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In chapter 16, Catherine has just died after giving birth to young Catherine, a puny baby that is born prematurely. Heathcliff has been keeping vigil outside of the house because Edgar Linton would...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2010 11:16 pm UTC

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The first few chapters of the novel detail Mr. Lockwood's initial impressions of the inhabitants of Wuthering Heights. Lockwood is staying in Thrushcross Grange, a nearby manor that is also owned...

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Status is of paramount importance because it determines the conflict in "Wuthering Heights." For, it is Heathcliff's status as an orphan and a dark, brooding child that ostracizes him from the...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2010 5:20 pm UTC

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Central to this Chapter is Catherine's description of her love for Heathcliffe in comparison with her love for Edgar Linton. She also justifies her reason for accepting Edgar Linton's proposal and...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2009 10:30 pm UTC

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An important aspect of this novel is the conflict that exists between nature in its pure, untrammelled form and civilisation. These two forces are symbolically pitted against each other through the...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2012 5:41 pm UTC

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The outstanding feature of how the story in Wuthering Heights is told is the use of narrative point of view. The story is a complex layering of narratives. First, there is Lockwood's rental of the...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2020 11:48 am UTC

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Writing a critical analysis of a novel is a complex and detailed process because all parts of a novel are to be included in the analysis. Points covered include but are not limited to point of...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2011 9:57 am UTC

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In the first paragraph of Wuthering Heights, Lockwood strongly approves of Mr. Heathcliff, his new landlord. He says, "Mr. Heathcliff and I are such a suitable pair," and then, in a burst of...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2016 1:45 pm UTC

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Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" ranks high on the list of major works of English literature for its powerful imagery, complex structure, and even itss ambiguity. This novel deals with the...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2009 2:56 pm UTC

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An early scene that is loaded with the potential for misunderstanding is the scene between Heathcliff and Lockwood when Heathcliff breaks into the room Lockwood is occupying for the night. Lockwood...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2012 9:58 pm UTC

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Wuthering Heights was not well received when it first came out. Victorian audiences, preferring depictions of idealized families of loving parents and devoted children gathered around a Christmas...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2020 12:51 pm UTC

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As Shakespeare once said, "the course of true love never did run smooth," and that's certainly one of the abiding lessons one learns from reading Wuthering Heights. Love is everywhere in the story,...

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

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Heathcliff's rivalry with Edgar Linton brings out his dark side. He despises him so much that he marries his sister Isabella simply in order to gain revenge on Edgar for marrying his beloved...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2018 9:56 am UTC

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Major:1 Ellen (Nellie) Dean: She is a major narrator of the story and shapes our view of the other characters. She also is significantly involved in the plot.2 Catherine Earnshaw: She is the major...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2012 10:53 am UTC

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I think probably the most notable example of elemental imagery, as you describe it, comes in Chapter Nine after Heathcliff has overheard Catherine telling Nelly that it would degrade her to marry...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2011 12:20 am UTC

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In Chapter 1 of Wuthering Heights the reclusive narrator, Lockwood, whose narrative contrasts with that of the retrospective Nelly, encounters on the seacoast "a most fascinating creature," whom he...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2013 3:18 am UTC

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The first book of Emily Bronte's to be published is titled Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, which she cowrote with her sisters Anne and Charlotte. It was as difficult to sell a manuscript to...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2008 10:24 am UTC

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This remark is made in Chapter Ten as part of a conversation that Heathcliff and Cathy have together about Isabella's obvious attraction towards Heathcliff. It is clear that Heathcliff does not...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2011 7:43 pm UTC

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Bronte portrays difficulties in the lives of women by showing how much power a husband had over a wife. This can be illustrated by examining the marriage of Isabella Linton and Mr. Heathcliff....

Latest answer posted January 23, 2016 6:17 pm UTC

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Charlotte Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights explores the theme of revenge in a number of ways, including the following: Hindley’s mistreatment of Heathcliff is partly a kind of revenge because...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2012 10:48 am UTC

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"Wuthering Heights" opens with the new tenant, Mr. Lockwood, arriving on a tempestuous night at the home Heathcliff. The location, Lockwood states, is a perfect misanthopist's Heaven: and Mr....

Latest answer posted September 19, 2009 1:55 am UTC

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I don't think Heathcliff is a fiend. He's not crazy, even if he does act unstable. He is stereotyped by most. I agree with accessteacher that it is hard to draw specific conclusions, but for...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2011 12:44 am UTC

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Lockwood's dreams set up the mystery of who Catherine Earnshaw Linton really was. They also heighten and foreshadow some of the cruelty that is evident in later parts of the book. For instance,...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2008 11:19 am UTC

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Heathcliff was abused by his brother from the moment he was brought to Wuthering Heights. This embittered him and made him lash out at many people. In addition, him and Catherine remained in love...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2007 12:40 am UTC

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Your question is very broad, and while the novel is usually not considered allegorical, the theme of culture vs. nature could be interpreted that way. The moors, associated with Cathy and...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2007 8:30 pm UTC

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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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The importance of the two homes in this novel is very significant, as they both act to help elucidate the conflict that occurs between raw, elemental nature and civilisation. If we start off by...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2012 1:56 pm UTC

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Most of the allusions are based on the folklore of Yorkshire, England. It was full of stories about ghosts. There are also references to Yorkshire rituals. Edgar's act of sitting up the entire...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2008 4:14 am UTC

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Heathcliff never really likes Isabella ever since the first time he saw her through the window at the Grange. However, he is delighted that Isabella has a crush on him because it might give him a...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2008 9:41 am UTC

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The central character of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights is very much a force of nature, a throwback to the dawn of civilization with his dark, brooding personality and his disdain for the niceties...

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After his rather odd first reception at Wuthering Heights, Mr. Lockwood who perceives Heathcliff as a misanthrope like himself, returns for a second visit from Thrushcross Grange having decided to...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2011 5:49 am UTC

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Heathcliff has been very angry and hostile during much of Lockwood's visit. When Lockwood dreams that a child has his hand and will not let go, he screams and Heathcliff rushes to Lockwood's room....

Latest answer posted December 13, 2008 10:12 am UTC

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Individual emotions and passions, particularly those of Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, are the backbone upon which the story of Wuthering Heights plays out. Heathcliff is well known for his...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2020 9:10 am UTC

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In a strange, roundabout way, it is getting bitten by a dog that makes Catherine Earnshaw more concerned with acting like a lady. In their typical mischievous fashion, Catherine and Heathcliff have...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2021 3:06 pm UTC

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Cathy's love for Edgar Linton is summed up in this conversation between her and Ellen (in Chapter 9): 'Why do you love him, Miss Cathy?' 'Nonsense, I do - that's sufficient.' 'By no means; you...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2010 11:12 am UTC

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As a boy, Nellie admits she did not really like Heathcliff all that much. However, when Hindley beats him, she is impressed at how quietly he puts up with abuse. This mistakenly leads Nelly to...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2009 3:30 am UTC

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Bronte illustrates the love between Catherine Linton and Heathcliff in many intense ways. As Wuthering Heights is told through the eyes of many narrators, it demonstrates that the love between the...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2011 11:21 am UTC

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Metonymy is a language device in which one part of the whole, or one thing connected to the whole, is used to represent the whole. A classic example is "the pen is mightier than the sword," which...

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The belief put forward in the question reflects the values of Nelly Dean. In chapter 7, Heathcliff is plotting revenge on Hindley. Remember, Hindley does not like Heathcliff at all. He thinks...

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Power and powerless are important keywords in Wuthering Heights. They refer almost entirely to domestic power in the novel, but that domestic power is enabled by the larger social system of...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2020 12:17 pm UTC

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Interesting question. I would say no, not evil per se, but rather the seduction of the wild, the untamed, and anything that goes beyond limits. In many systems, some of these things would be evil,...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2007 12:08 am UTC

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Your question really needs to specify what, if anything, Heathcliff might be symbolic of. Anyway, it is clear that this novel is driven by this central character and much effort has been expended...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2010 7:40 pm UTC

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One of the problems with Cathy is that she seems to be so unlikable, in spite of the fact that she is such a strong personality. The evidence for this is ample: consider the way she insists on...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2012 6:06 am UTC

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The house that Heathcliffe finally gets his hands on suits his character as it is perched very high up on the windy moors, exposing it to the violent elements whose winds, gales and glaring summer...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2013 1:11 pm UTC

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The novel was titled Wuthering Heights because much of the plot takes place at the titular manor. Cathy and Heathcliff grew up there and fall in love as teenagers. Cathy's childhood activities on...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2019 5:15 am UTC

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Death is certainly an important thematic element in Wuthering Heights. The first death to play an important role is the death of Mr. Earnshaw. Once Earnshaw is no longer present to protect...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2017 4:48 am UTC

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Perhaps the most prevalent of the Gothic traits in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights is the preternatural relationship of Catherine and Heathcliff, a brooding one of both passion and revenge that...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2010 5:51 pm UTC

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The evocation of the Earnshaw (and later Heathcliff) home life at Wuthering Heights upends Victorian ideals of domestic harmony. The Victorians worked hard to project an image of the family home as...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2018 1:38 pm UTC

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On the face of it, Linton doesn't seem to have much in common with his old man. He's weak, irritable, effeminate, and with his pallid complexion looks more like his Uncle Edgar than Heathcliff....

Latest answer posted April 11, 2019 10:47 am UTC

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Part of Heathcliff's passionate nature is his raving "like a mad dog," as Catherine has said in the novel. Heathcliff both inflicts pain and requests it (as he wishes for Catherine to possess him...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2010 1:51 pm UTC

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