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How Is The Reader Drawn Into The World Of Wuthering Heights In Chapters 1&2?

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How Is The Reader Drawn Into The World Of Wuthering Heights In Chapters 1&2? The opening chapters of Wuthering heights are at times both confusing and strange and deliberately so; they serve as an introduction to the world of the novel the at this point in the novel, the un-revealed complexity of the relationships between the characters. It is this sense of mystery that reels the reader into the mass of events that have occurred in the past times of WH and which lead to the enigmatic current situation. Curiosity plays a major part in enticing the reader to read further into the 'world of WH' at this early stage. I feel that it is effectively achieved through a host of factors, including character appearances and attitudes, the appearance and atmosphere of Wuthering Heights as a place and quite importantly the first narrator in the book and what he allows us to know about WH. ...read more.

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However, as we read through the book we discover that Lockwood's first thoughts on WH were actually quite inaccurate; for example he was at first convinced that the young Cathy was Heathcliff's wife, in this respect believing everything LW says can become quite risky. 'I was pleased to observe the 'missis', an individual whose existence I never previously suspected.' Lockwood can also be seen as being duplicitous in the way that one moment he is showing Mr Heathcliff utmost respect and admiration, 'He little imagined how my heart warmed towards him.' And the next he is seen thinking, 'Wretched Inmates!' ' You deserve perpetual isolation from your species.' This gives the reader an insight into his true character, which I feel is not an overly pleasant and rather pompous one. ...read more.

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' pompous and opinionated believes he is right way he speaks to us does not question his views not trustworthy judgements powerful at first style of narration through diary The manner of the characters is very important at this stage. Lockwood is generally a very jovial person, which is in stark contrast to the hostility of Heathcliff and that that dwell at WH. Human nature causes us to be inquisitive about WH as we now only know half a story and crave to gain full knowledge about We are lockwood for these two chapters someone who knows nothing about WH but cravges to know more, he acts as our window and his curiousity and devotion to cause (quote) allows us to seek further Misanthropist heaven ... saying heathcliff and his crew are pessimistic etc truth??? Lockwood two faced??? 'Wretched inmates' then being nice as pie more backstabbing even from him ...read more.

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