Saturday, November 29, 2008

Guy Fawkes


Guy Fawkes

"...gave me credit for being a sort of infantile Guy Fawkes." (pg. 25)

Guy Fawkes is the infamous English man who attempted to blow up Parliament in the 17th century with 12 other men. The group of men was lead by Robert Catesby, but it is Guy Fawkes who is remembered for the November 5th plan to blow up Parliament. Several of the men had second thoughts about the plan and betrayed the group to English officials. Fawkes was the only one found with the gunpowder that had been planted beneath Parliament. He was subsequently tortured, tried and hung. Jane finds humor in the fact that Abbot compares her to Guy Fawkes. Bronte's comparison between Jane and Fawkes helps to illustrates the foolishnes and close-minded attitude of Abbot's character.

Link: http://www.bonfirenight.net/gunpowder.php

1 comment:

xwing212 said...

A huge strength of this collection: the recognition of Bronte as crafter

Yay!

Go through with a fine toothed comb for spellchecking and grammar -- a few hiccups throughout

See if you can address the more substantial call-outs in the comments -- I think a couple of these miss the mark, but can be redirected and NAIL it