Show simple item record Jackson, Brette A 2018-11-29T19:10:24Z 2018-11-29T19:10:24Z 2015-12
dc.description Thesis ( M.A.) Indiana University South Bend, 2016
dc.description.abstract In this paper, I analyze Emily Bronte's Victorian Gothic novel Wuthering Heights. Bronte embellishes her antihero Heathcliff with an illusive ethnic identity and birthplace that renders him the racialized "Other." She goes on to illustrate how power and submission creates a dynamic that also marginalizes the women and children of both Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. In his recent novel The Lost Child, Caryl Phillips creates a backstory for one of literature's most complicated characters; his explicit portrayal of Heathcliff bookends the principle story of Monica Johnson, who along with her two biracial sons lives on the fringe ofnorthern England during the 1950s. Phillips establishes contemporary versions of the "Other," while mirroring Bronte's use of Victorian literary tropes such as ethnic, class, and gender inequalities; miscegenation; child abuse; mental instability; and even the occult. I illustrate that in a novel written one hundred sixty-eight years after Wuthering Heights, Phillips's own "Gothicesque" work reveals that Emily Bronte's depiction of the "Other" created a dialectic into which one can enter in our own era.
dc.format.extent 44 pages
dc.format.mimetype PDF
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Indiana University South Bend en
dc.subject.lcsh Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848. Wuthering Heights.
dc.subject.lcsh Phillips, Caryl. Lost child
dc.title Conversing with the Victorians: Examining The "Other" in Wuthering Heights and The Lost Child en
dc.type Thesis en

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