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The Spatial Experience of the Sky in Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights

Lindskog, Claes LU (2020) In Bronte Studies 45(1). p.63-70
Abstract

Discussions of the sky in the Brontës’ works have tended to limit themselves to the weather, making Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights seem very similar to one another in this regard. If, however, attention instead turns to the sky as a spatial phenomenon, there is a considerable difference between the two novels, symptomatic of a greater difference in the possibility of personal freedom. Thus, while the sky represents a sense of liberation in both novels, in Jane Eyre it really provides a refuge for the mind and in Wuthering Heights it rather signals the impossibility of relief.

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Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Jane Eyre, sky, weather, Wuthering Heights
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Bronte Studies
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45
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1
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8 pages
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The Brontë Society
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1474-8932
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10.1080/14748932.2020.1675413
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English
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  title        = {The Spatial Experience of the Sky in Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights},
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  doi          = {10.1080/14748932.2020.1675413},
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