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date: 08 August 2020

myth and symbol. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to the Brontes
Author(s):
Carol A. BockCarol A. Bock

Myth critics interpret literary texts by searching out recurring symbolic images, motifs, and narrative patterns that can be traced back to their origins in primordial myth. According to this view of literature, a text's power to move the reader is due to the presence of such primordial elements, which speak timelessly and universally to all human beings. The powerful impact made on their readers by the Brontës' novels, especially ... ...

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