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August 30, 2018


Find out everything you need to know about Year of Wonders here: .au/students/ Find out everything you need to know about Year of Wonders here: .au/students/ Aphra is both a hardened character - but a character who suffers because of her hardness and the failure of the villagers to empathise at the critical psychological moment. Find out everything you need to know about Year of Wonders here: .au/students/ Find out everything you need to know about Year of Wonders here: .au/students/ So what's the go with Mompellion? Is he sick and twisted - or ultimately a wrongly vilified hero? Like the other characters in Year of Wonders Mompellion's name is symbolic Michael was God's warrior archangel - and Mompellion definitely falls into this category Life has been a series of challenges for him He was of relatively humble birth but managed to marry above his class when he wed Elinor His to Elinor though seems to have a powerful impact on him in terms of his emotional connection to class and position He continues to see himself as an outsider Certainly this is the case with his behaviour to the Bradfords. Year of Wonders explores many conflicting ideas and values - one key conflict in the novel is that between knowledge and ignce The village in which Anna lives is isolated from the rest of the world Learning education and curiosity is not a significant part of everyday life Yet Anna is curious and eager to learn This sets her at odds with the embedded culture of simply unthinkingly following in the footsteps of the previous generation of workers (such as her dead husband Sam has done) and being content to live a life according to the limitations of the isolated village Anna is not content to do this In the dramatic ending of the novel where she finishes her life in a harem in she has arrived at a point as far away from the insular world of the village as possible.

Find out everything you need to know about Year of Wonders here: .au/students/ Men possess power in the society of Year of Wonders and women don’t This is a highly traditional culture where women are secondary and “shackled” to men Anna’s quest for independence as woman then brings her into conflict with a culture where it is only men who are independent Women who have tried to live independently of men have been regarded suspiciously - such as the Gowdies Throughout nearly all of the characters (Jos Aphra Mompellion The Bradfords) at some point try to force Anna to fulfill a traditional dependent powerless female role Her only allies are the Gowdies and Elinor - all of whom end up dead victims of the independence they had. [[ CTED_MODE_TEXT_LINE_1]] [[ CTED_MODE_TEXT_LINE_2]] Anna Frith had a miserable childhood as a daughter of a violent drunk and lazy father She married young to the simple but loving Sam For Anna the plague brings incredible loss and grief However it also becomes a catalyst for her to change Her empathy and understanding for the knowledge of the Gowdie’s grow and with it a belief in her independence as a woman While others turn to superstition in the desperation of the plague Anna led by Elinor turns to science and nature. The plague is ultimately a catalyst for every character to confront their inner emotional baggage For Mompellion it's an opportunity to transition himself from outsider to insider Cordoning off the village from the rest of the world not only allows him to be the leader - but this act is also a parallel to the sexual abstinence he enforces on Elinor Both the isolation of the village and the sexual isolation of Elinor give Mompellion a chance. Anna Frith had a miserable childhood as a daughter of a violent drunk and lazy father She married young to the simple but loving Sam For Anna the plague brings incredible loss and grief However it also becomes a catalyst for her to change Her empathy and understanding for the knowledge of the Gowdie’s grow and with it a belief in her independence as a woman While others turn to superstition in the desperation of the plague Anna led by Elinor turns to science and nature Key Quotes: I…wished to know how things stood in the world P 27 I think you like to come and go without a man’s say so P 54 I wonder if you know how you have changed P 235 I was meant to go on; away from death and towards life from birth to birth from seed to blossom…p 287 : Find out everything you need to know about Year of Wonders here: .au/students/ Find out everything you need to know about Year of Wonders here: .au/students/ Find out everything you need to know about Year of Wonders here: .au/students/