Why was "Wuthering Heights" so named?   

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Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" (1837) takes its name from the Yorkshire manor on the moors. In the native Yorkshire dialect the word "wuthering" means turbulent weather:

Symbolically, "wuthering" would refer to the stormy romantic relationship of the elder Catherine and Heathcliff which was doomed to failure from the beginning because Heathcliff is virtually Catherine's brother by adoption. The entire novel vividly portrays their tempestuous relationship and its inherent frustrations and failure.





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