James Madison had an opportunity to end the War of 1812 almost as soon as it began. The British had repealed the Orders in Council – rules that curbed American trade with Europe – and thus one of Madison’s major reasons for war was now moot. If the British had foregone the right to impress American sailors, Madison could well have gone back to Congress with the suggestion that hostilities cease immediately. However, the British considered impressment their right by custom, and believed it essential to their naval might. And so James Madison took his country to war.
Is it true to suggest that the predominant feeling of the novel is one of suffering?
This essay will explore the theme of suffering throughout Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Written in the Victorian era and set within the Georgian era the novel is that of a gothic fiction and was Emily’s only novel. Wuthering heights was written between October 1845 and June 1846, and was first published in 1847 under the pseudonym ?Ellis Bell? and had sold very poorly. The Victorian readers had found the novel rather shocking and quite inappropriate in the way it depicted passion and ungoverned love and cruelty. This led them to believe the novel had actually been written by a male.
Just about every character within Wuthering Heights suffers from physical and emotional suffering, many even die from it. Heathcliff’s character is the only one to avoid a physical illness, but it is his love for Catherine that causes a vast amount of suffering both for himself and other characters within the novel. Heathcliff’s character seems to overpower all other characters sometimes physically but mainly by his domineering nature. The moment he arrives at wuthering heights he throws the Earnshaw family into contention. His language is "gibberish" and his dark race provokes the labels "gipsy," and "villain," This ill treatment is not much of an advance on his "starving and houseless" childhood, and he swiftly becomes a product of all of the abuse and mistreatment. It is his character whom first experiences suffering at the hands of Hindley. It is from this bad treatment that arouses Heathcliff’s deep and enduring hatred and his overwhelming desire for revenge. Hindleys envy of Mr. Earnshaw's love for the orphan sets off a chain reaction of cruelty and mistreatment. As a child he calls Heathcliff an "imp of Satan" and hopes a pony will kick Heathcliff's brains out (Brontë, 1870, p. 65).
After Mr. Earnshaw dies Hindley begins treating Heathcliff...
Below are sample essays I have received from your classmates. For each essay, I'll post at least a couple examples of papers with my comments so that you get a sense of what I am looking for. I intend my comments to be constructive, and they may sound harsh or sometimes appear sarcastic, but I read these drafts trying to be a typical reader, giving a sentence-by-sentence run-down of what's going through my head. In essence I am having a mental dialog with these papers, and my comments range from notes about the content and structure to grammar and usage.