytic theories lead the audience to a profound analysis of the characters in both novels. According to Sigmund Freud, the key to a healthy personality is a balance between the id, the ego, and the

  • Heathcliff Deterioration Analysis

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    Transitive Deterioration Throughout Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, the intense suffering of Hindley, Catherine, and Heathcliff not only causes their individual deterioration, but sets the stage for the younger generation to follow. Hindley’s self deterioration is started by his intimidation of Heathcliff, and evolves to the point of his demise. Hindley truly never accepts Heathcliff as a member of the Earnshaw family. From the moment that Heathcliff enters Wuthering Heights, Hindley causes Heathcliff

  • Voyeurism In The Rear Window

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    Rear Window thrusts us into the role of a voyeuristic neighbor, a role that we find ourselves quite comfortable filling. The point of voyeurism though, is that it is always a one-way street; we find comfort in knowing that we are able to watch others while we ourselves remain unseen. Together with our wheelchair ridden protagonist, LB “Jeff” Jeffries, we watch through a series of open windows as Jeff’s various neighbors go about their day to day lives. Though all of these people are placed there

  • Gender Roles In Oscar Wilde's The Picture Of Dorian Gray

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    Aarushi Agrawal Ms. Stuart Lit/Writing Period 6 1 April 2018 Gender Roles: The award-winning novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde expresses the thought, “My dear boy, no woman is a genius. Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly.” We have all either heard, read, or seen acts of sexism, whether you be a man or a woman. Every act of bias displayed affects one in both large and small ways, influencing and changing how one views the world

  • How Does Bronte Present Love In Wuthering Heights

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    trying to court her, Edgar Linton. Bronte illustrates this struggle on page 78 where Catherine cries, “I’ve no more business to marry Edgar Linton than I have to be in heaven; and if the wicked man in there had not brought Heathcliff so low, I shouldn’t have thought of it. It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him; and that, not because he’s handsome Nelly, but because he’s more myself than I am.” Catherine ends up choosing to marry Edgar Linton because it would

  • Examples Of Heroism In Jane Eyre

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    Jane Eyre is a strong and individualist character. As well as Rochester, Jane carries some traits of a Byronic hero. Apart from Fanny who bears her unhappy childhood with suppleness and suffers silently, Jane rebels and defies and is ‘excluded from the Reed family group in the drawing room, because she is not a ‘contented, happy little child’ – excluded, that is, from ‘normal’ society […]’ While growing up in Lowood, Jane opposes to the injustice and authority and also doubts Christian faith and

  • Catherine Jarnshaw's Relationship Essay

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    could switch to its counterpart (Jungkunz). This means that to admire a person could hate, and to hate a person could admire. During the classic book of Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë uses her couples Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, and Catherin Linton and Hareton Earnshaw, to exhibit an indistinguishable thematic tie of the emotions love and hate. Catherine’s and Heathcliff’s relationship commences when they both first

  • Symbolism In Margaret Laurence's A Bird In The House

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    At first glance, the opening scene to Margaret Laurence's A Bird in the House provides descriptive insight into the home Vanessa will view as her safe haven. However, through analysis of Laurence’s use of imagery, symbolism, and foreshadowing, the Brick House is not as impenetrable of a shelter as it had been known to represent. The Brick House is, in itself, full of underlying meaning. The family members are the only ones to call it that, to the rest of the town it is known as “the old Connor place”

  • Chimney Sweeper By William Blake Analysis

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    In his poem, “Chimney Sweeper” (from the Songs of Innocence), William Blake portrays 18th century England as a place of injustice and brutality through the eyes of an innocent chimney sweep. While the pure boy who narrates the poem does not realize the harsh realities of his life, Blake nonetheless manages to convey the desolate landscape which he was raised in with clarity. Through his use of a first person perspective, the metaphor of innocence and corruption, and an unreliable narrator, Blake

  • Love In A Maze: Haywood's Fantomina

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    “Fantomina: or, Love in a Maze” is a novel written by Eliza Haywood in 1725. Haywood is considered one of the more controversial writers to publish at that time. “Fantomina” is one work which has been both criticized and appreciated because of its promotion of the imprudent choices of a woman and the empowerment of female sexuality. In fact, the main plot of the novel revolves around a female character, whose identity is always changing, who fells in love with a man called Beauplaisir, translated

  • The Woman's Problem In A Secret Sorrow

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    The woman’s problem in “A Sorrowful Woman” is made more complex than Faye’s problem in “A Secret Sorrow” as a result of deliberate choices made by the authors. In “A Secret Sorrow”, the main character, Faye, is plagued by the fact that she cannot have children due to internal injuries sustained from a devastating accident. She is in love with a man but has kept this secret from him until one day she is forced to reveal it. He very quickly rebounds from this news and tells her he loves her anyway