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Is The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë a feminist novel?

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë was written before the development of feminism as a term or concept and thus is not a feminist novel per se, although it does include discussion of what...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2015 10:12 pm UTC

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What are some important quotes from The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë?

Some important quotes from The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë (writing as Acton Bell): "I imagine there must be only a very, very few men in the world, that I should like to marry; and of...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2018 5:23 pm UTC

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Comment on Anne Brontë's writing style in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and whether it is likable or not.

Anne Bronte's writing style has been a matter of some contention since the book was published in 1848. On the one hand, it was a best seller from the start, so her reading public enjoyed her...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2012 12:31 am UTC

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Where and when is Anne Bronte's novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, set, and how do time and setting affect the story?

Setting is comprised of time and location, so your question is really about setting. The setting of Anne Brontë's novel has some interesting aspects. The first is that the location of the action is...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2012 4:52 am UTC

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How has Anne Bronte used Helen Graham as a character to illustrate gender inequality in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall?

Although this novel is unique in Victorian fiction because of its feminist themes, it nevertheless illustrates the gender inequalities of Victorian England while at the same time, rejecting those...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2010 11:20 pm UTC

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What is the meaning of the title of Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, and does it point to a theme?

The title focuses attention upon the tenant; it is her story, and she is located at Wildfell Hall. The peculiar name for this manor house takes on new significance when the meanings of the...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2012 8:04 pm UTC

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In what chapter of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë, does the story shift from past tense to present tense,...

Perhaps your question is worded a little wrongly. Chapter I starts out in present tense but does not stay that way long. The long flashback of the chapter is told in past tense. The very last...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2012 4:01 am UTC

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What was Anne Brontë’s purpose in writing The Tenant of Wildfell Hall?   Anne Brontë, from "Preface" to the Second...

While there is much debate over the success of trying to determine an author's purpose in writing, with this story, we have the advantage in determining Anne Brontë's purpose as she made a rather...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2012 6:34 pm UTC

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Describe the two main characters of Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. What kind of people are they?

The two main characters, Helen, the heroine, and Gilbert, the narrator, are in some ways very different. Gilbert is a farmer (though he doesn't want to be) in a town in England's countryside, while...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2012 5:59 pm UTC

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What is the main conflict of the novel The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë, and how is it resolved?  

The major conflict is the happiness of Helen and her son Arthur. Having married foolishly, under the mistaken notion that a woman's love can compensate for a man's wrong intent, she finds herself...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2012 3:44 pm UTC

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What are some reasons that The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte is regarded as a classic novel?

As a matter of fact, there is mixed opinion as to whether The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is or is not a classic literary work. A classical work of literature is generally defined by scholars as having...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2012 4:35 pm UTC

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Does The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë act as a warning against being a victim of emotional abuse?

This is an interesting question and one that Anne Brontë answers in part of her own accord in the "Preface" to the Second Edition. Though she does not mention "abuse," either emotional or physical,...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2012 11:38 pm UTC

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Is there an interesting subplot, with a minor conflict, in Anne Brontë's novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall?

A good subplot is so tightly woven into the main plot that it may be difficult to recognize it as a subplot with a conflict of its own. An important subplot that runs through Brontë's story is the...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2012 2:45 am UTC

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Describe the main characters. What kind of people are they? Use quotations from the story to show what you mean.

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Latest answer posted June 1, 2012 4:39 pm UTC

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What are some reasons that The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte is regarded as a classic novel?

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Latest answer posted May 23, 2012 10:18 pm UTC

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What kind of people are the two main characters in Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall? Are there quotes that show...

Though there is controversy over Brontë's characterizations, one view is that Helen, the heroine and tenant of Wildfell Hall, is harsh and secretive. She perhaps has goodness of nature hidden...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2012 10:10 pm UTC

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Why does Helen hide her painting and journal from her husband?

Helen has good reason to hide her paintings and her journal from her husband Mr. Huntington. Her painting is a means for her to support herself, and anything that might effect her independence...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2009 2:23 pm UTC

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