Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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Describe the contrast in physical appearance between the two estates at Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange.

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Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange both reflect the characters of their principal inhabitants,  one group tough and hard, the other soft and effete. 

Wuthering Heights, built in 1500, is a rough stone structure, with few amenities. The floors are stone and in the main living area, pewter dishes and silver tankards sit on an enormous oak dresser that goes to the ceiling. There's an open fireplace, and the room is furnished with "primitive" wooden chairs, some painted green. The ceiling rafters are exposed, and hams, beef, mutton and oatcakes can be seen on wooden frames. In this rough-hewn environment, Catherine and Heathcliffe, sometimes neglected and in Heathcliffe's case, often abused after the father dies, grow up. Not surprisingly, these two spend most of their time running wild on the moors. They grow up tough and aggressive. For all this roughness, however, Wuthering Heights is the second richest home in the area.

Thrushcross Grange is the richest estate in the area. Young...

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