Wuthering Heights Essay

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë The Title: Wuthering Heights • The house that is the central setting of the novel. • Similar to the title the actual location, Wuthering Heights, is very gothic and gloomy as is the novel. • Most of the novel is filled with despair, gloom, and hatred between the characters and these emotions can be seen emphasized at Wuthering Heights. • It provides contrast to Thrushcross Grange because the members of Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff, Joseph, Linton, and Hareton, are all very dismal, depressing, cruel, and mean to all. This is portrayed in the bleak, rough, and depressing atmosphere of Wuthering Heights. • Also, wuthering describes a loud, strong wind. This wind is very common along the moors. Author: Emily Brontë • Born in Yorkshire, England on July 30, 1818 • 4 siblings, but two oldest died • Published a book of Poems with two of her sisters in 1846 under the pen names Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell • Published Wuthering Heights under Ellis Bell in 1847 • Died of tuberculosis on December 19, 1848 Year • Wuthering Heights was published in 1847 Setting • The two main locations of the novel are Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights • Wuthering Heights is where Catherine, Heathcliff, and Hindley were raised. Mr. Earnshaw owns it and once he dies Hindley gains ownership, and eventually it becomes Heathcliff’s. The house is a sturdy, gothic structure. It is very cold, unwelcoming, and depressed • Thrushcross Grange is owned by the Lintons. It is much more proper, welcoming, and pleasant than Wuthering Heights. It is a complete opposite of Wuthering Heights. • Between Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights are the moors, a large, soggy, and almost barren landscape. This is where Catherine and Heathcliff grew up playing games. • The novel begins

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