Presentation on theme: "Fortnight: Two weeks— “…about a fortnight after the visitors’ arrival…” (Brontë 340). Dowager: A wealthy widow-- “…she was recommended to me by a respectable."— Presentation transcript:
Fortnight: Two weeks— “…about a fortnight after the visitors’ arrival…” (Brontë 340). Dowager: A wealthy widow-- “…she was recommended to me by a respectable old dowager…” (Brontë 383). —shire, F—: Writers commonly used partial names for towns in order to prevent any similarities to real places Entailment of property: “There was one comfort however, --all this was entailed upon little Arthur, and could not under any circumstances, strictly speaking, be his mother’s” (Brontë 470).
Helen Huntingdon Arthur Huntingdon Arthur Huntingdon, Jr. Lord Lowborough Lady Lowborough Ralph Hattersley Milicent Hattersley Helen Hattersley Mr. Grimsby Miss Meyers Esther Hargrave Mrs. Hargrave Walter Hargrave Frederick Lawrence Gilbert Markham Jane Wilson Eliza Millward Mary Millward Richard Wilson Rose Markham
38: The Injured Man 39: A Scheme of Escape 40: A Misadventure 41: Hope Springs Eternal 42: A Reformation 43: The Boundary Passed 44: The Retreat 45: Reconcilliation 46: Friendly Counsels 47: Startling Intelligence 48: Further Intelligence 49: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall 50: Doubts and Disappointments 51: An Unexpected Occurrence 52: Fluctuations 53: Conclusion
… she violates not only social conventions, but also English law. At the time, a married woman had no independent legal existence, apart from her husband; could not own her own property, sue for divorce, or control custody of her children. If she attempted to live apart from him, her husband had the right to reclaim her. If she took their child with her, she was liable for kidnapping. In living off her own earnings, she was held to be stealing her husband's property, since any income she made was legally his …
Negative parental influence Marriage & divorce laws for men and women Legal rights of husband over his wife Temperance Pressure to marry (e.g. Esther) Helen’s growing independence Gossip Implications of women earning a living (p. 434)
1. After reading all three volumes of this book, which of Arthur’s friends do you believe is the worst in terms of morals and influence? How much blame should be placed on his friends? 2. Discuss the impact of Helen's religious beliefs on her actions in this novel. 3. Compare and contrast a character from this novel with a character from Sense and Sensibility. *Be sure to use examples and quotes to support your answers!