Wuthering Heights Written Speech
The novel has outraged sections of the reading public on account of its dark portrayal of love. Write a speech you would deliver to a book club in defense of Bronte's vision of the destructive and redemptive power of love.
In your three body paragraphs, deal with characters who illustrate the destructive power of love, characters who illustrate the redemptive power of love, and the impact of the narrators on the reader's response to the love story.
Due Write in class on Monday 2 April 2012 during whole double period.
You will be assessed on
How well you answer the question
How well you structure the essay
How well you know and understand the text
Your control over the mechanics of writing.
* Mention redemptive and destructive love
* Maybe quote one of the major criticisms of the time
* Mention it is one of the first gothic novels, (pioneer) 1st Body Paragraph
* Characters who represent the destructive power of love (Heathcliff * Destructive: being jealous and wanting revenge
* stronger and more lasting than any other emotion displayed in the novel, and that it is the source of most of the major conflicts that structure the novel’s plot * Catherine and Heathcliff’s love is based on their shared perception that they are identical. Catherine declares, famously, “I am Heathcliff,” while Heathcliff, upon Catherine’s death, wails that he cannot live without his “soul,” meaning Catherine. 2nd Body Paragraph
* Characters who represent the redemptive power of love (Cathy) * Redeeming: able to overlook obstacles and work through problems, say sorry and make up for mistakes * The most important feature of young Catherine and Hareton’s love story is that it involves growth and change. Early in the novel Hareton seems irredeemably brutal, savage, and illiterate, but over time he becomes a loyal friend to young Catherine and learns to read....
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