‘Characters are not shaped by circumstance or experience, but are born with a given temperament and rarely change’ Discuss how far you agree with this statement.

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`Characters are not shaped by circumstance or experience, but are born with a
given temperament and rarely change' Discuss how far you agree with this
statement.

In your response, focus on Wuthering Heights to establish your argument and
The Color Purple to develop your line of argument.

In Wuthering Heights…

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Another character that is also shaped by experiences is Heathcliff. Following the
death of Mr Earnshaw, Hindley returns to take over control at the Heights and is
described as `tyrannical'. The use of the adjective `tyrannical' to describe Hindley,
illustrates how the authority figure in Heathcliff's childhood was violent and…

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Furthermore, Sofia can also be seen as a character that is shaped by circumstances.
Before going to prison laundry, Sofia is described as `dragging a ladder and then
lean it up gainst the house. She wearing a old pair of Harpo pants'. The fact that
Sofia is doing physical labour,…

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