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Wuthering Heights

Do you not want to also represent the moors? So many times Cathy and Heathcliff flee to the moors, play in the moors, and hide in the moors. After all, much of the gothic effect of Emily Bronte's...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2010 5:51 pm UTC

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The first thing you will need to do to create work on the postgraduate level is to sort out some factual details. The Gothic period was the late eighteenth century. Wuthering Heights, although...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2016 1:35 pm UTC

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As the previous post states, part of Heathcliff's anger at Catherine is because she chooses to marry the high-class Edgar Linton, rather than Heathcliff, who, as a foundling (perhaps a bastard) is...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2010 12:25 pm UTC

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I think it depends on whether you are a romantic or not. Heathcliff loses his desire for revenge toward the end and is determined to join his "immortal love", the first Catherine. You could then...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2007 9:03 pm UTC

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I will address your first question. I do think that Heathcliff was influenced by the violence and abuse he suffered as a child. However, that does not necessarily dictate what kind of person he...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2012 4:37 pm UTC

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Isabella has replaced her feelings of depression and despair with hate and revenge against Heathcliff. Heathcliff abuses her terribly after they marry, and suffering from his abuse causes her to...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2010 8:25 am UTC

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There are two ways to gauge the significance of passages in `Wuthering Heights. ` One is by examining the reception of the novel, the other by judging independently. For the reception approach, you...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2011 6:36 am UTC

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No one can deny that Heathcliff incites numerous cruelties throughout his revenge-driven planning in Wuthering Heights. But his character is not entirely without sympathy—after all, Heathcliff is a...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2019 2:25 pm UTC

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Wuthering Heights suggests that character is more important than birth or inheritance. Hareton is a perfect example of this. Just as Heathcliff overcomes his low birth to become master of both the...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2016 2:15 pm UTC

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The novel is set in the Yorkshire moors of England, even now the setting of the novel is bleak and rocky. The weather is wild and often stormy. Setting is extremely important in Gothic literature....

Latest answer posted May 26, 2009 1:16 am UTC

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Though very different from Cathy, her daughter Catherine brings balance between the raw savagery of Wuthering Heights when she marries the miserable Linton and then ends up befriending Hareton,...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2007 7:58 pm UTC

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Classic literature, while not always the most entertaining to read, often endures over time because in addition to having literary value, it reflects aspects of the human condition that are part of...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2012 12:02 am UTC

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One small example is that when when Mr. Lockwood tried to borrow Joseph’s lantern for the homeward journey, Joseph set the dogs on him. This is not a very Christian way to treat a guest.

Latest answer posted April 6, 2007 2:52 am UTC

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I have to say I prefer the version directed by William Tyler from 1939, with Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff, David Niven as Edgar and Merle Oberon as Cathy. The scenes of Catherine and Heathcliff...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2009 10:31 am UTC

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The emphasis on the natural world, the presence of the supernatural, the overarching idea of an indestructible human spirit and the general emotional angst of the characters renders Wuthering...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2012 5:43 pm UTC

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You have asked a big question here, so I will focus on one area of interest to both novels which is the point of view in their narration. I think it is fair to say that if you are looking for some...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2010 12:02 am UTC

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While Jane Austen's commentary on England's social classes in novels like Pride and Prejudice is often sarcastic, witty, or both, Emily Bronte's novel on same, Wuthering Heights, is haunting and...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2012 5:18 pm UTC

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You have asked a massive question here, so I will respond to one point alone and let others refer to the other issues you have raised. One of the key characteristics of Wuthering Heights as a novel...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2010 6:58 am UTC

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You have asked a big question here, that probably could be counted as lots of separate questions. So instead of detailing how Catherine acts with each of these characters, I will offer a few...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2010 11:01 pm UTC

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It seems to just be a matter of Cathy's caring personality winning over Linton's fear of his father. The only line that lets us know what happened is Nelly's report "She told me that her anguish...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2010 2:53 am UTC

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This is a long and complicated chapter that introduces us to the backstory of Catherine and Heathcliff and moves from the present to the past and back again. The chapter also introduces the idea of...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019 2:14 pm UTC

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There are a multiplicity of influences that converge in a child's development. The immediate factor of the child's upbringing plays a large role in their development, for it helps lay the...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2010 9:01 pm UTC

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Young Catherine has recently learned that she has cousins at Wuthering Heights -- Hareton and Linton. She meets Linton and they begin corresponding with one another. Catherine's father Edgar urges...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2010 4:23 am UTC

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The marriage of Hareton and the young Cathy Linton Heathcliff brings reconciliation and a happy ending to the novel, realizing the dreams that were destroyed in the older generation. Hareton and...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2019 1:59 pm UTC

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Nelly views Catherine as putting on her illness and attempting to gain the attention of both Edgar and Heathcliff through it. Due to her thoughts on this, Nelly ignores Catherine's rapid decline...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2008 4:58 am UTC

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Edgar Linton is changed by his love for Catherine, and is left arguably worse off as a result of it. As a child his character is established as weak and he is described in effeminate terms, always...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2009 9:10 am UTC

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Margaret Mitchell, whose great work of 1936, "Gone with the Wind" took her five years to write, never wrote another novel. Born in Atlanta, Miss Mitchell grew up hearing of civil war battles at...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2009 2:39 pm UTC

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Ironically, Emily Bronte writes of the sensitive Catherine's becoming ill and dying at a young age--a prophetic circumstance of her own life. However, since she had had two sisters die early and...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2010 9:30 am UTC

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In the opening chapter of the novel the power of nature is something that is described to us by the unreliable narrator of this tale, Lockwood, as he talks about the appearance of the house of...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2012 6:44 am UTC

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Catherine has been suffering and she wants Heathcliff to suffer along with her. In many instances in the novel, Catherine and Heathcliff inflict pain on others in order to achieve some relief for...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2010 12:26 am UTC

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In Chapter 9 we see the climax of the relationship between Cathy and Heathcliff up to this point. Having overheard Cathy say that to marry Heathcliff would degrade her, Heathcliff leaves the moors....

Latest answer posted August 13, 2009 5:48 am UTC

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For the time period in which the novel is written, marriage had more to do with social status and money than it had to do with love. Love was more of a bonus if you were lucky enough to find it....

Latest answer posted January 7, 2012 11:29 pm UTC

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It is clear that the central narrator, whose overarching narrative contains the various other levels of narration that are included in this novel, responds to the two central houses of Wuthering...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2012 11:52 pm UTC

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Lockwood is quite snobbish- He would much rather work with a more sophisticated and classy family than the group he works with. His behavior detaches him from the narration, as he can only explain...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2009 3:47 am UTC

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In this chapter of Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Edgar is gazing out toward Gimmerton Kirk as he states (somewhat introspectively) that Cathy is living hope at his side. When Bronte uses the term...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2009 1:35 am UTC

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Ellen Dean is an important character in Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte because she is believable. When you think about it, some of the characters in the novel are a bit crazy, not to mention...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2013 2:06 pm UTC

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