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Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange are very different houses. Compare them and the people who live in them.

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Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange are very different houses. Compare them and the people who live in them. By Daniel Griffin Introduction on the author, Emily Bront� Emily Jane Bront�, who was born on the 30th July 1818, and died on the 19th December 1848, was the oldest of three sisters, the other two being called Charlotte and Anne. She is best remembered for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, and she published this novel under the pseudonym of Ellis Bell, due to the fact that female writers were prejudiced against. Her road to death started at her brothers funeral, where she picked up a cold, which led to tuberculosis. After refusing any medical help, she died on the 19th December 1848 at around two in the afternoon. After her death, she was interred into the Church of St Michaels and All Angels family capsule, in Haworth, West Yorkshire, England. The name Wuthering Heights comes from the Yorkshire adjective of Wuthering, referring to turbulent weather, which is a fitting description to what Wuthering Heights turns out to be as we read on, and is understandable to be used due to Emily's Yorkshire roots. Coursework Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange; at first, they do sound like two completely different places, and from the outside, they look like two different places as well. ...read more.

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This violence hints at what Heathcliff might turn out to be like as an adult. This left Cathy to be taken into the Grange to be taken care of by the family. When she does return to the Height's, just before Christmas, the effect that the Linton families lifestyle has definitely rubbed off on Cathy (now to be referred to as Catherine). During her time with her injury, Catherine has been transformed into a lady, which is completely different to what she was before the incident. In her absence however, Heathcliff has been degraded beyond repair. He was not allowed to eat with the two families at the Christmas meal, which annoyed him. After Edgar provoked him, Heathcliff threw hot sauce (possibly apple sauce) over Edgar, which upset Catherine a lot, as she probably wanted the two to get along as friends. The two different families are united even more when Edgar marries Catherine, although this love is not true love, and is merely a way for Catherine to get access to Edgar's money, hence why they did marry. Her reason to use the money was to help Heathcliff move up the social ladder, possibly to a point where she would marry him. ...read more.

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The death of Heathcliff also seems to leave a more positive feel on the inhabitants of the Grange at the time, as Catherine Linton (who married Hareton to become Catherine Heathcliff), who was at the time a very moody person, all of a sudden becomes a happier person, which suggests that perhaps Heathcliff was keeping her down, so his death benefits more than one person. The end of a story gives us a small reflection. Edgar Linton, Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff are all buried together. Catherine's tombstone is worn out due to how long she had been dead for, whereas Edgar Linton's was being swallowed by grass. By contrast, the newer tombstone of Heathcliff, only had the name Heathcliff on it, as no one knew his date of birth or proper surname. This quiet scene of peace and tranquillity brings an end to three lives which were so filled with passion, and heartbreak, along with fights, arguments and family destruction. Emily Bront� also combines the two sceneries of the Grange and the Heights effectively in the burial spot. It has the tranquil atmosphere that occupied Thrushcross Grange at the start of the story, while it still kept the wild, unkempt surroundings of Wuthering Heights. ...read more.

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