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Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights, a story of love and vengeance between two families for two generations. The Earnshaw family of Wuthering Heights, the Lintons of
Thrushcross Grange, and the woman that stands between them, Nelly. These two families joined by love but separated by Heathcliff’s desire for vengeance against Edgar Linton who married the women he loves, Catherine. Wuthering
Heights takes you on a ride through two generations seen through the eyes of one women, Ellen Dean (Nelly) telling the story to one man, Mr. Lockwood. Emily
Brontë depicted wonderfully the dark nature of mankind brought out by their unforgiving nature and their desire for revenge.
The story starts off with Mr. Lockwood going to Heathcliff’s house in
Wuthering Heights interested in buying Thrushcross Grange. Mr. Lockwood meeting hostility in the house, had to stay overnight at the house because of dense fog. When Mr. Lockwood went to sleep, he made a encounter with a ghost in his dreams signaling the start of this wonderful story. Wuthering Heights is the home to Mr. Earnshaw, Hindley, Joseph, Nelly, Heathcliff and Catherine.
At Thrushcross Grange, consisted of the Lintons with two children name Edgar and Isabel. The plot in this story starts off simple as the reader would think that this story is just another one of those stories which the disadvantage guy falls in love with the girl he loves and ends up getting married. True, but the plot that built up this ending is what made this story truly special. The characters of Nelly,
Cathy (daughter of Catherine and Edgar), Hareton, and Heathcliff the villain which we must all sympathize with is the most shining characters in this story.
Nelly, the constant character in this story, we all must admire because of her morals and values, sometimes had me hating her mainly because I can sympathize with Cathy at her age, being naive with love while Nelly refusing to keep a secret between the two. Cathy stands out as the most strongest character in this story. Her brightness, strong will and rebellious attitude outshine her own mother in character. She stands in the middle of the quarreling between
Heathcliff and Edgar while trying to meet her love, Linton (son of Heathcliff and
Isabel). Hareton represent the innocent lost in this conflict as raised up to be rough and tough while possessing a soft heart. His character is so intriguing to me that someone that can be raised up to be mean-spirited like Heathcliff can be such a caring and sensitive character. Heathcliff’s character was so hated that I
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