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What impression of Heathcliff emerges in The opening chapters of "Wuthering Heights"?
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What impression of Heathcliff emerges in
The opening chapters of "Wuthering Heights"?
Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" is a novel set in the 19th century in the middle of the Yorkshire moors. The word "Wuthering" is a local word which is used to describe the "stormy weather" and the "atmospheric tumult".
The owner of "Wuthering Heights" is Heathcliff, who is described by the narrator, Lockwood, as being "a capital fellow". In the opening chapter, we as a reader, do not really learn much about Heathcliff as there is very little description about him, therefore, we tend to rely on what the narrator is telling us. Heathcliff is described as having "black eyes" which "withdraw so suspiciously"; this leaves us with a negative and anxious impression of the character, making the reader assume that Lockwood is an unreliable narrator. The "black eyes" are characteristics which we stereotype, as the colour "black" portrays an evil and menacing image. Also by withdrawing his eyes so suspiciously, we can predict that Heathcliff does not make a lot of eye contact; this may be because he is a cold character or he may a secret which could be given away by
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