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Explain and discuss the importance of the setting to the actions of characters and events in 'Wuthering Heights' and 'I'm the king of the castle'

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Explain and discuss the importance of the setting to the actions of characters and events in 'Wuthering Heights' and 'I'm the king of the castle' I'm the king of the castle is written by Susan Hall. It was written post 1914.Susan Hill was born in Scarborough in Yorkshire 1942 and was educated at grammar schools there and later in Coventry. She took a degree in English at Kings College, London and established a literary reputation at a relatively young age. She has written many books including novels and short stories a number of which are aimed at young children. I'm the king of the castle has four main characters: Mr Hooper the owner of Warings, and his son Edmund. Elina Kingshaw and Charles her son whom the book is revolved around. The book tells the story about Charles Kingshaw who comes with his mother to live at Warings with Mr Hooper and his son Edmund. Warings is a large house built by the first Joseph Hooper who was a successful businessman. ...read more.


His father does not talk to him much and does not really show him any love and affection, this may be partly responsible for why Hooper acts the way he does (Immature, childish, bossy, arrogant, selfish and cruel.) He has not had a mother or a motherly figure in his life and because his relationship with his father is distant and extremely unclose he has not had much parental guidance or teaching in his life. He does not seem to care much for his father or anyone else he is very selfish: 'when my father dies this house will belong to me, I shall be master, it'll all be mine. Hooper and Kingshaw have a tense and very weak relationship from the moment that Kingshaw moves to Warings. Kingshaw comes to Warings knowing about that there will be a young boy called Edmund there and he arrives peppered to make friends with him, try to get along with him and fit in the best he can. ...read more.


The setting of Warings mirrors the characters, mainly Kingshaw. Warings is very lonely and isolated as it is situated far from other houses and people. All of the main characters feel lonely, as the only family that they have is very distant from them. Kingshaw is like this, he is very lonely inside and isolated, his own mother hardly notices him. He does not really have anybody else to talk to about his problems that occur from as soon as he arrives at Warings but when he does try to mention them to his mother she does not seem to care. All of the characters are very distant from the people they should be close to, just as the house is distant from other people. All of the characters are in need of some companion to show them love and affection as nobody in this house does. Part of the house seems to have grown on Hooper as we have a very dark and gloomy impression on him and the house throughout the book, he constantly seems like a troubled child. ...read more.

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