Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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What feeling is portrayed in the first few chapters of Wuthering Heights?

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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 by the master of Wuthering Heights. Mr. Lockwood visits his landlord, Mr. Heathcliff, shortly after arriving at Thrushcross Grange. Lockwood is immediately put off by Heathcliff's surly demeanour. Rather than greet his tenant in a polite and customary way, Heathcliff is rude and distrusting toward Lockwood, placing him in a room filled with snarling hound dogs.

On an afternoon shortly after, Lockwood pays another visit to Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff is not at home, and Mr. Lockwood finds a young...

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