Ences which punched me right in the gutHow could I not love something like this Some movies are really pretty bad except for one transcendent performance Sophie s Choice for instance The glittering pallid Meryl Streep is just brilliant whilst
#The Movie Itself Is #movie itself is bit of a pain Same with novels The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a game of three halves For the first
100 pages the tiresomely earnest Gilbert Markham tells his tale of how he fell in love with the new ladypages the tiresomely earnest Gilbert Markham tells his tale of how he fell in love with the new lady of the crumbling hall and how she drove him crazy with her intense mysteriousness and this is all very well but the next 200 pages is the diary of the said lady and wowHelen Graham s own story is fierce and scintillatingly told It s of how she set her cap for this beautiful bad boy and got all married to him with everyone telling her it was a terrible mistake and how little by little she found herself living a life of horror no there was never any physical violence but there were all the colours of the rainbow of psychological violence beginning with the speed his originally perfectly sincere love and lust dwindled away and how his excursions to London with his old rakish buddies began to take longer and longer and how the wine and spirits Became And Noticeable And and noticeable and eventually he would openly flaunt his affairs in front of her inviting his latest girlfriend as a houseguest for weeks on end and she not allowed to say one word for propriety s sake All this in excruciating detail with the screws tightened on each succeeding page Another part of the genius of this section is that Helen herself is self revelatingly skewered I hope this was Anne Bronte s intention Because Helen is a religious obsessive and we have to say really sanctimonious and frankly is than a bit of a pain in the neck She seems to know the Bible backwards and inside out always has a handy ote from the second epistle of Samson to the Troglodytes or the book of Maccabees Victims of patriarchal oppression are not by this sad circumstance necessarily loveable themselves But the awfulness of the 100% possession of the wife and her money and her property by her husband is a terrifying vision You can see arbitrary oppression running through many 19th century novels Les Miserables Oliver Twist Caleb Williams etc And here it takes place not in the gory dungeons but in the mimsiest most doily infested of drawing rooms For many women marriage was an invisible prison Alas when that part of the narrative closes we are back to Gilbert for the predictable conclusion to the story and here it is the 21st century reader who might find themselves a trifle oppressed by the jawbreaking circumlocutious language and the interminable periphrasing Gilbert ses fifteen ten dollar words just to tell you he walked down a street The central 200 pages of Helen s diary are a 5 star read But the first and last sections drag this novel down down down With regret I have to say overall 35 starsAND NOW A SHORT ONE ACT PLAY ENTITLEDTHE BRONTESAURUS It is late September 1848 the drawing room of the Parsonage at Haworth home of the Bronte family The sisters are discussing literature in between bouts of coughing Bramwell lies dead behind the sofaCharlotte Oh come on you totally stole from Jane Eyre admit it Emily Oh shove off See that stain on the ceiling there That s Jane Eyre Wuthering Heights now that s massive 120% original Heathcliff Cathy boom Already a classicCharlotte Yeah well it s a pity all the critics think you belong in the loony bin Anne Wait a moment dear sisters whilst I perform a mental calculation Agnes Grey that s one Tenant of Wildfell Hall that s two So that s Anne v Charlotte two one and Anne v Emily er oh Two one again That s called winning you know Charlotte Oh shut p AnneEmily Yeah shut p Anne Anne How very vulgar but of course no surpriseCharlotte And anyway since we re on the subject Jane Eyre right she s a governess right and your Agnes Grey what is she then Oh wait a governess And which one was published first Oh ME that s wh. Author Anne Brontë This is the best favor. ,
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in a groundbreaking feminist statement that she does not deserve and will not tolerate his treatment also implicitly him the entitlement to her body that was presumed nder legal covertureMe 45 starsMove over Charlotte Make room for my new favorite Bront It is inevitable for me to compare Anne Bront with her sisters and Helen Graham with Jane Eyre particularly but I shall momentarily do so anyway Some said this was better than any Bront novel published some claimed it deeply overhyped After reading this I shall have to agree with the former claim as I thought I shall have to agree with the former claim as I thought book surpassed to Cinta Keindahan Kesunyian uite an extent the love I had for Jane EyreThe Tenant of Wildfell Hall shook me from the first page when I discovered that rather than the conventional female perspective the narrative opens with a letter penned by a male protagonist Gilbert Markham I am not the biggest fan of framed stories but this one was deeply engaging all the way through Through Gilbert s letter we then dive into Helen s diaries and her life which forms the majority of the novelHelen Graham is by far of the strongest female protagonist I have ever had the pleasure of reading about It s not simply because she has been through an abusive relationship and needs to be pitied but because she bears through a lot of nonsense from her husband with such grace that there were points at which I was infuriated at her calmness She takes everything in strides my bliss is sobered but not destroyed my hopes diminished but not departed my fears increased but not yet throughly confirmed While this sort of pacifism is clearly harmful to her and her son s existence in reality I have a difficult time criticizing her for bearing through so much before she finally decided to do what was right In such cases things were most certainly easier said than done So though I was angered by her mild reactions at times I cannot fault her in her decisions because I cannot claim something as definitively right or wrong given that I haven t been through any sort of similar experience as sheBut generally though how could I not love Anne for shaping a character that is constantly being tested and yet never letting that deteriorate her from her and her son s happiness In the end I would ve completelynderstood Helen if she had given p on everything in life on striving to make peace but in the end she doesn t let anyone destroy her existence And I just had to sit back and admire that for a moment Her patience was tested by than just one character and multiple times throughout but she always responds in a clear sensible manner Her hushed posture can easily be misconstrued for indifference by readers but I don t think she is indifferent to anything merely aware of the prejudices against her and cynical of her environment because of itI cannot say whether I really liked or disliked Gilbert Markham but I have to argueinsisting in a groundbreaking feminist statement that she does not deserve and will not tolerate his treatment also implicitly
THAT I WAS SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTED THAT WE DID NOTI was somewhat disappointed that we did not to see a lot of interaction between him and Helen once the story is coming to an end Given all that Helen has gone through by the end of her diaries I expected her to be a bit cautious with her affections Similarly I was also a bit nsatisfied with the ending of Jane Eyre so I suppose it s something that I will eventually have to get pastAnd lastly of course the controversial aspect of this novel and what makes it so fantastic is Helen s relationship with her husband Anne Bront is nflinchingly honest in her depiction of alcoholism and how that leads to an abusive marriage She is ruthless in her assertion of how women are shoved into a corner without a voice abused mistreated and exploited in their silence Bront writes things which are hard to read about but even harder to comprehend as the realities of women then and now Despite knowing that all of these things still continue to happen in our society and how much for the sake of propriety we force women into mute beings Bront still managed to craft some sent. Amazing Book, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. O me You ripped me off I m going to sue your backside Anne Then I ll see you in court any day soon dear sister I think you ll find you have No Copyright On The Word copyright on the word There s than one oppressed governess in merry England Just like there s than one house Are you going to sue s because our characters live in houses Emily Oh shut p Anne Drone drone drone just like your feeble novels Just because you don t know when to stop writing They all pause to cough then resume arguing Find the full sized image hereBefore we discovered Anne Bront some of s fancied
HEATHCLIFF WE WANTED TO FIX HIM TAME HIM SOOTHEWe wanted to fix him tame him soothe tortured soul Or maybe if you preferred the mature and experienced man you craved Mr Rochester Perhaps you even draped yourself out of your bedroom window on stormy nights convinced that someone somewhere was calling to youNot any It s time to ditch those Byronic heroes everyone No mad bad and dangerous to know only sober honest men brimming with common sense from now onWow This woman was such a literary pioneer Who else can you name that effortl An nknown woman suddenly appears in the dilapidated mansion Wildfell Hall abandoned for many years by the wealthy family that owned it as ninhabitable surrounded by the bleak moorlands in a remote Nadia Gs Bitchin Kitchen uiet village in the northern English countryside during the early part of the 19th century no one knew she was coming the locals are very curious who is she What is she doing calling herself MrsGraham a widow with a lively five year old boy Arthur The villagers distrust outsiders the gloomy dismal cold Wildfell Hall is not fit to live only a couple of rooms are fixed and just loyal old servant Rachel to assist there is a mystery to be solved The son of a late gentleman farmer Gilbert Markham a neighbor is smitten by Helen Graham her beauty poise intelligence good manners and still young about 25 around the same age as he Going to see MrsGraham often any excuse will do being a friendly good neighbor bringing a book giving her son a puppy finally declaring hisndying love but Helen rejects him not possible any future between the couple some enigma from the past that remains Ccie Routing And Switching V5 0 Official Cert Guide Volume 2 unexplained and Gilbert shouldn t come any it spsetting her feelings The nusually independent woman rare in those days makes a modest living painting and selling beautiful vividly colored landscapes But scandalous rumors drench the area destroying her reputation that MrsGraham was never married and her landlord Frederick Lawrence a freuent visitor is the spitting image of her son Arthur even the local amiable vicar stays away from the lady The jealous confused hot tempered Gilbert neglects his family a loving mother younger brother rather lazy the witty Fergus pretty sweet sister Rose and especially the farm MrMarkham becomes a peeping Tom hiding in the bushes and behind trees outside Wildfell Hall spying on MrsGraham witnessing the affections of Mr Lawrence and Helen with his own eyes towards each other so the rumors are valid The out of control Gilbert seething with tremendous anger deep jealousy and extreme hate attacks his friend Mr Lawrence nprovoked with a heavy whip on horseback striking his head causing much blood to spill falling down from his animal on a muddy wet lonely road the badly injured Frederick is stunned why The rains pour over the prone body the somewhat remorseful moody MrMarkham tries to help but soon leaves his victim to fend for himself and rides awayLater MrsGraham gives Gilbert her secret diary to read a troubled past she has experienced full of F Hrer Durch Das Kaiser Friedrich Museum unbelievable torment suffering and abuse her little son in the middle not comprehending any of it thank God but she must escape this environment or the child will also be marked for life and the mother can not let this happenA superior work this indictment of the lack of freedom which women in England endured during that harsh era what they went through so much mistreatment little rights Anne Bronte shows the world that she was as talented a writer as her big sisters. Ite book with over 774 readers online here.