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Elizabeth Gaskell ¸ 8 Read & Download Summary North and South 108 E du sud de l'Angleterre Peu après son retour son père renonce à l'Eglise et déracine sa famille pour s'installer dans une ville duNord Margaret va devoir s'adapter à une nouvelle vie en découvrant le monde industriel avec ses grèves sa brutalité et sa cruauté Sa conscience sociale s'éveille à travers les lie. Update June 16 2018 I watched the BBC production this past week and it was outstanding I highly recommend pairing the book with the movie While I rated the book 4 stars the entire package of paper and screen is a sure 5 stars The movie adds that extra bit of magic that I found didn t come across as well in the writing alone And the acting superb Yes I did need to fan myself on several occasions thank you Richard Armitage And that ending sigh About three or four years ago I picked up a copy of Gaskell s Wives and Daughters on a whim never before having heard of the book or even the author for that matter I know thank goodness for Goodreads or I would forever remain in a state of ignorance I did not expect to become absolutely smitten with both the novel and its characters I immediately placed it on my favorites shelf and added numerous other Gaskell works to my list Finally I have gotten around to reading anotherI will start out by saying that I truly enjoyed and appreciated this work of fiction Set in England during the time of the Industrial Revolution North and South tackles some of the major economic and social issues of the time Gaskell earnestly depicts the differences between the north of England and the south of England both geographically as well as through her characters With great insight she portrays the conflicts between the working class and the affluent mill owners the masters She is sympathetic to both realizing that each depend upon a mutual understanding in order to thrive I see two classes dependent on each other in every possible way yet each evidently regarding the interests of the other as opposed to their own I never lived in a place before where there were two sets of people always running each other downMargaret Hale has lived a life of luxury in London with her Aunt Shaw and cousin Edith for some time When she moves back to the relative tranuility and modest living of her parents home in Helstone she uickly adapts to her new surroundings However when her father decides to leave his position as minister of this small hamlet and uproots the family to the manufacturing town of Milton in the north of England neither Margaret nor her mother are at all keen about this sudden upheaval The north is a place of smoke and fog factories factory workers and tradesmen Margaret brings along some of her preconceived notions and prejudices to Milton I call mine a very comprehensive taste I like all people whose occupations have to do with land I like soldiers and sailors and the three learned professions as they call them I m sure you don t want me to admire butchers and bakers and candlestick makers do you mammaWhile in Milton Margaret s father Mr Hale strikes up a friendship with the self made industrialist John Thornton Margaret and Thornton on the other hand clash immediately But it is through this antagonism that each grows and learns from the other Thornton is a man who at first appears hard and uncompromising Like the others of his profession he remains stolidly apart from his subordinates Margaret eventually befriends millworker Nicholas Higgins and his ailing daughter Bessy whose lungs have been permanently damaged from her work in the factory This newfound friendship changes Margaret from one contemptuous towards the working class to one that becomes an advocate of social justice She has found new meaning to her life From that day Milton became a brighter place to her It was not the long bleak sunny days of spring nor yet was it that time was reconciling her to the town of her habitation It was that in it she had found a human interestWhen Margaret inadvertently becomes involved in a mill workers strike organized by the union she and Thornton reach a turning point yet misunderstandings pride and former sensibilities stand in the way of what seems to be a mutual admiration Margaret s championing of the workers along with Thornton s respect for Miss Hale and his recognition of the plight of his employees bring about much needed change The uestion remains as to whether this will be enough for both a lasting harmony between master and worker as well as a triumph of love between man and woman that between north and south This is a book that I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone that is fond of classic Victorian literature It is a novel of tremendous self discovery and excellent character development particularly in the protagonists Margaret and Thornton It is an interesting and worthy depiction of the Industrial Revolution in England It did not uite soar to the level of Wives and Daughters for me personally perhaps slightly lacking in the magical charm of that beloved treasure I also love a dash of wit sprinkled into my classic literature as well and did not uite find that here Nevertheless it is a very fine piece of literature and I m very pleased to have read it I have a copy of the BBC production sitting on my coffee table just begging to be watched I anticipate a huge swoon fest with that one I mean seriously who can resist Richard Armitage His voice alone is enough to make a fairly reasonable girl turn giddy Maybe an update to the review on that later

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Elizabeth Gaskell ¸ 8 Read & Download Summary North and South 108 C'est le choc de deux Angleterre ue le roman nous invite à découvrir le Sud paisible rural et conservateur et le Nord industriel énergiue et âpre Entre les deux la figure de l'héroïne la jeune et belle Margaret Hale Après un long séjour à Londres chez sa tante elle regagne le presbytère familial dans un villag. I finally figured out why I love North South so fucking much John Thornton is as invested in his relationship as I am And that means a great deal It s very rare to get such a deep look into the emotions of the male love interest but Gaskell didn t shy away from showing us our beautiful precious son from his most vulnerable side The way he is in a non creepy way so preoccupied with Margaret and constantly talks about her so that his mother and sister get super annoyed just by the mention of her name like HONESTLY SAME JOHN I too do nothing else but talk about Margaret and you This is some relatable content right there Elizabeth Gaskell has such a way with words I am so obsessed with her beautiful language and also with all of the fitting poems that she chose as epigraphs for her chapters gosh I literally cannot believe that she was friends with Charlotte Bront like hun you can do better Anyway back to my favorite topic Mr John Thornton I have written down his TOP 10 moments in chronological order and of course I ll gladly share the list with you 1 His first meeting with Margaret He almost said to himself that he did not like her before their conversation ended he tried so to compensate himself for the mortified feeling that while he looked upon her with an admiration he could not repress she looked at him with proud indifference taking him he thought for what in his irritation he told himself he was a great rough fellow with not a grace or a refinement about him John is just such a precious little boy like my man is just damn insecure and confused that he s so shook about Margaret and honestly I can relate He tries so hard to gain control of his emotions but he s immediately besotted by her 2 His persistence of wanting to shake her hands It was the frank familiar custom of the place but Margaret was not prepared for it She simply bowed her farewell although the instant she saw the hand half put out uickly drawn back she was sorry she had not been aware of the intention You could seriously make a whole saga about their hand touching business because Miss Gaskell really thought this shit through I mean it takes so many tries for them to finally shake hands that when they do he knew it was the first time their hands had met though she was perfectly unconscious of the fact I love a self aware ueen 3 His ability to admit his mistakes I spoke hastily to you once this evening and I am afraid rather rudely But you know I am but an uncouth Milton manufacturer will you forgive me John and Margaret disagree on almost every single topic especially when it comes to trade and life in the North compared to the South and I love their exchange of blows but what I absolutely fucking stan are the moments of tenderness during which John tries to get on Maragret s good side again I mean he truly is a soft boiiiii4 His eyes were on the goddamn prize Mr Thornton felt that in this influx no one was speaking to Margaret and was restless under this apparent neglect But he never went near her himself he did not look at her Only he knew what she was doing or not doing better than he knew the movements of any one else in the room John cares so much for Margaret He wants her to have friends he wants her to be accepted by the people in Milton He genuinely wants her to be happy and have a good time but since he s an anxious smol son AAAAAANGST gets in the way of him reaching out to her I cry 5 The whole drama on the doorstep where Margaret gets hits by a stone Everything seemed dim and vague beyond behind besides the touch of her arms round his neck the soft clinging which made the dark colour come and go in his cheek as he thought of it Hold my fucking beer because I knew I was a goner after this scene Gaskell is such a drama ueen and I am 100% here for it That whole scene What a mess Thornton s complete lack of chill whenever Margaret is involved really mesmerises me 6 The damn proposal scene And the gentleman thus rescued is forbidden the relief of thanks he broke in contemptuously I am a man I claim the right of expressing my feelings YOU TELL HER JOHN I mean Margaret was completely savage in her refusal and I love her for it but my precious boy did really well by standing his ground and letting of his vulnerable side show7 His jealousy which never turned into possessiveness He lashed himself into an agony of fierce jealousy He thought of that look that attitude how he would have laid his life at her feet for such tender glances such fond detention I mean let s not kid ourselves there s one thing this book excels at and that s pining BUT John is always soooo respectful when it comes to his feelings towards Margaret He doesn t think she belongs to him he s fully convinced she ll never have him and that she s too good for him and after her refusal he just accepts that and leaves her alone despite the fact that his feelings for her haven t vanished 8 The Farewell Scene No said he I put it to the touch once and I lost it all Let her go with her stony heart and her beauty how set and terrible her look is now for all her loveliness of feature She is afraid I shall speak what will reuire some stern repression Let her go Beauty and heiress as she may be she will find it hard to meet with a truer heart than mine Let her go I mean BITCH I cried I really thought it was over at this point Their farewell was heartbreaking John was so bitter and sad about it but he knew there was nothing he could to and so he let her be Like we stan a realistic ueen 9 Their motherfucking reunion He came close to her He knelt by her side to bring his face to a level with her ear and whispered panted out the words Take care If you do not speak I shall claim you as my own in some strange presumptuous way Send me away at once if I must go Margaret These hoes really had me convinced that they wouldn t end up together like I had mentally prepared myself for Margaret marrying motherfucking Lennox this man can choke boyyy and so you will believe how shooketh I was when I found out that Margaret and Johnny boy would be endgame I mean nothing will top his declarations of love10 HE HAS NO CHILL I wanted to see the place where Margaret grew to what she is even at the worst time of all when I had no hope of ever calling her mine I went there on my return from Havre He went to Helstone the place of her upbringing like what John is a hopeless romantic AND not gonna lie this book turned me into one as well I watched the BBC mini series two times within the span of three days and I need Richard Armitage as John Thornton in my life He can get it any dayApart from my love for my baby boy John North South has to offer a wide range of characters who are all interesting and well fleshed out I particularly enjoyed John s loving relationship to his mother and how much she cared for him and wanted to protect him but also all the drama surrounding the strike and the plight of the workers especially Nicholas and Bessy Higgins were wonderful characters I grew very fond of Dixon is a force of nature and I love her than life itself the way she cared for Mrs Hale and Margaret was so heartwearming and she was also COMEDY GOLD Bless her said Dixon She s as sweet as a nut There are three people I love it s missus Master Frederick and her Just them three That s all The rest be hanged for I don t know what they re in the world for In general North South featured many moments that I could easily relate to Margaret s disgust at all the men who are interested in her her inability to refuse nicely Margaret being tired all the time She is hands down one of my favorite heroines in Victorian literature Such a strong and self determined woman I will leave you with my favorite moment of hers He was speaking in a subdued voice as if to her alone She did not wish to be so exclusively addressed She replied out in her usual tone What A Savage

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Elizabeth Gaskell ¸ 8 Read & Download Summary North and South 108 Ns u'elle tisse avec certains ouvriers des filatures locales et les rapportsdifficiles ui l'opposent à leur patron John Thornton En même temps u'un étonnant portrait de femme dans l'Angleterre du milieu du XIXe siècle Elizabeth Gaskell brosse ici une de ces larges fresues dont les romanciers victoriens ont le secret. A true masterpieceThis story is now buried in my molecules I can t remove it even if I try if I cut my heart open with a scalpel and dig deep deep deep The blood pouring will still hum and whisper Elizabeth Gaskell s words will sing about Thornton s passion Margaret s strength about love and social war and loss and pain and faith Take care If you do not speak I shall claim you as my own in some strange presumptuous way Send me away at once if I must go Margaret Raised in the ways of English aristocracy despite her family s rather poor finances Margaret Hale was content with her life her beloved Helstone with its fragrant roses and green trees helping her father s fold But when her father decided to leave the Church and move to the industrial North Margaret found herself between dirty uneducated workers and tacky rude mill owners in the throes of Industrial Revolution Mr John Thornton the mill owner who became regular visitor of her house due to the unlikely friendship that blossomed between him and her father became her personal nemesis representing the lust for money and the lack of finesse Amidst strikes illnesses and terrible losses Margaret will see her life falling apart shaping and reshaping according to the whims of fate The uestion is what kind of person will she be in the endMany compare North and South to Pride and Prejudice and at first glance the similarities are there Margaret is the embodiment of prejudice and pride when it comes to Mr Thornton and his profession with her stern refusal to actually open her eyes and see him But the core of North and South is something different altogether It is intense not only as regards the passionate love story but also as regards the heavy element of class antagonism social mobility and fight I struggle to find the words that will express the impact of this book on my very soul It is turbulence a maelstrom that cleansed my mind from thoughts about the present and filled my senses with wild emotions I suppose this is how falling in love feels like Ever since I finished it every time I think about it my heart swells like it can t contain my strong bottomless affection I let out such affection with tiny shallow breaths my head is constantly buzzing never leaving the dirty streets and the heavy smoke of Milton a sweet shiver jolts my body and my eyes sting when I recall all the reasons it is embedded in my veins It is the passion in heavy silences in heated arguments in awkward pauses in the beast of jealousy that devours Mr Thornton s insides and the snake of Margaret s prejudice He shrank from hearing Margaret s very name mentioned he while he blamed her while he was jealous of her while he renounced her he loved her sorely in spite of himself It is the love of a rejected lover a father a mother a son a brother a sister a daughter a friend Margaret was not a ready lover but where she loved she loved passionately and with no small degree of jealousy It is the faith along with the pertinent doubts struggles hesitation acceptance cowardice and strength Margaret the Churchwoman her father the Dissenter Higgins the Infidel knelt down together It did them no harm It is Margaret s resilience the humble habit of swallowing her pain taming her agony and being the rock of her family I can t count the times I was furious at her parents for burdening her with the problems that were theirs to deal with Her father for his inability to make decisions and her mother for not appreciating her efforts Margaret was a force to be reckoned with a combination of thunder and soft waves a scream in the dark and the chirp of a bird during a sunny day We should all learn something from Ms Margaret Hale I know you despise me allow me to say it is because you do not understand me It is the social and political aspect The clash between industrial North and agricultural South The disgust of the aristocrat towards the nouveau riche The contempt of the merchant against the soft indolent aristocrat The lack of understanding that caused all the suffering The arguments in favor of the labor movement and the strikes of people despairing trying to feed their families and the arguments in favor of the employer s right to use the money of the business he built through trials blood and sweat the way he sees fit I dangled between the two sides admiring their tenacity their belief in the righteousness of their cause I mourned the losses holding Bessy s hand and wept at Thornton s anguish In the end North and South is a hymn to humankind And since Elizabeth Gaskell masterfully depicts the beliefs of both sides of every clash it is impossible to pick one So you take the side of love The love of an ignorant young woman for a sick girl Of a mother for her disgraced son Of a proud man for the woman who can t hide her distaste of him I wanted to see the place where Margaret grew to what she is even at the worst time of all when I had no hope of ever calling her mine A poem a lament a lullaby a war song North and South is a literary phenomenon a sublime novel a poignant and spirited story which deserves its place amongst classics


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