The Imporatnce of Weather in Wuthering Heights

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The Imporatnce of Weather in Wuthering Heights

In Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë makes use of atmospheric

conditions to emphasize events and highlight the mood of the characters in

the story. The Yorkshire moors are known for their harsh beauty and

sometimes desolate landscape. This theme of a rough countryside filled with

hidden beauties and seasonal storms fits well into the storyline of

Wuthering Heights.

The title of the novel and the name of the Earnshaw's dwelling is

used by Emily Brontë's to project the overall mood of the book. She herself

writes that the word "Wuthering [is] a significant provincial adjective,

descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station (the Earnshaw

house) is exposed in stormy weather" (p.2).

Many of the notable events that take place between Wuthering

Heights and Thrushcross Grange are accompanied by a change in the weather.

Emily Brontë uses the weather to show the beginning of a transition from

calm to turbulent events in the storyli...
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