Violence in Wuthering Heights, Spellbound and Hamlet- PLAN

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Violence in Wuthering Heights, Spellbound and Hamlet
Violence shows the true nature of the characters
Shown through power, grief and social class
Link to HAMLET: death
Link to SPELLBOUND: power and weather
1) Heathcliff to Young Cathy- through power
"A shower of terrific slaps!"
Sibliance- shower/slaps- slows this phrase down to induce the shock factor of
Heathcliff's actions
Oxymoron- terrific slaps- terrific, connotations of a good, positive word, slaps-
connotations of a hurtful, negative word
Dynamic verb- slaps, reflects the quickness of the violence that is taking place
2) Cathy to Nelly- social class
"A prolonged pinch, very spitefully...slapped me on the cheek in a stinging blow!"
Plosive alliteration- extends the speech in the same way Cathy extends the pinch
Sibilance- puts emphasis on these words to highlight Cathy's vindictiveness to
Pre modification- stinging puts emphasis on the violence, stinging= connotations
of pain
3) Heathcliff- grief
"he dashed his head against the knotted a savage beast"
Alliteration- his head- puts emphasis on the violence he is inflicting on himself
Simile- "savage beast" for animalistic creature- implies that now Cathy has left, he
as turned into a complete monster
Personal pronoun- "he/his" shows he wants to inflict violence on himself b/c
Cathy is dead
"But a tyrant spell has bound me"- connotations of violence- tyrant- tyranny is often
associated with violence- POWER
"The storm is fast descending"- storms- often associated with violence- descending-
dynamic verb- the violence is coming quickly
"The wild winds coldly blow"- pre modification suggests that the winds is violent-
wild has connotations of violent behaviour

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Death- killing Polonious thinking it was the King
"What rash and bloody deed is this/A bloody deed almost as bad, good mother/As to kill a
king and marry his brother"
Repetition of bloody- shows the violence in this act and foreshadows the violence
that is now to come
Juxtaposition- "bad, good"- reflects Hamlet's confusion before this-does not know
whether to kill the King or not- whether this is bad or good
"kill a king"- alliteration of "k" puts emphasis on this to show it…read more


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