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PDF Wuthering Heights & Jane Eyre This will always be one of my favorite books. I read it every few years and never tire of it. It's a masterpiece of storytelling, characterization, and beautiful writing. The narrator, Jane, is such a believable character, and I always relate to her.The highlights for me:Bronte's portrayal of Jane as a child while she is downtrodden at Gateshead Hall. ("How much I wished to reply fully to this question! How difficult it was to frame any answer! Children can feel, but they cannot analyse their feelings; and if the analysis is partially effected in thought, they know not how to express the result of the process in words.")Delightful British sentences like: "I considered [the book] a narrative of facts, and discovered in it a vein of interest deeper than what I found in fairy tails: for as to the elves, having sought them in vain among foxglove leaves and bells, under mushrooms and beneath the ground-ivy mantling old wall-nooks, I had at length made up my mind to the sad truth, that they were all gone out of England to some savage country where the woods were wilder and thicker, and the population more scant."The inspiring example of Helen Burns and the impact she has on Jane's character. ("If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends...besides the race of men, there is an invisible world and a kingdom of spirits: that world is round us; and if we were dying in pain and shame, if scorn smote us on all sides, and hatred crushed us, angels see our tortures, recognize our innocence...and God waits only the separation of spirits from flesh to crown us with a full reward. Why, then, should we ever sink overwhelmed with distress, when life is so soon over, and death is so certain an entrance to happiness - to glory?")Jane's character when she is grown, which we understand better because we know of the people and events that had the most impact on her when she was young. Although she is "plain and little," she is intelligent, sensible, conscientious, feeling, honest, circumspect, defiant, in some cases, and as Mr. Rochester says, "indomitable." She is a person of her own making, and the contrast between her and her dissipated and silly cousins when she visits them as an adult is striking. Bronte conveys Jane's character principally through her words, her interactions with others, and Mr. Rochester's perception of her. She has a good balance of self-awareness and self-respect. ("Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: - it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grace, and we stood at God's feet, equal, - as we are!")The character of Mr. Rochester, who is so real that you could almost swear you've met him somewhere before. I love the pride, the perceptiveness, the slightly sarcastic humor, the to-the-point bluntness and even brusqueness, the ardent love, the wistfulness, and the mystery of the melancholy, which we later understand in full. ("I have plenty of faults of my own: I know it, and I don't wish to palliate them, I assure you....I started, or rather...was thrust on to a wrong tack at the age of one-and-twenty, and have never recovered the right course since: but I might have been very different; I might have been as good as you.")Jane and Mr. Rochester's love for each other. They understand each other; they are like each other, and they esteem each other. ("My bride is here," he said, again drawing me to him, "because my equal is here, and my likeness. Jane, will you marry me?") ("I grieve to leave Thornfield; I love Thornfield: - I love it, because I have lived in it a full and delightful life, - momentarily at least. I have not been trampled on. I have not been petrified. I have not been buried with inferior minds, and excluded from every glimpse of communion with what is bright and energetic, and high. I have talked, face to face, with what I reverence; with what I delight in, - with an original, a vigorous, an expanded mind. I have known you, Mr. Rochester; and it strikes me with terror and anguish to feel I absolutely must be torn from you for ever.")Jane's courageous decision to refuse to live with Mr. Rochester, even though it broke her heart. ("I had already gained the door: but, reader, I walked back - walked back as determinedly as I had retreated. I knelt down by him; I turned his face from the cushion to me; I kissed his cheek; I smoothed his hair with my hand. 'God bless you, my dear master!' I said. 'God keep you from harm and wrong - direct you, solace you - reward you well for your past kindness to me.'...He held his arms out; but I evaded the embrace, and at once quitted the room.")The character of St. John. Bronte gives us plenty of interesting information about him, but leaves it up to the reader to decide if his ultimate decision to be a missionary is foolish or noble.Occasionally I talk to people who don't like the ending of Jane Eyre, which is strange to me. I can only think that they have no appreciation for truly happy endings, or that they weren't paying enough attention to the narrative to understand that what happened was absolutely necessary for the ending to be happy. "Why couldn't Mr. Rochester's first wife have died," they wonder, "withOUT Mr. Rochester's getting blinded and maimed?"Although Jane was a governess and Mr. Rochester her master - two people in entirely different social strata - Mr. Rochester recognized in Jane an equal. In contrast, Jane (who loved Mr. Rochester dearly and believed herself to be his equal in spirit)was keenly aware of their social and monetary differences. How could she not be? Mr. Rochester's well-bred guests treated her like a piece of furniture. Her contrasting sketches of her own "Portrait of a Governess, disconnected, poor, and plain" and the imagined "Blanche, an accomplished lady of rank," led her to say, "Mr. Rochester might probably win that noble lady's love, if he chose to strive for it; is it likely he would waste a serious thought on this indigent and insignificant plebeian?" And when her friend Mrs. Fairfax learned of Jane's and Mr. Rochester's engagement, Mrs. Fairfax's reaction was: "How it will answer, I cannot tell: I really don't know. Equality of position and fortune is often advisable in such cases." (This disturbed Jane because she felt it was true.) Mr. Rochester tried to lavish Jane with jewels and fine dresses, but she refused, seeing that she would feel too awkward and out of character: "Don't send for the jewels, and don't crown me with roses: you might as well put a border or gold lace round that plain pocket handkerchief you have there." She was happy to remember, while they are shopping for finery, that she has an uncle who may leave her an inheritance. "It would, indeed, be a relief if I had ever so small an independency; I never can bear being dressed like a doll by Mr. Rochester." In short, although Jane knew her character and person to be Mr. Rochester's equal, she was continually conscious that they were not on equal footing as regards her station in life. She felt it most keenly when she loved him and did not yet know if he loved her - when he made her jealous and envious of Blanche Ingram, when he left for weeks and seemed to ignore her. She was at his mercy. He could honor her by choosing her instead of any other of the many women available; but her favor was worth little by her own estimation, as he was virtually her only option.After Jane left and Mr. Rochester was blinded and lost his right hand, he was a changed person. ("His form was of the same strong and stalwart contour as ever: his port was still erect, his hair was raven-black; nor were his features altered or sunk: not in one year's space, by any sorrow, could his athletic strength be quelled, or his vigorous prime blighted. But in his countenance, I saw a change: that looked desperate and brooding...He descended the one step, and advanced slowly and gropingly towards the grass-plat. Where was his daring stride now?")Jane proclaimed early on in their first conversation after remeeting that she had inherited five thousand pounds and was "an independent woman" who was quite free to build a house next to his and love and help him. This was important to her. She also made a point of teasing Mr. Rochester about handsome St. John's proposal to her (echoing Mr. Rochester's onetime use of Blanche Ingram as an object to provoke jealousy). Jane did not truly come in to her own until she felt to be on equal footing with Mr. Rochester. Her initial contemplation of marriage to Mr. Rochester was happy but uneasy. By the end of the book, she knew her place, had found her niche, and was completely assured of the essentialness of her presence in Mr. Rochester's life and affections. In the beginning of the book she was trampled on and treated poorly; at the end of the book she knew "what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth." She held herself "supremely blest - blest beyond what language can express;" because, in her words, "I am my husband's life as fully as he is mine. No woman was ever nearer to her mate than I am; ever more absolutely bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh. I know no weariness of my Edward's society: he knows none of mine, any more than we each do of the pulsation of the heart that beats in our separate bosoms...we are precisely suited in character - perfect concord is the result." Perfect concord wasn't possible until the end. What a satisfying ending!. Wuthering Heights & Jane Eyre is a Books None. Charlotte Bront was a British novelist, the eldest out of the three famous Bront sisters whose novels have become standards of English literature See also Emily Bront and Anne Bront.Charlotte Bront was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, the third of six children, to Patrick Bront formerly Patrick Brunty , an Irish Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Maria Branwell In April 1820 the family moved a few miles to Haworth, a remote town on the Yorkshire moors, where Patrick had been appointed Perpetual Curate This is where the Bront children would spend most of their lives Maria Branwell Bront died from what was thought to be cancer on 15 September 1821, leaving five daughters and a son to the care of her spinster sister Elizabeth Branwell, who moved to Yorkshire to help the family.In August 1824 Charlotte, along with her sisters Emily, Maria, and Elizabeth, was sent to the Clergy Daughters School at Cowan Bridge in Lancashire, a new school for the daughters of poor clergyman which she would describe as Lowood School in Jane Eyre The school was a horrific experience for the girls and conditions were appalling They were regularly deprived of food, beaten by teachers and humiliated for the slightest error The school was unheated and the pupils slept two to a bed for warmth Seven pupils died in a typhus epidemic that swept the school and all four of the Bront girls became very ill Maria and Elizabeth dying of tuberculosis in 1825 Her experiences at the school deeply affected Bront her health never recovered and she immortalised the cruel and brutal treatment in her novel, Jane Eyre Following the tragedy, their father withdrew his daughters from the school.At home in Haworth Parsonage, Charlotte and the other surviving children Branwell, Emily, and Anne continued their ad hoc education In 1826 her father returned home with a box of toy soldiers for Branwell They would prove the catalyst for the sisters extraordinary creative development as they immediately set to creating lives and characters for the soldiers, inventing a world for them which the siblings called Angria The siblings became addicted to writing, creating stories, poetry and plays Bront later said that the reason for this burst of creativity was that We were wholly dependent on ourselves and each other, on books and study, for the enjoyments and occupations of life The highest stimulus, as well as the liveliest pleasure we had known from childhood upwards, lay in attempts at literary composition After her father began to suffer from a lung disorder, Charlotte was again sent to school to complete her education at Roe Head school in Mirfield from 1831 to 1832, where she met her lifelong friends and correspondents, Ellen Nussey and Mary Taylor During this period 1833 , she wrote her novella The Green Dwarf under the name of Wellesley The school was extremely small with only ten pupils meaning the top floor was completely unused and believed to be supposedly haunted by the ghost of a young lady dressed in silk This story fascinated Bront and inspired the figure of Mrs Rochester in Jane Eyre.Bront left the school after a few years, however she swiftly returned in 1835 to take up a position as a teacher, and used her wages to pay for Emily and Anne to be taught at the school However, teaching did not appeal to Bront and in 1838 she left Roe Head to become a governess to the Sidgewick family this was partly from a sense of adventure and a desire to see the world, and partly from financial necessity Charlotte became pregnant soon after her wedding, but her health declined rapidly and, according to Gaskell, she was attacked by sensations of perpetual nausea and ever recurring faintness She died, with her unborn child, on 31 March 1855, aged 38. Good Ebook Wuthering Heights & Jane Eyre Jane Eyre is often forced on schoolchildren before they're ready to enjoy it. It's such a shame if that turns them off the Brontes - the novels are a joy, full of passion, elements of the Gothic and strong characterisation.
Wuthering Heights Apr , Directed by William Wyler With Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a Wuthering Heights Nov , Directed by Andrea Arnold With Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Wuthering Heights Wordsworth Classics Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights is an easy novel to read, gripping in its action and characterisations But on an emotional level it packs a punch which can somethings threaten to overwhelm the reader, there were indeed times when I felt I needed to close the book and distance myself a while. Wuthering Heights Study Guide SparkNotes Wuthering Heights is a novel by Emily Bront that was first published in . Wuthering Heights by Emily Bront Wuthering Heights, Emily Bront Wuthering Heights is Emily Bront s only novel Written between October and June Written between October and June Most of the novel is the story told by housekeeper Nelly Dean to Lockwood, though the novel uses several narrators in fact, five or six to place the story in perspective, or

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    Charlotte Bront was a British novelist, the eldest out of the three famous Bront sisters whose novels have become standards of English literature See also Emily Bront and Anne Bront.Charlotte Bront was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, the third of six children, to Patrick Bront formerly Patrick Brunty , an Irish Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Maria Branwell In April 1820 the family moved a few miles to Haworth, a remote town on the Yorkshire moors, where Patrick had been appointed Perpetual Curate This is where the Bront children would spend most of their lives Maria Branwell Bront died from what was thought to be cancer on 15 September 1821, leaving five daughters and a son to the care of her spinster sister Elizabeth Branwell, who moved to Yorkshire to help the family.In August 1824 Charlotte, along with her sisters Emily, Maria, and Elizabeth, was sent to the Clergy Daughters School at Cowan Bridge in Lancashire, a new school for the daughters of poor clergyman which she would describe as Lowood School in Jane Eyre The school was a horrific experience for the girls and conditions were appalling They were regularly deprived of food, beaten by teachers and humiliated for the slightest error The school was unheated and the pupils slept two to a bed for warmth Seven pupils died in a typhus epidemic that swept the school and all four of the Bront girls became very ill Maria and Elizabeth dying of tuberculosis in 1825 Her experiences at the school deeply affected Bront her health never recovered and she immortalised the cruel and brutal treatment in her novel, Jane Eyre Following the tragedy, their father withdrew his daughters from the school.At home in Haworth Parsonage, Charlotte and the other surviving children Branwell, Emily, and Anne continued their ad hoc education In 1826 her father returned home with a box of toy soldiers for Branwell They would prove the catalyst for the sisters extraordinary creative development as they immediately set to creating lives and characters for the soldiers, inventing a world for them which the siblings called Angria The siblings became addicted to writing, creating stories, poetry and plays Bront later said that the reason for this burst of creativity was that We were wholly dependent on ourselves and each other, on books and study, for the enjoyments and occupations of life The highest stimulus, as well as the liveliest pleasure we had known from childhood upwards, lay in attempts at literary composition After her father began to suffer from a lung disorder, Charlotte was again sent to school to complete her education at Roe Head school in Mirfield from 1831 to 1832, where she met her lifelong friends and correspondents, Ellen Nussey and Mary Taylor During this period 1833 , she wrote her novella The Green Dwarf under the name of Wellesley The school was extremely small with only ten pupils meaning the top floor was completely unused and believed to be supposedly haunted by the ghost of a young lady dressed in silk This story fascinated Bront and inspired the figure of Mrs Rochester in Jane Eyre.Bront left the school after a few years, however she swiftly returned in 1835 to take up a position as a teacher, and used her wages to pay for Emily and Anne to be taught at the school However, teaching did not appeal to Bront and in 1838 she left Roe Head to become a governess to the Sidgewick family this was partly from a sense of adventure and a desire to see the world, and partly from financial necessity Charlotte became pregnant soon after her wedding, but her health declined rapidly and, according to Gaskell, she was attacked by sensations of perpetual nausea and ever recurring faintness She died, with her unborn child, on 31 March 1855, aged 38

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  • Jane Eyre is often forced on schoolchildren before they re ready to enjoy it It s such a shame if that turns them off the Brontes the novels are a joy, full of passion, elements of the Gothic and strong characterisation.


  • This will always be one of my favorite books I read it every few years and never tire of it It s a masterpiece of storytelling, characterization, and beautiful writing The narrator, Jane, is such a believable character, and I always relate to her.The highlights for me Bronte s portrayal of Jane as a child while she is downtrodden at Gateshead Hall How much I wished to reply fully to this question How difficult it was to frame any answer Children can feel, but they cannot analyse their feelings a [...]


  • I found Wuthering Heights to be a dismal story I felt sorry for all the characters in the story who had to meet Heathcliff, knowing that something tragic would happen to them when he got them under his thumb At first I also felt sorry for Heathcliff, but later ended up despising him I guess that is why the book it is such a classic The storytelling is wonderful and I didn t want to stop reading until something good happened, which took a while The ending was the one redeeming part of the story i [...]


  • I am only halfway through Wuthering Heights, but I already have so much to say that I have to come and write down all my thoughts before I forget them.Wuthering Heights by Emily BronteThere are some things I like about this book, and there are some things that I really hate about this book The following are simply a few of my thoughts I ll admit, when I started reading, I didn t have a clue what was going on, or who the narrator was Last night, I ended up re reading the first 50 pages of the boo [...]


  • Jane Eyre is about a woman in the eighteenth century who falls in love with her employer and she has struggles when trying to show them to him The main characters in this novel are Jane Eyre, Mr Rochester and Helen Burns When Jane realizes her feelings for Mr Rochester she becomes confused in what she wants in life I am no bird and no net ensnares me I am a free human being with an independent will Bronte 53 The theme in this book is mostly love For example, Jane and Mr Rochester are the main ch [...]


  • An den Schreibstil musste ich mich erst gew hnen Es dauerte etwas bis ichs durch hatte, stellenweise sehr langatmig Dennoch haben mir die beiden Geschichten gefallen jene vob jane eyre etwas besser, Sturmh he hat mir doch zu viele Intrigen und boshafte Menschen Hab mir dann auch gleich die Verfilmung angeschaut




  • Feminism and Fairy Tales in Wuthering HeightsFW this was written over one year ago I am always a big fan of Emily Bronte.Since many scholarly evaluations tend to see Heathcliff as another ego of Catherine, the heroine in Emily Bronte s novel Wuthering Heights, providing myriads of evidence of Catherine s narcissism, for example, her overly quoted comment about the relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine, the identification of Heathcliff has been deemed as another Catherine or an ideal Cath [...]


  • Wuthering Heights is a bit of a slow story, but I love fantasy of it as well as the tormented romance between Cathy and Heathcliff I was young when I read this, but I ve reread it as an adult and still find it enjoyable Jane Eyre was a story I read when I was young as well, but I enjoyed it then and I ve read it as an adult and still enjoy it I think Jane was representation of independence, strength and boldness for the time However, these are timeless qualities I still admire in women today.






  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Famous gothic storyI have been meeting with Jane Eyre a few times Last time I remember it was so much fun It is not the book, but the reader, since this afternoon I have enjoyed Jane Eyre.I have listened to yet another adaptation for the Romanian National Radio, with Victor Rebengiuc, the greatest actor alive in the lead male role.For much of the novel, Jane Eyre is poor and has to take orders in the position of a servant, but she is also a kind of Cinderella noble, [...]


  • When we first decided to read Jane Eyre, only a few members were excited about the read with most feeling apprehensive about it However, the majority of the group found the story easy to read once they got used to the old English and the vernacular and at times the authors overly descriptive writing We noticed quite a bit of people have a love hate relationship with Jane Eyre they are also confused how two sisters Charlotte Bronte wrote Jane Eyre, Emily Bronte wrote Wuthering Heights can write a [...]



  • Jane Eyre About a young girl with many misfortunes but a spirit of steel, who does not give up either hope or rectitude under the direst of circumstances, and grows up to be one of the most beloved heroines of English literatureWuthering Heights For many this epitomises a love story, as love really is One may decide to be prudent, to marry well and suitably, but when your heart is given it will not follow the diktats of mind and society, however much one reigns it in Short of raising consciousne [...]


  • Actually, I only read Wuthering Heights this time, having just finished Romancing Miss Bront , and wanting to find out about the Bronte family.It s pretty easy to see why Wuthering Heights was not as well received as Emily s sisters books It s as unrelenting and bleak as the howling wind across the moors I give it four stars not because I liked it, exactly there s nobody in it to really like, except maybe Hareton Earnshaw But there is artistic brilliance here, especially in the way Bronte chang [...]


  • Baca kedua novel ini pas SMA, setelah selesai baca Twilight hahaha Menurut gue kisah love triangle antara Bella and the boys can t be compared sama Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff mirip Edward Nope Gue rasa Edward cuma ngambil kulit luarnya Heathcliff aja, but not his darkest part of soul Wuthering Heghts sebenernya bukan novel favorit gue dari Bronte Sisters, tapi memang ia punya its own uniqueness yg ga ada di novel2nya Charlotte atau Anne Bronte.Jane Eyre, lain cerita lagi, yg membuat gue suka [...]


  • It s been a long time since I ve read Wuthering Heights.Contrary to the popular opinion of my class and most everyone who reads Wuthering Heights, I actually liked and enjoyed reading it For whatever reason, I actually understood the concept of an isolated space separate from the passage of outside time containing within itself complex and often irritating social interactions between significantly self absorbed characters Its tragedy I empathized, its frustrations I pitied, its questions I quizz [...]


  • I had to read both these books for my AP English class I d heard about Wuthering heights and had always wanted to read it, but when I began reading it, I was dying with dread All the characters overreacted for simple situations and the book s tone was so dreadful I d give it.5 of a star.Jane Eyre on the other hand, I actually enjoyed Jane seemed like a real person The books downfall is how informative it is It was like you were reading a good story then was brought into a lecture I d give it 3 s [...]


  • I ve read both of these stories by the Bronte sisters, but not in this specific edition I read Wuthering Heights in H.S It was one of the interesting books we had to read.Jane Eyre is my favorite book I read it when I was probably 13 or 14 years old I could identify with Jane on some level and it s probably the first book that brought me to tears I enjoyed the love story between her and Mr Rochester, though I think it sucks that he s blind in the end I ve reread this book quite a few times I ma [...]



  • I thought I would like Heathcliff s character because of his longing to be with Catherine, but the I read, the I found him to be an obsessed, vengeful brute I may have been sympathetic to his difficult childhood but his taste for revenge and his ill treatment towards others like Isabella makes him become just as horrible in my eyes as Hindley was to me in the beginning of the book I have not finished the book yet.


  • At first I thought the people in this book are too wicked to be real, but after reading a little longer, I realised that the characters are completely natural though still a bit extreme I like the book because it contains many lessons, and reading it feels like lighting a fire in a cold day at first it was cold and dark, but at the end it feels warm and bright Also because it can give an open mind about people, and makes you think twice about judging others by their characters.


  • Loved them both I ve read Jane Eyre a few times the movies never seem to do the book justice and I firmly believe every 16 year old girl should read this book the life lessons are invaluable.Wuthering Heights is an absolute favorite I couldn t put it down except when I was so enraged by the antics of Heathcliff I crumpled up the book and chucked it across the room A must read for every hot blooded bibliophile


  • This was a gift to me from my grandmother Bachmann, and one that I will treasure forever Can t imagine reading these books in any other edition The woodcuts by Eichenberg capture the mood of the stories brilliantly I like HEIGHTS significantly better than EYRE, but have to wonder what the Bronte s father was like All three sisters seem to have exactly the same taste in men the haunted, sullen, brooding, self absorbed type take away their names and you can t tell em apart


  • While I loved the narrative of the maid in Wuthering Heights, I didn t care for the story at all The one value I see is that is shows the consequence of revenge Though I have to say even that is done poignantly in The Count of Monte Cristo On the other hand, I absolutely loved Jane Eyre It seemed you never knew what turn the story line was going to take next Jane s integrity to her moral values is inspiring This is definitely a book to read again and again A true classic.


  • Wow what a dark dark mean streak I have no sympathy for Heathcliffe, thats s for sure I always wondered about the father who named Heathcliffe and brought him home He favored his adopted son over his own son Why I m sure I could re read the book to pick up on why he favored this outcast savage child over his blood, first born son


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