eg for a question about Presentation of Men
Intro - How?
(Original post by Utterly-confused)
I have no idea how to structure the essay, any ideas?
Context, Bronte explores different qualities of men through 3 different characters and state your three points (aka what your essay is gonna be about)
Point 1 - Hindley
feminine child - > tyrannical douche, drunk, denies H education, bad father, maybe some context points by mentioning how Hindley = Bronte's brother Bramwell
Point 2 - Edgar
weak spoilt brat - > loving father, loves Cathy more than she loves him, good father, tries to stand up for himself but fails (but its better than not trying, right?)
Point 3 - Heathcliff
outsider shown kindness -> harbinger of vengeance, continues Hindley's tyranny, outsider + ambiguous = threat?, strong, violent, can be passionate
but distant (Byronic hero that all the girls fall for), only father figure of Hareton but bad father overall (uses children as part of his plan for revenge)
Conclusion - Why?
Men used to portray a male dominated world, having all the power (eg in denying education), Bronte uses Edgar to challenge contextual expectations of men, Hindley to demonstrate weakness and neglect caused by men, Heathcliff to show man's innately barbaric