Wuthering heights by Emily Bronte
Q:Write a paragraph on revenge, social class, class ambiguity, novels narrative structure, destructiveness of love destroy or rebuild, nature vs. culture, gothic theme, major conflicts in the novel, good vs. evil, passion vs. rationality?
A: Wuthering Heights is a tale of romantic passion set in the present 1801 however the primary story line has taken place years ago. I believe Bronte chose this date as it relates to its happenings at a time when the old rough farming culture, based on a naturally patriarchal family life, was to be challenged, tamed and routed by social and cultural changes these changes produced Victorian class consciousness and ‘unnatural' ideal of gentility." Most of the novel takes place in the houses Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange that stand alone in the mist of the dreary land thmat represents opposing worlds and values and theses houses create an atmosphere and a mood of isolation. The two houses are separated by the cold and muddy barren moors. The setting of the novel helps set a mood for the novel. From early on in the novel we learn of the differences in the mood and appearance of Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights each house symbolizes its habitants. Those at Thrushcross Grange are passive, calm and civilized and those in Wuthering Heights are strong wild and passionate these traits that crucially influence Catherine’s decision to marry Edgar so that she will be “the greatest woman of the neighborhood”. Heathcliff is the product of his environment. The residents of Wuthering Heights are that of the working class, while those of Thrushcross Grange were higher on the social ladder. The residents of Wuthering Heights aspire to be on the same level as the Linton’s. This is evident when Heathcliff and Catherine peek through their window. Wuthering Heights is always in a state of storminess and its surroundings depict the cold, dark, and evil side of life, while Thrushcross...
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