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

Lockwood(TM)s attitude to Wuthering Heights

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Lara K. English 12B 20th September 2008 Lockwood's attitude to Wuthering Heights The language used by an author can imply hidden meanings or have a profound intention behind it. Emily Bront� uses descriptive writing throughout the novel Wuthering Heights in order to illustrate the inner thoughts of the characters in detail; she creates a complex atmosphere and builds up the tension, which continues throughout the entire novel. In the opening chapters of the novel, Bront�'s aim is to confuse both Mr. Lockwood and the audience. Lockwood is the narrator for the opening chapters and his attitude towards the inhabitants; the physical terrain and the language that he employs become clear through Bront�'s descriptions. Imagery plays a significant role in Wuthering Heights and Bront�'s remarkable imagination and figures of speech allow the characters in the novel to relate directly to their surroundings. Lockwood's description of Wuthering Heights is that "above the chimney were sundry villainous old guns" and "half-a-dozen fiends, of various sizes and ages, issued from hidden dens to the commen centre." ...read more.

Middle

Lockwood tries to guess the family and social relationships by assuming that young Cathy is Heathciff's wife, and eventually Heathcliff explains that his wife and son are dead and that Cathy is his "daughter-in-law, therefore she must have married" Heathcliff's son. (Bront�, 11) Lockwood's narration builds up the atmosphere and tension, which is then continued throughout the entire novel. He analyses the characters and includes details about how Heathcliff will "love and hate equally under cover, and esteem it a species of imperitance to be loved or hated again." (Bront�, 3) According to the language that Lockwood uses, the audience is able to sense the sarcasm, and the humour that is included in his tone, which Heathcliff does not appreciate. Lockwood asks Heathcliff, "Not bitten, are you?" and Heathcliff replies, "If I had been, I would have set my signet on the biter." (Bront�, 5) Lockwood is rather self-satisfied and is therefore not afraid to be insensitive to people that he meets. ...read more.

Conclusion

It is Bront�'s intention to make the reader think about the meanings that Lockwood's dreams could represent. Due to the fact that Lockwood is as confused as the audience is at the beginning of the novel, Bront� is able to confuse the audience by using Lockwood as a tool therefore she reinforces her intention by including the dreams at the beginning of the novel. Bront� deliberately tries to confuse the reader throughout the opening three chapters of the novel and she successfully achives this goal because of the language and diction that she uses. She communicates a variety of messages through Lockwood as a narrator and it is difficult for the reader to constantly be aware of what each character is saying, at various points during the first few chapters. Bront� wants to show the complicated history of the inhabitants at Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange so therefore the opening chapters of the novel create a vibrant image of the complex families, build up the tension, and create the atmosphere that is then continued throughout the entire novel. The opening chapters are a confusing introduction to the dysfunctional characters of Wuthering Heights. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Languages 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 International Baccalaureate Languages essays

  1. MARKETING MIX CA HEINEKEN TI TH TRNG VIT NAM:Heineken marketing strategies

    + Chi�n luoc x�a ti�n: Heineken lu�n su dung k�nh truy�n th�ng d� quang b� san ph�m cua m�nh khi x�m nhap v�o c�c qu�c gia so tai. Hoat dong cong d�ng l� mot viec kh�ng th� thi�u trong chi�n luoc x�c ti�n cua Heineken.

  2. History research - Early Australian bushrangers. English writing -my region and favourite authors.

    Both the leaders of the expedition, and many others, died on this ill-fated expedition. The Native Police forces By the early 1800s, Aboriginal guides were also used to track down convicts and other criminals who had escaped into the bush, known as 'bushrangers'.

  1. e - Marketing. Svaka tvrtka nastoji razvijati nove proizvode, to zbog zadovoljavanja elja i ...

    ideja za nove proizvode * podijeljena i usitnjena tr�i�ta * razna dru�tvena i dr�avna ogranicenja (zakoni, kultura, ekologija...) * visoki tro�kovi razvoja novih proizvoda/usluga * manjak kapitala u poduzecima * brzina razvoja * sve kraci �ivotni vijek proizvoda/usluga Da bi izbjegli poslovne rizike i neuspjehe, novi/inovativni proizvod mora: 1.

  2. Comments on Emily Dickinson Poems

    The Rhyming scheme is both ABCB in these poems. [r1]Referring to "Paradise" or "the Garden of Eden" in which Adam and Eve committed the original sin- the state of disobedience to God which everyone is in from birth according to some Christian teachings (i.e.

  1. The image of the narrator character in the novel in "Eugene Onegin"

    Maker is satisfied that the work created by him will be subjected to "false criticism, gossip, and this will be his" glory ". This finding is ironic proof otdalechenotta him from the crowd - shallow thinking and unable to understand the deep feelings.

  2. Wuthering Heights Commentary

    so we Catherine who is supposed to be a lady after spending 3 months at the lintons thinks that she has to disrespect Nelly inorder to achieve that level. But the truth is a lady must be noble and polite, but that's not what we see from the way Catherine addresses Nelly.

  1. Is Sam Marsdyke a Construct of The Communitys Attitude towards Him and Other Factors?

    As has been the case in society, we have the habit of not finding out the full facts, as long as the word "rape" is involved, we have our own preconceptions thanks to our lynching mentality. Indeed, Ross Raisin the author may be trying to show that the village in

  2. Collection of Creative and Analytical Journal Entries On The Tin Flute By Gabrielle Roy

    Entry #6 - Comparison of Weddings (CH.30) As I read Chapter 30 and experienced Florentine's wedding day, I noticed a stark contrast to the wedding scene from House of the Spirits, but at the same time it is quite similar. The most obvious difference is the class difference.

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