Emily Brontë

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  • Creative Writing: Shut The Box

    I sat across from a greasy skinned, nearly toothless man. He grinned at me, causing his mischievous, dirty gray eyes to crinkle around the corners. I returned the stare with almost black eyes full of bitter hatred. I hated everyone, everyone except my beautiful Catherine, and sometimes I had to stop myself from hating her. My only drive was revenge; my body was always stiff, my head always pounding. I brushed sticky crumbs off the sticky table. “Shut The Box.” I said in a low, rough voice. I was an excellent gambler. With almost three years of experience I could manipulate and turn the tables on my brain dead opponents with ease. I had a fair bit of money from playing dirty men in this dirty warehouse, but I kept it hidden. Less prying hands to grab at me on the streets if they believed me to be poor. Shut The Box was an old sailors’ game and a specialty of mine. The lid on the old wooden box was painted crimson on the sides and splintered at the hinges from being slammed so many times with some amount of force. I never lost this game and was quite bored with it, but more money brought me closer to my revenge. The game went by much too fast. Within half an hour I was stuffing 126.80 more pounds into the pocket of my jacket and walking away from a gawking man. “Brain dead.” I mumbled, opening the door to a gust of humid air and the sounds of a big city. Walking the streets of London has taught me a good bit on manners. My vocabulary has been enriched, my education improved…

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  • What Does The Dog Symbolize In Wuthering Heights

    In Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, during this time, men are supposed to be capable of emulating strength and and be able to protect the family. Men who are incapable are seen as immature and soft. Edgar Linton is a spoiled, cowardly man who failed to be a strong protector to his family. Edgar Linton was a spoiled child who grew up sheltered in his home, oblivious to the harms of the outside world. Using imagery, Thrushcross Grange is a place that is “carpeted with crimson” (48) and has…

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  • Wuthering Heights Comparison Essay

    To be destroyed is to be rendered useless or completely defeated and is a state that can be brought upon by oneself or others. In Coky Giedroyc’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte’s characters are hurt and destroyed in order for significant ideas to be conveyed, making it a more effective text as audiences are able to understand ideas that may not be in plain sight. Wuthering Heights is set during the Victorian Era and centres around Cathy and Heathcliff 's developing romance and the…

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  • Compare And Contrast Thrushcross Grange And Wuthering Heights

    backgrounds. They are isolated from the social norms and therefore do not conform to them unless exposed such as Catherine or Heathcliff when he leaves for three years. The more luxurious lifestyle of Catherine is a product of her time and eventual life with Edgar on the Grange. At the Grange they associate animals with being domesticated cats and trees as embellishments of the town they are lush and common in the Grange as well. Whereas in the Heights they see animals as wild and free, the…

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  • Gender Roles In Charlotte Bronte's Wuthering Heights

    The view of women is rare in Victorian literature. Both Charlotte and Emily Bronte addressed the patriarchy of Victorian England despite the social stigma attached to doing so. Jane Eyre shows a strong independent woman who was not frequently represented in the literature of the time. Wuthering Heights shows women who are at the other end of the spectrum. Both views are equally valid and…

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  • Comparing The Houses In Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights is a book written by Emily Bronte. The book talks about the dysfunctional years of the Earnshaws and the Lintons, who live in Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange respectively. Both are located in the moor, are extremely wealthy, and are, “…completely removed from the stir of society,” (Wuthering Heights, pg. 1). These houses could not be further from being alike however. The characteristics, as well as the characters and the level of class, show the differences very…

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  • Catherine And Edgar's Relationship Essay

    Catherine and Edgar’ relationship is one of traditional courtship, status, and security. Heathcliff and Isabella’s relationship is a tale of misshapen love and a revenge plot on sour. Catherine and Heathcliffs’ relationship can be seen as bitter and cold with a sense of lost potential. Each of these couples shows that love is one of the most complex human expressions imaginable. Wuthering Heights is an interesting book for it’s time period. The Victorian era that the book was released in…

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  • Compare And Contrast Bronte And Dunbar

    Compare or contrast how Bronte and Dunbar use form, language and symbolism to present a theme in their respective poems. Emily Brontë was born in Yorkshire, England on July 30th, 1818 (Benvenuto). Brontë grew up in a very strong Catholic home (Benvenuto). She was known to be very reclusive and mostly kept to herself. Brontë lived in the Romantic period, often in these times nature would resemble perfection (Benvenuto). Most often, Emily Brontë 's pieces reflect mostly on her agoraphobic…

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  • I M Happiest When Most Away Poem Analysis

    In much the same way that Catherine and Heathcliff yearn for freedom in her novel, Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte’s poetry articulates a similar desire to be free of societal expectations that restrict her because of her gender. In her poem, “I’m happiest when most away” (Bronte 1838) she writes about how her soul is released ‘from its home of clay’ (2) when she is on her own. She writes of her wish to be free and be ‘only spirit wandering wide/ Through infinite immensity’ (7-8). A similar…

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  • Dracula And Wuthering Heights Essay

    Dracula and Wuthering Heights: Did They Conform? Both the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Dracula by Bram Stoker conform to the societal norms of their time but not in a direct way. The characters in Wuthering Heights like Catherine for example, do make decisions like marrying Edgar Linton instead of Heathcliff which is a reasonable decision as she wants to keep her status and be rich. The characters in Dracula, especially the females, conform to society as they do not meddle in…

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