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Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights is a romantic, tragedy novel compact with passionate love between two main, complex characters, Cathy Earnshaw and Heathcliff. Being set against the backdrop of the Yorkshire moors, the environment and location prepares the audience of what the characters may be like, giving a first impression of laid back people living in the countryside. However further events and descriptions take place to advise the actual personality, and life style the characters inhabit upon. Emily Bronte, the contemplative Author of Wuthering Heights, was born on the 30th July 1818, in Bradford of Yorkshire. However shortly at the age of 2 moved to Haworth near Keighley, Yorkshire. Emily began to write the spectacular novel during the years of 1946/47, to be published in December 1847 under the pseudonym of Ellis Bell. ...read more.

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Lockwood gives a brief account on Heathcliff's personality, the first being short-lived as he quotes him as a 'capital fellow'. Shortly after Lockwood states ... 'I no longer felt inclined to call Heathcliff a 'capital fellow''. This is as a consequence of a string of expressions given by Heathcliff to Lockwood, as he clearly shows his depression about Lockwood's second visit to Wuthering Heights. Another matter which triggers the quotation by Lockwood is the manner in which Heathcliff treats Zillah, who Lockwood portrays as a stout housewife. Lockwood's second visit to Wuthering Heights from Thrush cross grange is an extremely important feature to the novel. We find out quite a lot about Catherine Earnshaw, and the books she composed, which are discovered by Lockwood as he is sheltered for the night because of the disastrous weather conditions, enforcing Heathcliff to put him up for the night. ...read more.

Conclusion

He does this in a sort of manner that he is a much higher privilege in society to others, so he can treat them in a way which suits him more. An example of this is when Hareton offers to guide Lockwood to the gates of Wuthering Heights, to set him on his journey home in the horrendous conditions, however Heathcliff quotes... 'You'll go with him to hell'. This speech is totally un-called for, as Hareton is only trying to be sympathetic to Lockwood who is in a position in which he has to find a way home in devastating circumstances. With Lockwood also being an outsider to Wuthering Heights, the readers can acknowledge, as it would be to them, it is Lockwood's first view on events and surroundings. Overall the opening 3 chapters are so effective because they give a vivid image of a dysfunctional family group, which invites the reader to read on to see what events are forthcoming for the family, beyond the opening chapters. ...read more.

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