"Explore how Bronte uses setting to reflect the experiences of her characters".
Jane Eyre-English Coursework "Explore how Bronte uses setting to reflect the experiences of her characters". Bronte describes every setting in "Jane Eyre" in a vast amount of detail, using a number of different language techniques, so as to portray the experiences of her characters, almost subconsciously, to the reader. She seeks also to convey the moods of her characters, using methods such as pathetic fallacy and symbolism, in order to express their emotions indirectly. Bronte uses all of these methods, as well as a number of scenes containing juxtaposition, and the overall structure of her writing style, consistently throughout the book, as she follows Jane through her life. Jane's personal changes and experiences, at each stage in her life, and those of her fellow characters, are powerfully communicated to the reader. Bronte employs close descriptive detail in her portrayal of Gateshead which reflects Jane's emotional turmoil. As well as this, she uses symbolism when setting the scene in the red room, in order to portray Jane's feelings and mood to the reader. For example, she describes all of the red objects within the room: " hung with curtains of deep red damask", " the carpet was red" and " the table at the foot of the bed was covered with a crimson cloth". These vivid, deep shades of red all are known to symbolise danger and blood, which usually tend to create a
"Explore some of the ways in which Bronte protests against the prevailing 19th century views on education and religion in the first nine chapters of 'Jane Eyre'."
The prevailing 19th century views on education and religion in the first nine chapters of 'Jane Eyre' "Explore some of the ways in which Bronte protests against the prevailing 19th century views on education and religion in the first nine chapters of 'Jane Eyre'." Imagine a girl growing up around the turn of the nineteenth century. An orphan, she has no family or friends, no wealth or position. Misunderstood and mistreated by the relatives she does have, she is sent away to a school where the cycle of cruelty continues. All alone in the world, she seems doomed to a life of failure. What's a girl to do? I think that Jane's later life is how Charlotte would have liked her own to be. It is like many stories, even those written in the present day, which is the author's fantasy. The fairytale-like ending resembles not just any fairytale, but one in particular, Cinderella. 'Jane Eyre' is set in the early to mid nineteenth century and we see how different life today is, compared with the time which Jane lived. Immediately we see that Lowood's religious education does not necessarily mean the orphans are treated well. Their food is basically inedible, their lodgings are cramped, and some of the teachers are cruel. Bronte drops a few hints about the suspicious goings-on when Helen reveals that "benevolent-minded ladies and gentlemen" make up the tuition and that Mr. Brocklehurst
"Explore the way in Which David Lean creates atmosphere and dramatic tension in 'Great Expectations' focusing on the opening churchyard scene and Pips first visit to Satis House."
Great Expectations: Media Course work "Explore the way in Which David Lean creates atmosphere and dramatic tension in 'Great Expectations' focusing on the opening churchyard scene and Pips first visit to Satis House." Tom Funnell Introduction The film "great expectations" is based on the novel by Charles dickens in the late 19th centaury, . Even when this film was made, one of the first with sound, there was a great use of cinematic devices. These where mastered by David Lean to create atmosphere and dramatic tension, especially in the opening scene and the scene where Pip meets Ms Havisham. The film was based on the novel "Great Expectations" written by Charles Dickens at the turn of the century. The genre for such a film would have to be a historic drama. Although the film was made in 1946 it is still a historic genre because the story was set in the late 1890s. This is because of the large doses of dramatic tension included in the film. While being set fifty years prior to the films release. It is a film all about the way a mans life can change just by money. We learn of how people change when the become wealthy after having been less well off. It is educational while being entertaining. It was written in a time of great social difference. You were either very poor or very well off. Dickens, the novels author, had had a clear view of the "rich/poor" divide. He was
"Far From The Madding Crowd" Blind Date Script.
"Far From The Madding Crowd" Blind Date Script. Graham: It's Blind Date! And here is your host, Miss Cilla Black! Cilla: Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Blind Date. In a moment we'll be meeting the lucky lady who gets to pick from one of these gorgeous guys! So, let's meet the boys! So, hello number 1; what's your name and where do you come from? Bo: Good Evening, Cilla. My name is William Boldwood, and I am from Weatherbury. C: Nice to meet you, William. So tell everyone a bit about yourself. Bo: Well, Cilla, I am a 42 year old bachelor, I own a large farm, and.... I'm incredibly wealthy! C: And, I understand, correct me if I'm wrong love, that you have had a nasty experience involving a Valentine's card? Bo: That is correct, Cilla. I once received a Valentine's card through in the mail, and I had no idea who the sender was. I was a little afraid, you see, it could have been anything. So, I erm, placed it on my mantelpiece. Well, then I couldn't stop thinking of it, so I stared at it for quite some time. C: How long for, love? Bo: For a matter of days, Cilla. C: Oh dear. Well I for one am always scared when the postman comes, I mean, when them bills get posted through my door I know I'm too terrified to open them for a week! C: Alright love, well, best of luck tonight, and please don't be scared of the date cards if you're picked 'cause we've only
"Far From the Madding Crowd" Why Did Bathsheba Send the Valentine and What Were the Consequences?
"Far From the Madding Crowd" By Thomas Hardy. Why Did Bathsheba Send the Valentine and What Were the Consequences? Chapter XIII Sortes Sanctorum: the valentine. Bathsheba is a beautiful young female farmer who gets noticed by everyone (men that is) and loves being the centre of attention. This is what is happening at the corn-market in Casterbridge. Bathsheba is not interested in anyone but enjoys the interest that everyone gives her. However she is aware that one person isn't taking any notice of her, yet she feels a slight attraction. "A very good-looking man, upright about forty," is how she describes this mysterious man. He is Farmer Boldwood, but Bathsheba doesn't know this. When Boldwood comes to the door Bathsheba is already curious. She doesn't even know him, nor has she ever met him but she is already questioning who he is and thinking of the possibility of marriage to him. The following is a quotation taken from the book when Boldwood comes to Bathsheba's door and her maid answers it. "Who is Mr. Boldwood?" said Bathsheba. "A gentleman - farmer at Upper Weatherbury." "Married?" "No, Miss." "How old is he?" "Forty I should say - very handsome - rather stern looking." "What a bother this dusting is! I am always in some unfortunate plight or other," Bathsheba said complainingly... This shows that Bathsheba almost has an imaginary checklist in
"First Love" by John Clare was written in the 19th century
How do different poets convey the idea of Love? "First Love" by John Clare was written in the 19th century. It is a poem about how the poet had fallen in love but it turned out it was unrequited. Whereas "Song" by W.H.Auden written in the 20th century, is a poem about how someone has been in love but then lost them to death. They are both quite similar in the fact that they are both about loving someone but not being able to have them. However they are different because "Song" is about two people having been in love and then losing it, rather than "First Love" in which the love is unrequited, and not being fulfilled. In the poem "First Love" by John Clare the poet writes about what seems to be a very overwhelming feeling. The poem is written in three stanzas and in each one the feelings develop. It has a rhyme structure of AB,AB, CD, CD etc. The first stanza has eight syllables in each line and the other two have a pattern of 8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6. I think it may be written like this because in the first stanza the feeling are simpler and then they get more complex as the poem progresses- like the syllable patterns. In stanza one the crush begins. He sees her and is suddenly struck by her beauty- "Her face it bloomed like a sweet flower." This simile is saying that her face opened up and revealed something beautiful just like a flower does. It brings the image of spring
"Critic Raymond Williams has said that there can be no one definition of tragedy: tragic experiences are dependant on period and context. Examine the presentation of tragic experiences in your text in the light of this comment."
English Essay "Critic Raymond Williams has said that there can be no one definition of tragedy: tragic experiences are dependant on period and context. Examine the presentation of tragic experiences in your text in the light of this comment." Tragedy has evolved over time from the original concept produced by the Greeks, through Shakespearean Tragedy to Modern Tragedy as used by playwrights such as Arthur Miller. Tragedy is defined as a play dealing with tragic events and ending unhappily with the downfall of the protagonist. More specifically, tragedy has evolved into a specific form, typically with a prologue, two or three acts and an epilogue which tell the story of how the natural order is distorted and then restored after the downfall of the protagonist. Their downfall comes as a result of their fatal flaw, or hamartia. Examples of this include Macbeth and ambition, Hamlet and indecision and Eddie Carbone and pride. Wuthering Heights contains a variety of tragic experiences, many of which involve Heathcliff in both himself and his dealings with other characters. Heathcliff can be portrayed as the tragic hero in Wuthering Heights. If his social position is taken at face value - in that he is nothing more than a homeless orphan who is taken in by the altruistic Mr Earnshaw - then his meteoric rise in social position after initial degradation, ending with his death and
"Gatsby is said to be not quite credible for Gatsby, divided between power and dream, comes to inevitability to stand for America itself." This statement is true, but only from the viewpoint that its basic premise is correct.
"Gatsby is said to be not quite credible for Gatsby, divided between power and dream, comes to inevitability to stand for America itself." This statement is true, but only from the viewpoint that its basic premise is correct. Gatsby isn't credible as a character if he comes to stand "for America itself", true, but I believe that Gatsby represents the American Dream. James Gatz is America. Jay Gatsby is the reincarnation of the idealism of the early pioneers. This is because Gatsby, like the Dream, stems from an idealist's 'platonic self-conception'. When the Dutch pioneers first saw America, they saw "a fresh green breast of the new world ... face to face ... with something commensurate to [their] capacity for wonder.". This New World was huge and full of possibilities for the pioneers - this is the same way James Gatz sees the world through his 17-year old eyes. This New World, however, was so full of possibilities that their path must be cautiously plotted to achieve maximum fulfilment from the new Continent. And so, the American Dream is born. Success and pleasure in a classless society are its primary components. History repeats itself with James Gatz (as history is wont to do) as he meticulously carves his life out of the edifice of endless possibility his young mind perceives ahead of him. The carving takes the shape of Jay Gatsby, and Gatz is well pleased. The carving,
"George Eliot was committed to the idea of society as a slowly evolving organism with a shared culture and shared traditions"
Janahan T. A01D "George Eliot was committed to the idea of society as a slowly evolving organism with a shared culture and shared traditions". To what extent do you find this to be true of Silas Marner? A major aspect of George Eliot's Silas Marner is that of anthropological study. The majority of the novel is set in the village of Raveloe, described to be "in the rich central plain of what we are pleased to call Merry England", and throughout it George Eliot provides us with insights into Raveloe's life and culture. She contrasts this life and culture with that of Lantern Yard, a newly industrialised town where Silas Marner spends the early part of his life, and to which we are introduced in the first chapter. While she neither condemns Lantern Yard nor romanticizes Raveloe, she quite clearly places the later in a more positive light. She shows that it possesses a strong sense of history that has provided it with a rich and natural culture. This has led to community being strongly knitted and full of warmth. Thus the above statement is indeed very much true. The influence of the past is still present among the villagers of Raveloe. The village is first described to us as a place where many of the "old echoes lingered, undrowned by new voices." It partly thus that many of the villagers still possess pre-Christian beliefs, such as Dolly's somewhat superstitious belief that
"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens is a "Bildungsroman".
Importance of a main character to the novel "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens is a "Bildungsroman", a term that denotes a novel that presents the growth and development - within the context of a defined social order - of a single character, Philip Pirrip, better known as Pip. As the focus of the bildungsroman, Pip is by far the most important character in "Great Expectations": he is both the protagonist, whose actions make up the main plot of the novel, and the narrator, whose thoughts and attitudes shape the reader's perception of the story. As a character, Pip's two most important traits are his immature, romantic idealism and his naturally good conscience. On the one hand, Pip has a deep desire to improve himself, whether educational, moral, or social, "At last I began, in a purblind groping way, to read, write, and cipher." His longing to marry Estella and join the upper classes stems from the same desire as his longing to learn to read and his fear of being punished for bad behavior: once he understands ideas like poverty, ignorance, and immorality, Pip does not want to be poor, ignorant, or immoral. Pip the narrator judges his own past actions extremely harshly, rarely giving himself credit for good deeds but angrily criticises himself for bad ones. As a character, however, Pip's idealism often leads him to perceive the world rather narrowly, seeing only the