Wuthering Heights: Change in Setting
In the novel Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, two isolated houses are highlighted because of their contrast to each other. The atmosphere of the two houses share similar characteristics as the characters that live inside and Bronte expresses throughout the novel that one will change in a difference of setting, but one will never change completely.
Thrushcross Grange is a lovely manor that is located among the grassy fields of the Yorkshire Moor. The atmosphere of the household is as refined as the occupants are. The moor has a calming atmosphere as well as beauty; this defines the fundamental structure of the Linton’s appearance. The Linton is a well-known family that is monetarily stable. The family of four is religious and attends church every Sunday. Although the children may seem polite and well mannered, they are also called weak and gutless. However, the Linton family was able to succeed in taming the vicious nature of Catherine Earnshaw. Although she came from a family that has no similar characteristics of the Linton’s, she formed an amicable relationship with the Linton’s. After a few weeks, Catherine became a refined beauty that held the same air of an aristocrat. The transformation that Catherine underwent solidifies that a change of location has the ability to change a person.
Across the grassy moors is the Earnshaw’s manor, Wuthering Heights. Although there are servants present (mainly Nelly and Joseph), the house’s appearance is unkempt and gloomy. This is completely different from the Thrushcross Grange, because the atmosphere is less
cheerful. The gloomy atmosphere is a result from the lack of jovial terrain. Unlike Thrushcross grange, Wuthering Heights is away from the moor and is located on top of a hill. Also, like the rocky terrain, the Earnshaw’s stubbornness is highlighted throughout the novel. Wuthering Heights is also a less refined version of Thrushcross Grange. The unkempt appearance...
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