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Wuthering Heights Interview with Ellis Bell (Emily Bronte) Today we are having and interview with Wuthering Heights' author. This interview consists in 5 questions in which Ellis Bell reveals some of the secrets of the novel and her life. First of all, in real life, where would Weathering Heights be? In fact I was inspired from my own house in Haworth, a Yorkshire village in the midst of the moors. When I firstly saw this place when I was a young child, I was really attracted, and later decided to create a story concerning the place. Also before writing the book, we created imaginary worlds in which to play with my sister, but we knew that the outside world would not respond favourably to our creative expressions. As a result we always published our works as Ellis Bell in my case and my sister wrote as Acton Bell, our real names will be revealed later. ...read more.


I never thought of it as real or not, since what I was searching with the incorporation of ghosts, in chapter 3 with Catherine, and in chapter 34 with the appearance of Heathcliff, was the ambiguous effect in the novel, so that the lector thinks and determine weather the sighting of the ghost was real, a nightmare or a superstition. I used these ghosts to symbolize the manifestation of the past in the present, so being real or not doesn't really affect in what I intended. Which is your favourite character and why? I think that my favourite character is Heathcliff because I felt like him, an orphan when my mother died, and when my aunt took care of me. Also the impossibility of having my own name because of my gender and social status and using a pseudonym is reflected with the mistreatment and abuse of Hindley over Heathcliff, so I feel really identified with this character, and that's why he is my favourite one. ...read more.


I added some facts of the novelist, as her pseudonym "Ellis Bell", which in the interview was revealed to the public. I used her pseudonym in the interview to show that when she published her novel in 1847, she used a male pseudonym to publish her work, because if not, her work would never had been known worldwide, since the masculine society in that time didn't accepted the publications of female's work, so I tried to show this fact naming her by her pseudonym "Ellis Bell". In conclusion I think that I reached my objectives because with an intense research I could understand why Emily Bronte used each character and why, as for example Heathcliff who I mentioned in the commentary, a character created to reflect what happened to the author in her life, since she was an orphan and was mistreated by the society, as the proper Heathcliff. 1/1 ...read more.

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