Wuthering Heights


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Title: Wuthering Heights

Author: Emily Bronte

Genre: Gothic realism

Setting: 1801-2, Yorkshire moors, England; last quarter of 18th century, retrospect

Protagonists and Antagonists: Heathcliff as a protagonist finds his antagonist in Hindley, Edgar, and sometimes in Catherine; Catherine as a protagonist finds herself to be her own antagonist, yet blames Heathcliff, Edgar, and Nelly; Cathy as a protagonist finds her antagonist in Heathcliff and, to some extent, in herself as well.

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