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From your reading of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, analyse the relationship between a writers choice of narrative technique
Journalism & Communication
Pages 7 (1757 words)
Emily Bronte’s narration in Wuthering Heights Thesis Wuthering Heights as the only novel written by Emily Bronte can be considered the greatest reflection of her craftsmanship and creativity. A variety of narrators and different narrative techniques resulted in a multi-layered narration.
By means of dialogues the author managed to reflect her views on different social roles and her attitudes towards them. For example, dialect is used in the novel by Joseph. The rest of the characters speak Standard English. In such a way, the author intended to use dialect as a tool shaping further fictional world (Onega & Landa, 1996; Mills, 1996). Characters and manner of narration Still, Bronte’s attempts to make this character special by means of his using a dialect has not always been approved by the critics. Vice versa, they claimed that Bronte had serious technical problems while presenting to the readers Joseph’s speech: "This is t'way on't-up at sun-dahn; dice, brandy, cloised shutters, und can'le lught till next day, at nooin-then, t'fooil gangs banning un raving tuh his cham'er, makking dacent fowks dig thur fingers i' thur lugs fur varry shaume; un' th' knave, wah, he carn cahnt his brass, un' ate, un' sleep, un' off tuh his neighbour's tuh gossip wi' t' wife" (Bronte, p. 143). The reader who is aware of Yorkshire dialect can interpret these words correctly. The rest of readers read these lines like a chain of mystifying information. Another character who was supposed to speak some kind of dialect but he really did not was Heathcliff. ...
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