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Kush Patel Period 4 November 9, 2003 Wuthering Heights Essay Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is a novel about passion and its many consequences. The story takes place at two completely different estates. One Wuthering Heights were the Earnshaws and Heathcliff reside. Wuthering Heights is a place of disorder. The people that live in the house have no limits to their passions and become violent. The other estate, Thrushcross Grange, is inhabited by the Linton family, people have established rules of social law and principles. In the novel, Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte, though appearance and people, represents the two houses as complete opposites, Wuthering Heights as turmoil and Thrushcross Grange as peace, to serve the theme of the novel that only together they give the symbol of subsistence. The different appearances and decor of the two houses, Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange further the dissimilar aspects of the house as well as the people who reside in each house. "Wuthering Heights," the name of the house immediately suggest that life there in not free from commotion. ...read more.


And not only do these qualities accomplish that task of describing the murkiness that exists there, but the d�cor is also very influential in creating the same mood of turmoil and disorder. The house is decorated with "sundry, villainous old guns" and a "couple of pistols." The display of firearms greatly implies the violence present in this house. Furthermore, this wretched dwelling is rampant with dogs. There is a "swarm of squealing puppies" around a "liver-colored bitch pointer." These dogs, like the human residents of Wuthering Heights, are easily agitated. When the visitor teases then a bit, they viciously attack and the resident do not attempt to sway the attack, but merely comment on its humor. This event emphasizes the violence present and total lack of concern for standards of society the people have. Thrushcross Grange is the other hand is free from the tempestuous weather and is lavishing. The Grange is a "beautiful" and "splendid place." Life at the Grange is kept within bounds just like the Grange exist as well-planned part within the boundary of its own walls. ...read more.


She also seizes her nephew Hareton by his shoulders and shakes him until he is "waxed livid." She is temporarily stopped and restrained by Edgar Linton who is visiting but soon she boxes his ears unleashing her wrath. She is so unrestrained that anything goes. No actions have moral limits at Wuthering Heights and for Catherine when she is there. In contrast, at Thrushcross Grange there exist certain limits and rules. When Catherine first visits the Grange, she is given very good treatment. Her behavior is immediately affected for she sits "on the sofa quietly" while getting her "feet washed" and getting fed wonderful food. Staying five weeks, she takes up "fine clothes" and flattery. No longer is she a hatless little savage." She is a "dignified" and "a lady now" with "splendid garments." Her attitude has totally changed. She experiences what it feels like to be a lady and seems to like it to a certain extend. Thrushcross Grange influences Catherine for the better but soon Wuthering Heights takes over again. The people who live in each house become different when living in other house. ...read more.

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