Wuthering Heights Settings

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Wuthering Heights In all of literature setting represent more than were something is taking place. They represent how something is shaped. In Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, the three major setting influence dramatic change upon characters. Thrushcross Grange, the home of the Linton’s, is an elegant mansion where etiquette and manners are preached strongly. The moors are the wooded, swampy terrain between Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights. Wuthering Heights is the residence of the Earnshaw’s and throughout the novel is a dark and stormy home. These setting shape the character’s nature both positively and negatively and to different extents. The settings in this book greatly influence characters by turning Catherine proper at Thrushcross Grange, making Heathcliff more jocular at the moors and Hareton becomes disrespectful at Wuthering Heights. To begin, Catherine spends weeks at Thrushcross Grange and leaves a gentlewoman. This leads to the marriage between Catherine Earnshaw and Edgar Linton who lives at Thrushcross Grange. From this point on Catherine live as two people. Catherine Earnshaw while around her true love Heathcliff and Catherine Linton, while around her husband. Her decision is the climax of the novel as it changes the future of every character. It places Catherine in a higher social class than Heathcliff, which to the two of them, seems impenetrable. As a young child Catherine lives a “mischievous and wayward” life with Heathcliff, however her time at Thrushcross Grange changes her forever (37). One day, Catherine Earnshaw plays with Heathcliff when she damages her ankle after the guard dog at Thrushcross Grange bites her. She is then forced to “[stay] at Thrushcross Grange five weeks” while her ankle heals (50). Thrushcross Grange is “a splendid place” with beautiful rooms and a large garden (46). The house teaches her

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