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Wuthering Heights is widely considered to be one of the most famous Gothic works of literature. Gothic literature can have many different elements, but most Gothic works feature a mysterious...

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The most prominent narrative technique in Wuthering Heights is Emily Bronte's complex use of narrative structure and narration. A more standard telling of the story would follow Heathcliff's...

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The first explanation of Wuthering Heights is given by Mr. Lockwood, who says, "Wuthering" [is] a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is...

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At its heart, Heathcliff's revenge is about his forced separation from Catherine. The two grew up as adopted siblings and were incredibly close. However, once Catherine becomes friends with the...

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When it comes to physical appearance, Edgar Linton and Heathcliff could not have been more different. Heathcliff is dark, brooding and often unkempt-looking, whereas Edgar Linton is fair, blue-eyed...

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One major conflict in the novel is the class one, with Heathcliff experiencing resentment against the people born into wealth. Heathcliff directly comes into conflict with Hindley and as a result...

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The ending of Wuthering Heights is bittersweet. Heathcliff, realizing that all he wants is to be with Catherine, stops caring for himself. While his death was not directly a suicide, it could be...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2020, 12:29 pm (UTC)

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Lockwood is a tenant of Heathcliff's, renting Thrushcross Grange. As a conventional and outgoing person, he acts as a foil to the strange, fierce landlord he has unwittingly fallen in with....

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Heathcliff tells Nelly that Isabella had the delusion that he was a chivalrous man, and he can hardly consider her rational for doing that. When she thought he was in love with her, nothing could...

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In the conclusion of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, the tragedies, the wrong-headed decisions, the remorseless cruelties, the cowardice and judgmental rejection of past life at Wuthering Heights...

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In the first few chapters of Wuthering Heights, Lockwood acts in some capacity as an audience surrogate. He is an outsider to the rural setting, he does not know any of the characters, and, most...

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Wuthering Heights shows that, in the days of its writing, education is tantamount to opportunity. Each of the characters receives different opportunities, all of them stemming from their level of...

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In Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Lockwood experiences two nightmares while he spends the night at Wuthering Heights because of a bad weather. In the first nightmare, when he falls asleep at a...

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An example of dramatic irony in Wuthering Heights is when Heathcliff overhears Catherine saying to Nelly that she, Catherine, could never marry Heathcliff because Heathcliff is beneath her. She...

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Although Isabella casts Heathcliff as a romantic, Byronic hero whose hard exterior masks a tender heart that loves her, Heathcliff marries her to get revenge on the Lintons. He especially wants...

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Heathcliff is a villain in Wuthering Heights. He is a sympathetic villain, but nevertheless a villain. Bronte builds our sympathy for him by allowing us to catch glimpses of his childhood, and we...

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In the final three chapters of Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, readers find out the resolution to the story. Lockwood returns to Thrushcross Grange later in the year after Linton's death and...

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Hindley is insanely jealous of Heathcliff. He resents the fact that his father treats this dark, brooding creature, this "imp of Satan," like he's the Prodigal Son. Hindley has some major hang-ups;...

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The title Wuthering Heights symbolizes contrasting themes of freedom and nature versus darkness and gloom. Initially, it symbolizes joy in the beauty of the outdoors and nature unfettered from...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2020, 11:45 am (UTC)

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There is certainly lots of truth in this statement. Love and revenge are two of the key themes in this novel that result in its plot and the way in which Heathcliff sets out to seemingly take over...

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This incident can be found in Chapter Fourteen of this great novel, and is actually narrated to Nelly Dean by Heathcliff when he describes how Isabella foolishly decided to elope with him....

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The superficial answer to this question is no, they did not sleep together. Readers are never explicitly told that Catherine and Heathcliff are sexually involved. They separate when they are both...

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The houses to which you refer are Wuthering Heights, home of the Earnshaw family, and Thrushcross Grange, home of the Linton family. Both houses are family estates located in the Yorkshire moors...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2011, 1:01 am (UTC)

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Catherine loves Heathcliff, but feels like he could never provide for her socially and financially the way that she feels she deserves. She proclaims that she would be nothing but a beggar if she...

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Heathcliff succeeds in avenging himself against Hindley, who degraded him so much that Catherine could not think of marrying him. Hindley, an alcoholic, is addicted to gambling by the time...

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Heathcliff is undoubtedly one of the most complex characters in English literature, and that is that makes him so singularly unforgettable. A powerful force of nature, a dark brooding presence who...

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Revenge is everywhere in Wuthering Heights. Hindley gets his revenge on Heathcliff for taking his place at Wuthering Heights by denying him a chance to get an education. Heathcliff pays Hindley...

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Chapters 22–28 of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights include numerous literary devices. Among them are simile, metaphor, hyperbole, and allusion. A simile is a comparison for effect of unlike things...

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For such a passionate and intense story of love and revenge, Wuthering Heights has a happy and peaceful ending. That is the purpose of the closing scene. Mr. Lockwood has just finished learning...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2010, 11:12 pm (UTC)

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This is an interesting question, especially as it is complicated by the fact that most of our information about the older Catherine Linton comes from Nelly Dean, a classic unreliable source. If we...

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Although the novel does challenge the social standards of time - particularly class structure - Bronte focuses less on the society and more on the individual. Particularly, Bronte uses the novel...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2008, 11:20 am (UTC)

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The sociable Mr. Lockwood, isolated on the moors, wants to think well of his landlord, Mr. Heathcliff. Therefore, contrary to all the evidence before him, he decides at first that Heathcliff is...

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Heathcliff elopes with Isabella to hurt Edgar and to avenge himself against Catherine's marrying Edgar Linton, whom he detests. By marrying Isabella, Heathcliff also gains power over her and...

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is a prime example of the Gothic romance genre. As stated above, the presence of the supernatural, isolated settings, and the drama surrounding the characters'...

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Heathcliff leaves Wuthering Heights as a poor stable-lad and returns three years later as a wealthy gentleman. It is never explained what he did during this time or how he made his money, and the...

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Wuthering Heights is a love story. In it, Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff grow up together in a dysfunctional household marked by physical abuse and alcoholism. They often escape together to...

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Heathcliff outlives his beloved Catherine by several decades. Throughout that time he is angry and tortured by the loss. He is determined to destroy the families he feels have destroyed Catherine...

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One of Bronte's many writing talents was her particular use of language. The tone is a description of the speaker's attitude towards his subject, and is best described by an adjective. The tone in...

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The wild moors that surround Wuthering Heights represent freedom for the young Catherine and Heathcliff. The two grow up, especially after old Mr. Earnsahw dies, in a dysfunctional and violent...

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Social class and class ambiguity become obstacles to true love in the novel. One example—the chief example—is the love Catherine and Heathcliff share. Catherine would like to marry Heathcliff but...

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Heathcliff is one of the most villainous characters in all of literature. He is referred to as a devil over and over again throughout Wuthering Heights. When he is first adopted by the...

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Isabella writes a letter to Nelly after she has eloped with Heathcliff and gone with him to Wuthering Heights. She is appalled by the conditions she finds there, and horrified at the diabolic...

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Mrs. Ellen Dean, called Nelly, feels a certain amount of guilt regarding Heathcliff because she did not like Heathcliff when they were young (she is only about three years older than him), and she...

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Heathcliff does indeed love Catherine. She is his soulmate, united to him in eternity. Theirs is no mere earthly love; in true Romantic fashion, it is positively transcendent, soaring high above...

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Bronte's treatment of women in Wuthering Heights is unusual for the time period (1840s) and defies typical stereotypes. The female lead character, Catherine Earnshaw, is an unusually strong and...

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Heathcliff embarrasses Hareton most by continuing to raise him in the fashion of his revenge. He is determined to treat Hareton, the son of Hindley, worse then he was treated by Hindley. Hareton...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2012, 11:34 am (UTC)

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Published in 1847, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights is a romantic novel with intricate ties to the idea of nature and the sublime. Developed through Romantic artists and poets, the idea of sublime...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2019, 5:41 pm (UTC)

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In the novel Wuthering Heights, Edgar Linton does love Catherine, yet he can never truly have her love because they do not share the passion she has with Heathcliff. Catherine will always be in...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2018, 10:39 pm (UTC)

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One way to approach the question of the "message" of Wuthering Heights is to consider the themes of the novel and try to find patterns of meaning between them. These themes include, for instance,...

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The character of Lockwood narrates the novel to us and serves as mediator of all that he hears from Nelly Dean. His narration therefore frames the narration of Nelly Dean (whose narration in turn...

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