Wieland by: Charles Brockden Brown
Wieland by: Charles Brockden Brown Engl 442
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lauren Rowe on Friday August 12, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Engl 442 at Radford University taught by Professor Rosemary Guruswamy in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see Early American Literature in English at Radford University.
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Date Created: 08/12/16
Lauren Rowe 08/29 Wieland By: Charles Brockden Brown Out of class notes Clara Wieland is the narrator Her grandfather is disowned and disinherited nobility because he married a merchants daughter Her father grew up mostly without parents and worked hard labor for many years He wasn’t the artsy type and had no patience for congregational religion (he was more of a spiritual figured. And so was his wife: Clara’s mother) Clara’s parents practiced their own forms of faith and didn’t impress any religious teachings to their children Clara’s father kept his faith close to himself and wouldn’t express his solitude prayers to anyone even his wife He began suspecting (or was told in some way) that he would die, and his behavior drastically changed immediately before he died. He awoke from slumber and move to pray in his personal temple when something inside caught fire. Clara’s uncle on her mother’s side found her father inside naked, and badly burned and bruised. They couldn’t explain why as he still had hair and slippers. The last few hours of his life he was delirious. Clara’s mother dies shortly after. She and her brother Theodore were left in the care of an aunt. The aunt was neither strict nor lenient in her teachings; mostly left the siblings to their devices. Clara and Theo met and became close friends with Catherine Pleyel. Three peas in a pod. Catherines brother Henry joined the group a few years later as he was traveling at the time the others became acquainted. Clara describes Catherine and Theo as a match made in heaven. They have 4 kids. Henry appears jovial yet stubborn; he has no patience for others opinions and trusts his opinion above others. He also doesn’t let others see his emotions. A 14 year old girl named Louisa Conway becomes acquainted with the four and Clara is particularly fond of her; describing her feelings as more than parental A man visiting a neighbor of Clara’s meets both ladies and reacts shockingly toward Louisa. He tells a story of Mr. Conway having to leave a loving wife and child to go to war. He says that he and his wife exchanged love letters. But when he was cleared to return home his wife and child were missing; no one knows if they were abducted or left under their own power. The absence of his family quickly led to his death and the man speaking to Louisa and Clara inherited Louisa’s fathers property. Then Theo goes to fetch a letter from Louisa’s father and comes back without it, behaving strangely. He thinks Catherine followed him to the hill and spoke when in fact she never left the house.
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