Descriptive Wording In Wuthering Heights

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Wuthering Heights:
In Wuthering Heights, the author—Emily Bronte—takes the readers to the Wuthering Heights mansion where they soon meet Heathcliff. It is in this story the reader is able to connect with Heathcliff and be pulled along with him through the events that he faces along the way. This is, again, because of Bronte’s use of descriptive wording when it comes to the main character and the land that surrounds him—the moors. The wording is so descriptive that one may feel like they are watching a reel of scenes before their eyes. Being able to be a part of and connect to the story and the main character, Heathcliff is something that happens easily when authors describe events and characters well enough—just as Bronte does in Wuthering
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In fact, Heathcliff’s character can be compared to that of the mansion and the land that surrounds it—wild and stubborn. This is because Heathcliff finds any chance to act out and be mischievous. For instance, Heathcliff convinced Nelly Dean and Cathy to walk back to Wuthering Heights. Once there, Heathcliff imprisons both ladies, hoping to unite Cathy and Linton, and force the two to get married so that he can make his claim on Thrushcross Grange. After doing so, he decides to spread a rumor in Gimmerton that Nelly and Cathy, “sunk in the Blackhorse marsh” (Bronte 212). This quote can explain the place in which Heathcliff finds himself, figuratively speaking. He wants Thrushcross Grange, but knows that if Cathy does not get married it will not be his so he decides to kidnap the two in hopes that he will get what he wants. So, he is “sunk” (Bronte 212) and is digging the hole deeper as he goes by being…show more content…
After going for a walk, he realizes (as he tells Nelly) that the night before he was on the verge of approaching hell, and now he feels as if he is closer to heaven (Bronte 255). The next day he awakes and refuses to eat at all, and even sees an apparition of Catherine (which confused and scared Nelly). Heathcliff even explains that he wants to be left alone, at which time, he locks himself in his room. He also explains to Nelly that, they should obey his wishes to be buried with Catherine, as that is what he wants (Bronte 255). The very next day, he locks himself in his room again, refusing to see a doctor and is not seen until the day that he passes. Nelly finds Heathcliff dead the next morning explaining that, “his face and throat were washed with rain” (Bronte 256). This quote is symbolic to the character of Heathcliff because it can explain the point that Heathcliff was at during the end of his life. His main goal has been to change Catherine back into the devious girl that loved him for who he was, but sadly, he did not get that chance. So, he was ready to pass away to be with her so that they could spend their afterlives together. The rain was able to wash him of anger, malice, and frustration, helping him harness inner peace, happiness and even excitement knowing that he would be reunited with his true love

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