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Compare and contrast wuthering heights and thrushcross grange

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Wuthering Heights' Emily Brontës only published novel. The book was written in 1847. Emily Brontë grew up in Haworth, A little village in Yorkshire. With little to do in the town, Emily spent her days playing on the moors with her brother and sisters. Emily had few troubles; she had little formal teaching and conversed with a limited number of people in the village. Having a small amount of education and no friends, the majority of her knowledge was provided by her Father. In 'Wuthering Heights', it is apparent how her life in Haworth and her time spent on the moors influenced her style of writing and the decisions she made whilst she wrote this milestone of 19th century English literature.


The two homes reflect the people you'll find in each. The problem starts when Cathy denies her heart and opts for the luxury and refinement over the true love and passion. These ordered pairs more often than not, are pairs of contrast. The most noticeable pair is that of the two houses: Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. Wuthering Heights has the wild, windy moors and its inhabitants possess the same characteristics. Opposite this are the calm, orderly parks of Thrushcross Grange and its inhabitants. Each household has a male and female with a counterpart at the other. Readers gain insight into these characters not only by observing what they think, say, and do but also by comparing them to their counterparts, noticing how they do not think, speak, and act.


as for the settings, the grange appears to be more sheltered and luxurious than WH. WH is in the open, exposed to the wind, and it's not described as being as scenic as the grange. that can be used to reflect the characteristics of the people living in the separate locations. the grange folks are more sheltered and innocent than the conniving residents at WH. Never have two more opposing places existed than Thrusscross Grange and Wuthering Heights. Wuthering Heights is a dwelling characterized by fiery emotions, primal passions, bitter vengeance, and blatant evil. Thrushcross Grange is a peaceful, beautiful abode which epitomizes all that is good and lovely. Emily Bronte includes these two places in the Romantic novel, Wuthering Heights, to create a contrast which furthers the overall theme of good vs. evil.

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