What do Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange represent, and is their opposition reconciled by the novel's end?

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Wuthering Heights represents the wild and free spirits that the reader also sees in Catherine Earnshaw, Heathcliff, young Catherine Linton, and Hareton Earnshaw.  Wuthering Heights is a rougher cottage than the one at Thrushcross Grange which is more genteel. The characters who live at WH have the same rough edges.  Thrushcross Grange represents decorum and order more like the Linton family who lives there.  They are wealthier and more refined than those who live at WH.  One of the reasons Catherine Earnshaw Linton dies is because she was removed from WH.  She was like an uprooted plant - her home was WH and her wild spirit couldn't take the transplant to TG because the two places are so different.


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