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The Brontës and their Conception of the Masculine Hero: the Case of Heathcliff and Mr Rochester

Abstract : This dissertation is a detailed study of the masculine characters from the novels Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights: Mr Rochester and Heathcliff. Through several thematics such as their status, their childhood, their life course, their homosocial and heterosocial relationships, or even their love story, their masculinity and their status as are questionned and defined. These two heroes are very unconventional for the Victorian period, so it is quite interesting to look at the different reasons for their outcast position. Heathcliff and Rochester are sometimes similar, and sometimes completely different. This dissertation then permit to study the conception of the masculine hero of two sisters from the nineteenth century, and to define their point of view concerning the issue of gender.
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Marine Rompteaux. The Brontës and their Conception of the Masculine Hero: the Case of Heathcliff and Mr Rochester. Literature. 2012. ⟨dumas-00936805⟩

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