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Philosopher of the wildness: an interpretation of Emily Brontë's poetry form the perspective of Taoism


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This paper makes a tentative study of Emily Brontë ’s poetry and its Chinese versions from the perspective of the Lao Chuang Thoughts, aiming to give a new interpretation to Emily’s poetry and explore the philosophy of Emily reflected in her poetry through the comparative study of Emily's philosophy of life and thoughts of Lao Tzu and Chuang-tzu. As a metaphysical poetess detached from the contemporary literary mainstream, Emily’s poetry is permeated with poetic meaning and philosophy, fully demonstrating Emily’s deep reflection upon the universe, the world and the nature, and explicitly reflecting her Taoism philosophical ideal of "living in detachment", and “drawing its tail after me through the mud”. Emily is a unique poetess in the American and British literary history, a philosopher who comes from the Haworth moor.

Item Type: Working or discussion paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emily Brontë poetry Lao Chuang Thoughts philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Languages
Depositing User: Maggie Jing
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2018 20:31
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 08:05

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