• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The presentation of Mr. Lockwood in "Wuthering Heights" The novel, "Wuthering Heights", begins in the year 1801,

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The presentation of Mr. Lockwood in "Wuthering Heights" The novel, "Wuthering Heights", begins in the year 1801, where we as readers are firstly introduced to the character Mr. Lockwood. Mr. Lockwood narrates the entire novel throughout, almost like an entry in his diary. Lockwood, a young London gentleman, is a newcomer to the Yorkshire Moors, Wuthering Heights. The novel opens after he has just returned from a visit with his landlord and neighbour, Mr. Heathcliff about Thrushcross Grange. One of my first impressions of the character after reading the opening chapter of the novel is that he is enthusiastic about renting out Thrushcross Grange, " Mr. Lockwood, your new tenant, sir- I do myself the honour of calling as soon as possible after my arrival, to express the hope that I have not inconvenienced you by my perseverance in soliciting the occupation of Thrushcross Grange. ...read more.

Middle

Lockwood, who comes from a more domesticated region of England finds himself in a less sociable area. My impression is that Lockwood is interested about the people and about the setting, he wishes to learn more about them by how he shows curiosity. " I felt interested in a man who seemed more exaggeratedly reserved than myself." Once Lockwood has been granted permission, grudgingly by Heathcliff, he enters his house. He encounters an incident with some of Heathcliff's dogs, although Heathcliff did warn him about them, to which he pulls faces provoking them to attack him, to which neither Heathcliff or the servant Joseph seems to bother about. Fortunately for Lockwood, a female servant comes and shoos the dogs away. Although Lockwood is not injured, he appears to sulk in a childish manner, resulting in Healthcliff making up for this incident when he sees how angry Lockwood is. ...read more.

Conclusion

In my opinion, Mr. Lockwood decides to give Mr. Heathcliff the benefit of the doubt in regards to his cold behaviour. I think he tries to imagine various reasons for Mr. Heathcliff's cool demeanour, before realising his landlords reasons for his behaviour may be quite different from his own. Mr. Lockwood, a somewhat vain and presumptuous gentleman deals very clumsily with the inhabitants of Wuthering Heights. He finds himself at a loss when he witnesses the strange household's disregard for the social conventions that have always structured his world. As a narrator, his vanity and unfamiliarity with the story occasionally lead him to misunderstand events. His initial visit to Wuthering Heights, in which the mysterious relationships and lurking resentments between the characters create an air of mystery, in particular Lockwood's ghostly nightmares, during the night he spent in Catherine's old bed. I think that many of the events that happen in the opening chapters of the novel prefigure many of the events that are to come and show the qualities of the character Mr. Lockwood. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Emily Bronte section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Emily Bronte essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Isolation and loneliness in "Wuthering Heights"

    4 star(s)

    The dramatic and anguished scene is described as, " The two, to a cool spectator, made a strange and fearful picture" (141; ch. 15). Cathy's gift of pain to Heathcliff and Heathcliff's ability to change her rationale in a brief dialogue suggest he is the most loyal lover.

  2. Wuthering Heights - Character Analysis

    He lost all faith in love honesty and hope. He returned years later being a rich, educated and handsome man. His outer appearance and inner attributes where radically altered. He was not the young Heathcliff with everlasting spirit and love for Catherine.

  1. Discuss the various themes in depth in Wuthering Heights.

    The atmosphere of Thrushcross Grange illustrates the link the inhabitants have with the upper-class Victorian lifestyle. Although the Linton's appearance was often shallow, appearances were kept up for their friends and their social standing. While Wuthering Heights was always full of activity, sometimes to the point of chaos, life at the Grange always seemed placid.

  2. Heathcliffs behaviour in wuthering heights

    Was this due to his upbringing? Catherine and Heathcliff grew even closer but then one day they decided to go to Thrushcross Grange, where the 'cowardly, snobbish children' Edgar and Isabella lived. Here Catherine was bitten by one of the dogs there and was forced to stay there for five weeks, until she had fully recovered.

  1. Refer to chapter one of Wuthering Heights and comment on how Emily Brontë introduces ...

    and to distort it so we are often being made to sympathise with Heathcliff or being shown Nelle's disregard for him. In terms of the after life, Nelle tells us that Cathy says she will 'not be at peace' till Heathcliff joins her and recounts Cathy's dream of rejecting heaven.

  2. Wuthering Heights

    In Emily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights, there are two places where virtually all of the action takes place. These two places, Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange differ greatly in appearance and mood. These differences reflect the universal conflict between storm and calm that Emily Bronte develops as the theme in her novel Wuthering Heights.

  1. Is the Tragedy in Return of the Native and Wuthering Heights due to the ...

    She is not buried in the chapel with the Lintons. Nor is her coffin placed among the tombs of the Earnshaws. Instead, as Nelly describes in Chapter XVI, Catherine is buried "in a corner of the kirkyard, where the wall is so low that heath and bilberry plants have climbed over it from the moor."

  2. Wuthering Heights - summary

    Hindley would grow vengeful and angry towards Heathcliff. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Hindley was the master of the house and his first act was to stop Heathcliff's education. This was a terrible thing to do as with no education Heathcliff's chance of being respected and becoming a gentleman had disappeared.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work