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    It is the women like Theodora and Mathilda who used their power to benefit others, Isabella who proved that women could also be vindictive and malevolent, and Eleanor and Aethelflaed who used their wit and intelligence to become effective leaders, who defined a new standard for women around the world, and inspiring future generations to push themselves to new limits, stand up for what they believe in and soar to new heights. These women fulfilled their required roles to an extent that critics and doubters would not have been able to fathom prior to their reign. The role that was asked of them was perhaps daunting at times, but they did not cower behind the fear of new territory, but instead rose to the…

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    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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    After hearing Catherine mock Isabella Linton, her placid and naïve sister-in-law, for her being in love with him, Heathcliff uses this knowledge to his advantage, saying, “…thank you for telling me your sister-in-law 's secret: I swear I 'll make the most of it…” (11). Moreover, Heathcliff “makes the most of it” by devising a plan to beguile Isabella using her naïveté to fool her into believing he reciprocates her feelings for him although he despises her describing her as “that mawkish, waxen…

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    up marrying Edgar Linton instead. When Heathcliff comes back, he is rich and powerful. Catherine still has love for him, which makes Edgar feel insecure. Hindley lets Heathcliff stay at Wuthering Heights because Hindley has gone into gambling and wants Heathcliff’s money. Catherine is then forced to choose between Heathcliff and Edgar by Edgar as tensions escalate and results in a physical altercation between Edgar and Heathcliff. Angry at being forced to make a decision, Catherine locks herself…

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    Though Cathy II was born on the Grange, she repeatedly crosses to Wuthering Heights because as the daughter of Catherine I and Edgar Linton, she has the capacity to travel between worlds. Hareton has spent his whole life at the Heights, but he is the son of Frances and Hindley Earnshaw, who envied and tried to emulate the Grange. Hareton is a lamb, so he can be framed, but the frame still must suit him. Catherine II is not a lamb, but she can survive both in and out of a frame depending on the…

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    French Revolution Identity

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    revolution, there were two main historical periods which I believe had a major impact on the development of French Identity, one positive, the other negative: the Hundred Years War (1337 -1453) and the Wars of Religion (1562-1598), representing respectively periods of external threat to and internal conflict in France. Examination of both periods reveals the driving force in each period of threat and conflict and the instinct of peoples, as Thiesse observes, to become more radical in beliefs and…

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    How does Heathcliff 's character develop from chapters one through to eight? The novel teases the reader into thinking that Heathcliff is more than what he seems; that his cruelty is merely an expression of his frustrated love for Cathrine Earnshaw or that his sinister behaviours serve to conceal the heart of a romantic hero. Throughout these chapters, we get the impression that as Heathcliff gets older, he loses his innocence and that the love for Cathrine isn 't as pure and is presented in a…

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    called him a “gipsy brat” (Brontë 41) and claimed she didn’t want him in her home. His vindictive nature and lack of empathy are a direct result of the absence of affection he received as a child due to the lack of a mother figure in his life. It has been proven in a recent study that children who were not exposed to a loving environment from an early age on were more susceptible to depression and lacking social skills (How a Mother 's Love Changes a Child 's Brain). In Heathcliff his…

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    The servants don’t know how to treat him at first and are confused by Mr. Earnshaw’s favoritism towards Heathcliff and Hindley’s pure hatred toward him. Eventually Hindley’s initial hatred turns into envy and jealousy for Heathcliff’s relationship with his own father. This hatred and jealousy sparks a continuous cycle of abuse and mistreatment. Chapter 4 says to Hindley Heathcliff was the “usurper of his father’s affections”. During chapter 5 Hindley is sent off to college and returns three…

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    However, they do plan revenge on each other, but that is just the way their relationship is. Patricia Spacks tells the readers in her article about Wuthering Heights that, “the girl and the waif form an intense, rebellious alliance, weakened when Catherine makes friends with the prosperous and conventional, Edgar Linton and his sister Isabella.” The girl represents Catherine and the waif is referring to Heathcliff. Heathcliff is upset when he discovers that Catherine and Edgar are associating.…

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