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Explain and discuss the importance of the setting to the actions of the characters and events in the novels ' 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 the characters and events in the novels ' Wuthering Heights' and ' I'm The King OF The Castle.' I have been studying two books named Wuthering Heights and I'm The King Of The Castle. Wuthering Heights was written by a well known aunthor in the eighteen hundreds called Emily Bront(. The storyline is based around an obselete house called wuthering heights, the house is set on a hill where it is attacked from every side by horrific weather. The house is depicted as having a dark, gloomy and uncomfortable atmosphere about it, in the first chapter we read Lockwoods first impression concerning 'Wuthering Heights' Before passing the threshold I paused to admire a quantity of grotesque carvings lavished over the front and especially the principal door. The description of ' grotesque carvings lavished ' gives the house a dark,murky and gothic atmosphere. ...read more.

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He gives Lockwood the same first impression that the beast also gives to belle and her father in 'Beauty and the beast'. The house and Heathcliffe have many similarities, the both have gloominess in their characheters, they are both dark and mysterious. It is clear that the house and Heathcliffe from the moment they are first described in the book clearly have a darker mysterious past behind them. The house and its 'grotesque carvings,' Heathcliffe and his 'dark skinned gypsy in aspect in dress mannors of a gentleman.' Lockwood stayed the night at Wuthering Heights, as he is led up the staircase Zillah the housewife tells him that ' her master had an odd notion about the chamber she would put him in' Lockwood asks why but she does not know why. 'Too stupefied' to be curious he fastened the door and glanced around the room, he describes it as spacious and consisting of three items of furniture, but there was one thing in the room that grabbed his attention ' a few mildrewed books' ...read more.

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The book also has another house in it called 'Thrushcross Grange' the name itself seems much more friendly and appealing, we later learn in the novel that Cathy was drawn to this second house because of its much more pleasant atmosphere and calmer vibe. Heathcliff is the owner of ' Wuthering Heights ' The house is dark and cruel just like the owner. The way that the author describes Heathcliff gives me the impression that the house and the owner are very similar in many ways, the house and him are both creul, evil and gllomy in many ways not just apperence. From what I have read further on in the book I get the distinct impression that the house and the owner are not only similar but are connected on what seems to be an emotional leval. The house seems to be a reflection on Heathcliffs dark, unpredictable, wild character and sad life throughout the years. His feelings and all of his bitter emotions seems to have been expressed in the house and the way that it is seen by others. ...read more.

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