Catherine Linton

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  • Comparing Jealousy In Medusa And The Laboratory

    In the poems “Medusa” by Duffy and “The Laboratory” by Browning both authors explore the theme of jealousy and its destructive nature on people and society as a whole. In Duffy’s poem “Medusa” she critiques society on its treatment towards women, demonstrating how those without beauty are only corrupted with jealousy and how this behavior has survived through the ages. While Duffy focuses on the impacts of jealousy on the individual Browning looks towards its impacts on society, and its power to twist good people into those who would do anything for personal gain. Browning portrays the speaker as deceptive and bent on revenge. As the speaker observes the poison being made she “(gazes) thro’ …. faint smokes curling whitely”. The first image seen in this poem is of a “glass mask” which immediately puts the reader in a world of danger, hazards, somewhere the reader isn’t safe as masks are commonly used to provide safety in dangerous environments. Masks also connote to ideas of lies and deception making the speaker seem illusive and distant. The noun “glass” creates a cold and tense atmosphere due to glass usually being cool to the touch. Additionally glass is fragile and transparent creating a feeling of vulnerability for the speaker along with the reader. The transparency of glass may also forebode that the speaker’s intentions will be found out eventually leading to her demise. The “faint smokes curling whitely” further builds on the hostile environment created by the “glass…

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  • Romanticism In Jhumpa Lahiri's The Interpreter Of

    Jhumpa Lahiri, through her short story The Interpreter of Maladies, displays the venom of romanticism and how one weak moment leads to a path of destruction. The story shadows a typical American family of five, travelling the world. On their journey, they meet Mr. Kapasi, the primary protagonist of the story. The majority of the events that take place are told through the eyes of Mr. Kapasi, as he develops a longing for another’s wife, Mrs. Das. Mrs. Das also falls prey to her intimate self as…

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  • Theme Of Happy Endings In Wuthering Heights

    to decline, he claims that he no longer cares for the two remaining representatives of the Lintons and the Earnshaws. While talking to his long companion Ellen Dean, Heathcliff says, “I get levers and mattocks working like Hercules, and when everything is ready, and in my power, I find the will to lift a slate off either roof has vanished! My old enemies have not beaten me; now would be the precise time to revenge myself on their representatives...But where is the use? I don’t care for striking:…

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  • Wuthering Heights Theme Essay

    restrictions set on women. Inheritance laws play a pivotal role in driving the plot of the story and showing the injustices women suffer. Shortly before his death, Edgar Linton attempted to put Catherine’s fortune in the hands of trustees so that Heathcliff could not attain…

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  • Theme Of Isolation In Wuthering Heights

    Heathcliff personifies this perfectly as his insanity grows more and more desperate throughout the years deprived of emotional connection to anyone without Catherine. Nelly reflects later to Lockwood that Heathcliff’s sleep patterns were considerably altered and he withdrew into himself, no longer seeming to have the strength or will to lash out at those around him (Bronte Ch…

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  • Tone, Diction, Structure, Style Of Wuthering Heights

    During the late winter months of 1801, a man named Lockwood rents an estate in the isolated moors of England. After meeting peculiar landlord Heathcliff, Lockwood asks housekeeper Nelly Dean if she knows of him. Nelly tells of being a child at Wuthering Heights, a servant with her mother. Owner Mr.Earnshaw, brings home an orphaned boy on his travels from Liverpool. Earnshaw children, Hindley and Catherine, despise the dark-skinned gypsy boy, Heathcliff. After the death of Mrs.Earnshaw,…

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  • Wuthering Heights Analysis

    motivations-- whether it be love, fear, or spite. Heathcliff, a gypsy boy that is adopted by the Earnshaws, rises to power throughout the years because he seeks revenge against his family and the Lintons. Heathcliff’s revenge is driven by hate for his social standing- he is unable to be with his true love, Catherine, because he is too poor. The assassination of Heathcliff right before he fulfills his wish to take over both Wuthering Heights and the Grange would allow both houses to live in…

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  • Compare And Contrast How To Read Literature Like A Professor And Wuthering Heights

    they are related. Brontë continues to use eating together as a metaphor for characters having a strong relationship. She tells of how, Catherine Linton sits closer to Hareton during meals as their relationship blossoms (634).…

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  • The Dark Side Of Love In Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

    different types of love through the lives of her main characters. Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff’s stubborn, romantic passion portrays the dark side of love. The characters’ intense passions and like-personalities cause much turmoil and destruction in their own lives as well as in all those around them. The next generation of lovers, Catherine Heathcliff and Hareton Earnshaw, evolve with time and are able to find success in a love that matures. Brontë offers Catherine and Heathcliff’s love…

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  • Moors In Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights is a “wild” place with wide open areas, a wet place and also with infertile land. Furthermore, Wuthering Heights can be: The Moors. At the beginning of the novel Heathcliff and Catherine lived there. Later in the story Catherine marries Edgar Linton and started living at Trushcross Grange. On the other hand, Thrushcross Grange its a more advanced area, with people with better manners. Its a town were we can call people: civilized. At Thrushcross Grange, we have the Linton’s.…

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