From left to right: Anne, Emily and Charlotte.
Plot[ edit ] Opening chapters 1 to 3 [ edit ] InLockwooda wealthy young man from the South of England, who is seeking peace and recuperation, rents Thrushcross Grange in Yorkshire.
He visits his landlordHeathcliffwho lives in a remote moorland farmhouse, Wuthering Heights. There Lockwood finds an odd assemblage: Heathcliff, who seems to be a gentleman, but his manners are uncouth; the reserved mistress of the house, who is in her mid-teens; and a young man, who seems to be a member of the family, yet dresses and speaks as if he is a servant.
Snowed in, Lockwood is grudgingly allowed to stay and is shown to a bedchamber, where he notices books and graffiti left by a former inhabitant named Catherine. He falls asleep and has a nightmare, in which he sees the ghostly Catherine trying to enter through the window.
He cries out in fear, rousing Heathcliff, who rushes into the room.
Lockwood is convinced that what he saw was real. Heathcliff, believing Lockwood to be right, examines the window and opens it, hoping to allow Catherine's spirit to enter.
When nothing happens, Heathcliff shows Lockwood to his own bedroom and returns to keep watch at the window. At sunrise, Heathcliff escorts Lockwood back to Thrushcross Grange.
After his visit to the Heights, Lockwood becomes ill and is confined to his bed for some length of time. The Grange housekeeper, Ellen Nelly Deanwho is looking after him, tells him the story of the family at the Heights during his convalescence. Heathcliff's childhood chapters 4 to 17 [ edit ] Thirty years earlier, the owner of Wuthering Heights was Mr.
Earnshaw, who lived with his son Hindley and younger daughter Catherine. On a trip to LiverpoolEarnshaw encounters a homeless boy, described as a "dark-skinned gypsy in aspect".
He adopts the boy and names him Heathcliff. Hindley feels that Heathcliff has supplanted him in his father's affections and becomes bitterly jealous. Catherine and Heathcliff become friends and spend hours each day playing on the moors.
Three years later Earnshaw dies, and Hindley becomes the landowner; he is now master of Wuthering Heights.
He returns to live there with his new wife, Frances. He allows Heathcliff to stay, but only as a servant, and regularly mistreats him. After being discovered, they try to run away, but are caught. Catherine is injured by the Lintons' dog and taken into the house to recuperate, while Heathcliff is sent home.
Catherine stays with the Lintons. The Lintons are landed gentryand Catherine is influenced by their elegant appearance and genteel manners. When she returns to Wuthering Heights, her appearance and manners are more ladylike, and she laughs at Heathcliff's unkempt appearance.
The next day, knowing that the Lintons are to visit, Heathcliff, upon Nelly's advice, tries to dress up, in an effort to impress Catherine, but he and Edgar get into an argument, and Hindley humiliates Heathcliff by locking him in the attic.
Catherine tries to comfort Heathcliff, but he vows revenge on Hindley. The following year, Frances Earnshaw gives birth to a son, named Haretonbut she dies a few months later. Hindley descends into drunkenness. Two more years pass, and Catherine and Edgar Linton become friends, while she becomes more distant from Heathcliff.
Edgar visits Catherine while Hindley is away, and they declare themselves lovers soon afterwards. Catherine confesses to Nelly that Edgar has proposed marriage and she has accepted, although her love for Edgar is not comparable to her love for Heathcliff, whom she cannot marry because of his low social status and lack of education.
She hopes to use her position as Edgar's wife to raise Heathcliff's standing. Heathcliff overhears her say that it would "degrade" her to marry him but not how much she loves himand he runs away and disappears without a trace.
Distraught over Heathcliff's departure, Catherine makes herself ill.The English novelist Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (), in its grim Yorkshire setting, reflects the original concerns of tragedy: i.e., the terrifying divisions in nature and human nature, love that creates and destroys, character at once fierce and pitiable, destructive actions that are willed yet .
Daphne du Maurier and the Gothic tradition - an article by Greg Buzwell. Article by: Greg Buzwell Themes: Literature –, Fantasy and fairy tale Greg Buzwell traces Daphne du Maurier’s use of Gothic themes, motifs and imagery, and shows how she was influenced both by earlier writers and by her deep connection with Cornwall.
Heathcliff as Byronic Hero of Wuthering Heights It is difficult if not impossible to find a character in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights that is % convincing as the hero -- until one applies the qualities of the Byronic hero.
This was not true enough to the novel for me. I didn't like that they painted Heathcliff as a beaten down guy, who was good at one point. When I read the novel, I found no sympathy or redeeming characteristics in the character Heathcliff or even Catherine.
The character of Heathcliff is a vampire who sucks the life out of everyone in the household at Wuthering Heights & its ne The story itself is unique & very original, a precursor for many Victorian thrillers and haunted house spectaculars/5.
One day, as Edgar Linton grows ill and nears death, Heathcliff lures Nelly and Catherine back to Wuthering Heights, and holds them prisoner until Catherine marries Linton.
Soon after the marriage, Edgar dies, and his death is quickly followed by .