2.5. FOCUS ON LITERATURE

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"WUTHERING HEIGHTS" BY EMILY BRONTË

READ AND LISTEN

"Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest so long as I live on! I killed you. Haunt me, then! Haunt your murderer! I know that ghosts have wandered on the Earth. Be with me always. Take any form, drive me mad, only do not leave me in this dark alone where I cannot find you. I cannot live without my life! I cannot die without my soul." ("Wuthering Heights", chapter 16, Emily Brontë)

 

 

 


ACTIVITIES. Do the following activities and write the answers in your notebook.

1. What's the meaning of the following words? You can go to this online dictionary if you need help.

a. HAUNT

b. MURDERER

c. DRIVE SOMEONE MAD

d. SOUL


2. Can you identify some characteristics from the Romantic movement in this extract?

3. Would you say Heathcliff is a rational character or an emotional one? Why?



LET'S PRACTISE THE IMPERATIVE

In the text, the imperative is used several times. Copy at least three examples in your notebook.

a.

 

b.

 

c.

 

 

 

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Activity

NOW WRITE FOUR SENTENCES IN YOUR NOTEBOOK TELLING THE REST OF THE CLASS WHAT YOU MUST AND MUSTN'T DO TO RESPECT THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WHEN YOU USE MATERIAL WHICH IS NOT YOURS FROM THE INTERNET. NOTE THAT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU MUST AND MUSTN'T DO, YOU USE THE IMPERATIVE AS YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT OBLIGATION AND PROHIBITION.

Eg: Do not use something which is not yours as if it were. Mention the source.


TRUE OR FALSE
SAY IF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ARE TRUE OR FALSE
1. We need a subject for the imperative in English.
True. False.     
2. We use the base form of the verb to form the imperative in English.
True. False.     
3. To make a negative imperative we use "not" after the verb.
True. False.     
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Refresh your memory

You have studied the Romantic period in Spanish Language and Literature. Some of the characteristics of this movement are the following:

  • Mystery, horror, medieval setting
  • Love
  • Passion
  • Death
  • Revenge
  • Uncontrolled Nature
  • Cruelty
  • Desperation
  • Emotion over Reason


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