Anger in English 206 Anger has been a driving force for humankind throughout history. It is found in all aspects of art, but it is a necessary ingredient in the creation of a novel. Almost every story ever created has some form of anger that helps drive the characters onwards towards the climax of the book. In this essay I will be explaining the significance of anger in Wuthering Heights, Angela’s Ashes, and A Small Place. In the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte anger is central to the plot line. Even in the title there is anger, the term Wuthering describes the fierce wind that blows during storms on the moors, in my belief the fierce wind and storms is a metaphor for the strength of the anger that is expressed by many of the characters throughout this book. In the first few chapters of the book you get a strange feeling about Wuthering Heights, its dark and brooding lord, the unnerving quiet that surrounds it, and the complete lack of trust in visitors, this all comes together to make you feel like you are in a place that has been all but destroyed by something negative. It is this feeling that drives Lockwood to ask the manors maid Nelly about the places history. The family’s early history tells of a tale of hatred between Heathcliff and Hindley that started upon heathcliffs introduction to the family. The two boys grow to hate each other more and more throughout their childhood. While Heathcliff and Catherines relationship started with animosity between one anther they become very good friends. The hatred that Hindley harbors for Heathcliff eventually forces Mr. Earnshaw to send him away to college. During these years without Hindley, Heathcliff and Catherine are very happy but we start to see some character flaws within Heathcliff, he quickly gives in to anger and jealousy. At the death of Mr. Earnshaw the reader is left wondering how the story will continue with Hindley as Lord of the Wuthering Heights. Upon Hindleys return he immediately takes out some revenge on Hindley by banning the boy from his education and treating him like a common laborer. Catherine is eventually introduced to the Lintons and spends some time at their manor after suffering an injury on their property. She comes back to the manor with recently learned “lady like” qualities. This drives a small wedge between herself and Heathcliff, who is now no better than a commoner. Sometime later Catherine accepts a marriage proposal from Edgar Linton, the eldest Linton child. The acceptance of this proposal buts Heathcliff in a rage and he leaves Wuthering Heights for a number of years. Upon Heathcliffs return he has become a rich and lordly. Hindley quickly accepts him back into the manor with plans to steal Heathcliffs fortune. The wedge between Heathcliff and Catherines relationship is driven further in by the fact that Catherine has married Edgar. Heathcliff in an act of revenge marries Edgars younger sister after confessing his love of Catherine and asking her to choose between himself and Edgar. This drives Catherine into madness and illness, of which she never fully recovers. At this point Heathcliff has become the villain in the book, he abuses his new wife and is constantly driven by dark rages. Eventually Catherine dies of a twice broken heart, but gives birth to a child, Catherine, shortly before her death. Isabella, Heathcliffs wife, leaves him and goes to London to have his child. Hindley dies shortly after leaving the manor to Heathcliff. Instead of pursuing his wife and child, Heathcliff remains in Wuthering Heights a broken man. The next book I will look at is Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt. Unlike Wuthering Heights this novel is driven by a different sort of anger. The book takes place in America and Ireland in the early 1900s. The story begins is America in the 1930s, Malarchy, Franks father, is an alcoholic that is unable to provide for his growing family due to his addiction.…
8 October 2013
Adolf Hitler was the charismatic, forceful leader of Germany who led his nation to a bloody ruin. His cruel deeds and evil ways are still remembered today. Growing up, he was a quiet sullen student and not a favorite of his teachers. He dropped out of high school to work on his life-long dream as an aspiring artist. Unfortunately, through all his hard work, he was declined entrance into the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. His anger growing strong…
18 April 2012
Oedipus’s Flaws of Anger and Stubbornness
The evidence and effect of Oedipus’s flaw of anger becomes apparent through misleading accusations and degrading remarks to the people that try to help the situation. As Oedipus begins talking to the prophet Tiresias, he becomes infuriated with anger and states “You scum of the earth, you’d enrage a heart of stone!” (Episode 1.381). This shows that Oedipus is beginning to get angry because Tiresias…
English 5-6 H Period 1
24 October 2012
What a Simple Sin Can Create
In the sermon, “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards, he uses vivid imagery and similes to frighten his audience so they can one hundred percent dedicate themselves to God or they will drop into the deadly red flames of hell.
Edwards uses devastating images of hell to convince his audience that hell is real, so they can be terrified and stop sinning before…
18 October 2012
A Critique of Eric Bartel’s “My
Problem with Her Anger”
When most people get married, they go into the marriage with the expectations and hopes that everything will go as planned, that they will always get along, and that the responsibilities will be evenly divided between both spouses. And for two working spouses who have children, they share the expectation that no one parent will be more of a caretaker than the other. Eric Bartels, a feature writer…
The Progression of Isolation
d, “We're all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of
misunderstanding.”In Elizabeth Brewster’s “Jamie”, Jamie’s perception of the people around
him starts with misunderstanding what they think, causing paranoia. As a result, he isolates
Confusion ensues when Jamie stops hearing the people around him . This eventually
leads to him making up voices of scorn and pity . Those who feel alienated may materialize…
Honors Junior English
According to Conrad in the novel secret agent, those who receive freedom act selfishly because of individual unhappiness and fear.
Winnie marries Verloc due to his ability to provide and tolerate her family.
Verloc lies to Winnie about his job.
Vladimir threatens Verloc’s job, forcing Verloc to set off a bomb.
Verloc schemes a plan to set off a bomb, using Stevie as his accomplice.
Verloc sends Stevie to live…
English III Pre-AP
May 3rd, 2013
Controlling Your Anger
The aggravation and frustration in a professional sport can cause an athlete to do crazy unbelievable things, there have been accounts of people getting so angry and out of control that they even cause harm to themselves or even their families. There are many simple precautionary measures to prevent such things from happening. Not only are these procedures scientifically proven to work, but also ninety-five…
The history of the English language
The English language has changed in many different ways through time. The English language mainly changed through invasions.
The romans invaded Britain in 55bc ordered by Julius Caesar. Because the romans spoke Latin it grew into the civilization and spread across Britain. Because the romans where so successful at war they conquered many countries so that made the language change in many countries. Only around 200 Latin loanwords are inherited…
state of mental health. From what is expressed in the story, you are able to see that Holden shows many signs for Major Depressive Disorder, which is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer.
Mr. Antolini (an English teacher) tells Holden, "I have a feeling that you're riding for some kind of terrible, terrible fall" (pg. 168). This quote sums up Holden's experiences that happen throughout the novel. It is important…
19 September 2014
Essay Assignment One
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character (Albert Einstein Quotes). Those
who have poor outlooks on life have weak characteristics. The characters in the Tortilla
Curtain show their weaknesses though Fear, Selfishness, and Anger.
One of the weakness the characters show throughout the Tortilla Curtain is fear. T.C.
Bolye had shown America's fear when he wrote, “Her clothes were soaked through by the…