Edgar Linton Essays

  • Social Structure In Jane Austen

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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

  • Importance Of Mutual Respect In Relationships

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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

  • The Dangers Of Obsessive Love In Heathcliff's Themes

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    ourselves on a flower-plot under the drawing-room window.' (Bronte 48). They enjoy spying on the attractive house that is intricately decorated. They are shocked find Isabella and Edgar shrieking and whining over a small dog. Heathcliff and Catherine view the situation entertaining, so they begin to giggle. When the Lintons overhear them, the dogs are unleashed and Catherine is bitten by the dogs. Deeming Catherine looks genuine, she is summoned inside where she stays many weeks recovering, but presuming

  • The Characters Downfall In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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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

  • Anjane Movie Analysis

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    Family Law I-Movie Review Movie: Anjanee by Harryy W. Fernandes Genre: Horror & Drama Review A brief synopsis of the storyline is the chief protagonists are Shivani [played by Manisha Koirala] and Aditya [played by Sanjay Kapoor], a married couple with 2 children, Tanwi Gouri Mehta and Anand Mehta. They are wealthy and live in a mansion. Their idyllic life is shattered with the arrival of Sonia, who has an affair with Adiyta. Eventually, Aditya leaves his family for Sonia, leaving the wife and two

  • Contextualism In Purple Hibiscus

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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

  • The Role Of Women In Charles Dicken's Hard Times

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    Louisa and her mother could share,but from her experience as a working class child who knows counter examples and a different word than 'fact'.The schematic quality of HARD TIMES indicates a broader lack or incompleteness in the proven discourses of Dicken's social and literary world.Like Louisa and Mrs Gradgrind,Dicken must express his value of 'fancy' and his concern about crossing restricted boundaries in language devalued by the tenderdiscourses of reason and fact.Dicken can be seen as exploiting

  • 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

  • Macbeth Manipulation Analysis

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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

  • Revenge In Wuthering Heights

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    the dangers of revenge and the treatment of others through the life of Heathcliff and the Earnshaw family. Heathcliff was first brought to the Wuthering Heights household as a young boy by Mr. Earnshaw. When Mr. Earnshaw 's children, Catherine and Linton, see Heathcliff, they call him a“gipsy brat” and refuse to sleep in the same bed with him. Mrs. Earnshaw treated Heatcliff no differently. She was “ready to fling it out the doors” and went on to call him a “gipsy brat”. Mr. Earnshaw was the only

  • 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

  • Theme Of Revenge In Wuthering Heights

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    Wuthering Heights is a brilliant novel in which revenge connects with the issues of class structure. Heathcliff has a weakness in which he doesn’t have a property, and Catherine sees this which is why she marries Edgar instead. The initial seed of vengeance is planted when Hindley sees Heathcliff in his house. Controlled vengeance could be possible if Mr. Earnshaw didn’t do injustice. Mental disturbances were an all too much real thing for Hindley as accepting Heathcliff as his new brother was

  • Jane Eyre As A Byronic Hero In Charlotte's 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

  • 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”

  • Summary Of William Blake's Chimney Sweeper

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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

  • Analysis Of Shashi Deshpande's Small Remedies

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    It is normally assumed that literature is the mirror of society. If the women suffer in society and the loss of society becomes their anguish, it will become the serious duty of women writers to present the conditions in which the women are living. This is what Shashi Deshpande has produced through her novel Small Remedies which has the genuine images of three women. Shashi Deshpande reviews that women are always treated as subordinates to men. They have second-rate position in society because of

  • Analysis Of Fantomin Or Love In A Maze

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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