How does Brontë explore social stratification and class through the character of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights?
Emily Brontë uses the character of Heathcliff as her primary vehicle for exploring issues of class inequality in eighteenth-century England. Heathcliff enters the novel when he enters the Earnshaw home. Whatever knowledge or memory he had of his heritage and early life is dismissed as a likely obstacle to his future well being. Mr. Earnshaw found and, to his way if thinking, rescued the boy. Like Earnshaw, the reader does not learn the boy's...
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