# Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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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...

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Bronte of course presents the homes and the environments within them in a very meticulous way in Wuthering Heights, particularly because the differences in the classes and their homes and property...

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Many critics feel that Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights is somewhere between a Romantic and a Gothic novel. Roger Moore writes, The lightning rod of this issue is Heathcliff, an individual who...

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Ellen Dean, or Nelly, is a trusted servant for the Earnshaws and has been for years. "Nelly is loyal but conventional, and reads very little into events, " says the enotes discussion....

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The polar worlds of Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange are reenforced by the appearances of the two estates. The Grange, and its inhabitants, the Lintons, symbolize conventional Victorian...

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In Heathcliff, Emily Bronte creates an exaggerated character prone to extremes. He is an excellent example of the archetypal "Byronic" hero, a kind of anti-hero who is isolated, arrogant, and...

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By referring to a plot map do you mean a map of the actual action - the events that occur in the house of Wuthering Heights? I guess if this is what you are trying to achieve you could carry on...

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We are given the answer to this question in Chapter Twenty Five of this excellent Romantic novel. Edgar Linton has suffered from a protracted illness which has kept him in bed for a long time. This...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Interesting question. You seem to be interested in the wider social context of the novel and in particular how women are presented, so I have included a link to the historical context of the novel...

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Mr. Lockwood infers that Heathcliff hides his true emotions. By not telling us directly, Bronte foreshadows later events and creates suspense. The book begins long after the events of the main...

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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...

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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...

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Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte is named after the primary setting in the novel, the estate of Wuthering Heights, home to the dark and heroic Heathcliff. The estate of Wuthering Heights...

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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...

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You seemed to have jumped to a conclusion here - are you sure that Catherine does not love Edgar? Chapter 9 is a very key chapter for this discussion, where Catherine discusses her proposal from...

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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...

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You have asked an interesting question. I guess we don't actually know whether Edgar Linton does know this or not - he is certainly not privy to the conversation between Catherine and Nelly Dean...

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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....

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Catherine decides to marry Edgar. She explains to Nelly that she would never marry Edgar except that Hindley has debased Heathcliff’s social status so much that she could not marry Heathcliff....

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One of the first woman authors who had huge success with a novel, but never wrote another was the famed author of To Kill a Mockingbird--Harper Lee. Lee originally studied law, but moved to New...

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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...

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I am assuming that this is a reference to Emma Francis' essay "Femininity, Power, and Romanticism" which is in Romanticism and Postmodernism, edited by Edward Larrissy. I am not sure; however, I...

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Though Rochester and Heathcliff are both brooding, passionate heroes, their stories have very different outcomes. Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre is a comedy ending in marriage, while Emily Bronte's...

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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...

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This is always a tricky question. Was Emily Bronte rough, rude, and passionate like Heathcliffe? Or was she kind, helpful, and sensible like Mrs. Dean? Or was she a religious fanatic who spoke...

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Some words from the book itself about Catherine: "wild, wick slip", "beautiful", "much too fond of Heathcliff." Her family and social status are very important to her, and her nature is one that...

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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.

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According to the Enotes study guide, "The story begins in 1801, as Lockwood, a new tenant in Thrushcross Grange, narrates the story of his visit to his new landlord, Heathcliff." So, Lockwood is...

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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....

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Your discussion post is a bit confusing. Are you writing a paper over the two Catherines in the novel and the significance of their having the same name? If so, and I'm only guessing here, then...

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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....

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The choices that Heathcliff makes in this novel are mostly the result of the treatment that he has himself received from various members of the Earnshaw and Linton family, which has produced in him...

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If you want to analyze how Heathcliff is a Byronic hero then stay on course with that. Or, you may have to divide your paper up into two sections if you want to go off about the psyche of women and...

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This has been answered. See: http://www.enotes.com/wuthering-heights/q-and-a/what-role-marriage-wuthering-heights-310743

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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...

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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...

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In Catherine's dream, the angels see her in heaven and know that she does not belong there, she belongs with Heathcliff so they cast her out of heaven down to the moors with Heathcliff. The dream...

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He is a polished gentleman with a handsome physical appearance. His eyes, however, hint that his looks are a cover-up for the anger he feels inside. Nelly is surprised when she sees him, and she is...