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What are the elements of Romanticism in Wuthering Heights? I'm writing a essay on Wuthering Heights and the romantic elements but I'm not sure how to go about it.

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The Romantics loved nature and thought it could uplift and redeem people. The Romantics also wished to convey strong emotions in their writing. They elevated true love above considerations of money and class. They focused on ordinary people, not royalty, aristocrats, and great military leaders. They developed the Byronic hero, an extraordinary individual tortured by his past. All of these elements can be found in Wuthering Heights.

Catherine and Heathcliff, but especially Catherine, are noted for their love of nature. They love nothing better but to escape their cruel social world to run on the moors. As she is dying, Catherine dreams that she died and went to heaven, but she missed the moors so bitterly that God threw her out on them, where she sobbed for joy. The suspicion is that her spirit still roams the moors after her death.

It would be hard to find stronger emotions than those expressed by Catherine and Heathcliff to and about each other. A great part of the power of the book is...

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