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In order to form an opinion about the plot development and conclusion of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, you must first examine the author's purpose and message to decide whether the story...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2019 7:27 pm UTC

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Near the end of Chapter Two of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Mr. Lockwood has entreats the master of the miserable house to provide him with a guide to show him the way back since the weather...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2011 7:47 am UTC

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After Mr. Lockwood returns to Thrushcross Grange, having visited a friend now far away, on impulse he decides to venture forth to Wuthering Heights, where he encounters an usual site: the gate...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2012 5:18 am UTC

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As very much a woman of her time, Brontë accepts that most people in this rigidly hierarchical society marry for the purposes of social advancement rather than love. A prime example of this...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2019 5:37 am UTC

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Very interesting question, however I would focus a question like this on how Bronte uses repetition in the novel rather than fate as a separate force. If you compare fate in, for example, a play...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2010 10:39 pm UTC

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As a child Heathcliff suffers from being the dark, orphaned boy that his father brought home to the chagrin of his son, Hindley. Then, as an adult he suffers the rejection of his beloved Catherine...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2017 2:05 am UTC

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Close reading simply means you read the chosen passage one sentence and/or word at a time—stopping to contemplate small fragments of the whole text. The whole paragraph that your section is...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2019 10:17 am UTC

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Edgar Linton represents civilization; he is the order to Heathcliff's chaos, and reason to Heathcliff's emotional extremes. Edgar is the "first man in the county" -- a rich squire whose house,...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2010 3:16 am UTC

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Well, I guess that depends primarily on whether you think that Heathcliff is a character that should be defended or not. This is rather a large question, and it seems to be related to the idea of...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2011 7:45 pm UTC

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Catherine says that Heathcliff and Edgar have broken her heart as she's dying because . . .they have. Wuthering Heights serves as a romantic template that is used to this day in modern work such...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2010 11:00 pm UTC

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Heathcliff is the Byronic lover, brooding and dark. Always there is this darkness and mystery associated with Heathcliff that is, as mentioned above, appealing to readers. More than anything,...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2011 11:41 am UTC

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In Wuthering Heights, Nelly has worked for the families for many years. She is one of the main narrators of the story and has, over the years, felt sympathy for Heathcliff, trying to protect him...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2013 5:42 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2016 10:20 pm UTC

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The amusing first chapter of this classic details the way in which Lockwood, as a southerner and therefore not used to the northern culture and life, misinterprets so much of what he sees in the...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2011 7:48 pm UTC

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On the contrary, it appears that the news caused Heathcliff to greatly clarify what he wanted to do. There is no sense that he became mad or insane. Actually, if we look at what he tells Catherine...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2011 9:10 pm UTC

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Heathcliff: The English heath moors were considered a wild, haunted, unforgivable and untamable landscape, and that fits very well with Heathcliff's character.Lockwood: one of the two narrators...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2008 1:18 am UTC

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Fascinating Question! Heathcliff's jealousy and possessiveness can be attributed somewhat of he, himself, having been a victim of the society in which he was born (male-dominated). We women tend...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2012 2:17 am UTC

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The structure of Wuthering Heights is quite complicated. It's natural to think about "duality" as a way of reducing this complexity, but it is a crude method, which will leave unexamined much of...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016 11:25 am UTC

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Toward the beginning of Wuthering Heights, a raging snowstorm strands Mr. Lockwood at Heathcliff's estate, forcing him to spend the night. Already disturbed by the strange goings-on at Wuthering...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2016 7:24 pm UTC

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I certainly would describe the sense of repetition and parallel situations that are such a characteristic of this amazing novel as part of its style. Let us remember that these aspects link this...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2011 5:51 pm UTC

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Catherine and Heathcliff had often made fun of the Lintons when they were younger. This is what they are doing when Catherine is bitten by their dog and must stay and recuperate at Thrushcross...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2010 9:59 pm UTC

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In the novel 'Wuthering Heights' by Emily Bronte, the character named Hareton is one of the few who displays any true emotions or feelings and also one of the few who displays any common human...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2010 6:06 am UTC

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Bronte adds elements of the Gothic in this love story as the couple appears reunited at the close of the work. The darkness of the setting heightens the scene when the little boy sees the couple as...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2008 8:32 pm UTC

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Bronte wants the reader to see Lockwood by the end of the first chapter as a bit of a fool who doesn't read situations clearly but projects on to them his own desires. He, for example, thinks of...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2018 2:20 pm UTC

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In Emily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff is at the center of the plot's development. Old Mr. Earnshaw (the master of Wuthering Heights) brings a seven-year old Heathcliff home one...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2010 4:31 am UTC

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Catherine and Heathcliff have a meeting in the kitchen of Thrushcross Grange. Edgar Linton comes storming in, leaving two male employees he has brought with him in the passage. He arrives as...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2017 2:34 am UTC

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Chapter three is pivotal chapter in the book. This is the chapter where Lockwood tries to spend the night in the crazy old fashioned bed that had been Catherine’s, sees her carvings in the window...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2016 1:40 pm UTC

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Wuthering Heights most certainly fits the bill as a classic example of gothic literature. Gothic literature is well known for its surreal blend of fiction and horror, with plot points relating to...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2019 11:09 pm UTC

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The type of narrative used in Wuthering Heights is called a "frame story". This is a very old type of narrative structure dating back to "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights". This technique allows...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2008 12:23 pm UTC

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You need to re-read the earlier sections of the novel that describe the character of Heathcliff before he left Wuthering Heights and before he really starts being abused and mistreated by Hindley....

Latest answer posted May 12, 2010 10:37 am UTC

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Unfortunately, the Romantic period is widely misunderstood by people not truly familiar with the characteristics of the period. Given that the word "romantic" is used in the genre's classification,...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2012 10:18 pm UTC

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The only people to attend Catherine's funeral are Edgar, her husband, and the tenants and servants at Thrushcross Grange.In her letter to Ellen (Nelly), Isabella begs Nelly to tell her if...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2007 4:30 am UTC

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There are a number of ways in which Lockwood reckons himself like Heathcliff, but he notes that there is a difference between them as well. In the first chapter, in which Lockwood is used by Bronte...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2011 11:24 am UTC

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Death has transcendent meanings in Charlotte Bronte's Wuthering Heights. In Chapter XVI, after Catherine gives birth and dies shortly thereafter, Heathcliff cries out, Catherine Earnshaw, may you...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2013 4:26 am UTC

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This quote comes in Chapter Twenty Seven of this excellent novel and is said by the younger Catherine to her uncle, Heathcliff, as he abducts her and forces her to marry his son, Linton. Of course,...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2011 5:48 am UTC

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Thrushcross Grange (even the name is evocative, inviting the picture of songbirds crossing in flight above a lovely "grange", which is an old name for a farmhouse, but by Bronte's time had come to...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2009 5:36 am UTC

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Cruelty runs through the novel. The cruelties Heathcliff suffers as a child and adolescent harden him. He is adopted, favored by his stepfather, and then, after the stepfather dies, he is abused...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2018 2:58 am UTC

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First of all, it is nearly dark when Heathcliff hears a voice from behind her. The voice says, "Nelly, is that you?" Nelly says, "It was a deep voice, and foreign in tone; yet there was...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2009 12:27 pm UTC

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Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights can be seen as a cross between a Gothic novel and a more typical Romantic novel, Gothic novels being a branch of the Romantic movement. Characteristic of a Romantic...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2015 7:43 am UTC

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Even the title of this novel - Wuthering Heights - sets the reader up for stormy relationships, unexplained behavior and antisocial extremes that will follow. Lockwood's description of the...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2013 5:23 am UTC

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In chapter 31 of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights we find Lockwood making an analysis of what he is witnessing from the members of the household. There is a particular interest in the character of...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2011 12:24 am UTC

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Nelly's preferences are clearly for Hindley, for whom she retains a childhood fondness despite his alcoholism, and most markedly for Edgar Linton, a person she appreciates as a kind and decent...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2018 1:22 pm UTC

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Hindley tries to dehumanise Heathcliffe. In the novel 'Wuthering Heights ' by Emily Bronte, it is not difficult for Hindley Earnshaw to dehumanhise Heathcliffe even further than he already is as a...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2010 4:27 am UTC

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Lockwood's dream of wrestling with Joseph and feeling rushed by the assembly who wielded their staves reduces itself to the mere branches of a fir-tree that rubs against the lattice of the window....

Latest answer posted March 4, 2013 6:03 am UTC

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Cathy is physically freed from the room in the morning, although she remains emotionally trapped. She is forced into marriage with Linton, & is not allowed to return to the Grange to see her...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2009 8:54 am UTC

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Three words describe Edgar Linton: civilized, parented, and privileged. As the only son of a loving family, Edgar not only was the heir to Thrushcross Grange (and therefore had a secure future) he...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2009 4:49 am UTC

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Catherine Earnshaw is the heroine of Wuthering Heights, even though she dies about halfway through the novel. Catherine is the daughter of old Mr. Earnshaw, who adopts Heathcliff and brings him...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2008 10:26 am UTC

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Catherine decides to marry Edgar Linton to escape Wuthering Heights. This is ironic, since it is the ultimate fate of her unquiet soul to roam those misty, muddy moors which brought Heathcliff and...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2016 5:29 am UTC

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The answer to this question can be found in Chapter Ten of this excellent novel. Isabella, having confessed her feelings in a very petulant manner to Catherine, then has to endure the shame and...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2011 9:09 pm UTC

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In Chapter I of Wuthering Heights, the narrator--a man named Lockwood--describes the section of Yorkshire, England where the novel's action will take place. He begins: This is certainly a...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2010 8:40 am UTC

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