Wuthering Heights &Amp; Thrushcross Grange

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In the novel Wuthering Heights, Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights have their opposite qualities, even though they are only seperated by the neutral territory of the moors. The place as a whole is looked upon as a fantasized heaven to Heathcliff and Catherine. Both estates have a good amount of wealth, but the function of each is entirely different, which results in the unique way a certain character acts. Emily Bronte, uses to the two places to reinforce the theme of good vs. evil in a romantic fashion. Wuthering Heights is dark with intimidating features and one could look at it thinking bad thoughts. The strong building is located on top of a hill and is apt to stormy weather. Mr. Lockwood states that, “Wuthering being a provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmosphere tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather” (2). It also comes off as a lonely place that looks uncivilized for the time. Such a dark, gloomy place can set off emotions, thus you have Heathcliff. The inhabitants come off as cold especially when Mr. Lockwood asks about the history of the place. Mr. Lockwood enjoys a conversation, but he is denied that when he stays with a family that doesn’t speak to one another much. Thrushcross Grange is a place where the adolescents Heathcliff and Catherine sneak off to escape Wuthering Heights. The Grange came off as such a peaceful place that had so much life to it. Pleasant colors flowed everywhere adding to the personality of the place, unlike Wuthering Heights which had dark and dull colors. When Catherine gets hurt at the Grange, she receives far better treatment from them than Lockwood does from the inhabitants of Wuthering Heights. As beautiful as the Grange is, it doesn’t to get past looks. The Grange could be compared to a beautiful blond women that is a mile wide and two inches deep. Throughout the novel, one place
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