Analysis Of Emily Bronte 's ' Wuthering Heights '

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David Yacoub
English 4AP, Per.3
RRS Wuthering Heights
Title: Wuthering Heights
Publication Date: 1847
Author: Emily Bronte
Nationality: English
Author’s Birth/Death dates: July 30, 1818 – December 19, 1848
Distinguishing traits of the author: Emily Bronte, otherwise known as Ellis Bell, had many siblings growing up in the isolated town of Thornton, Yorkshire. One of which was Charlotte Brontë author of the masterpiece, Jane Eyre. At the time of their publishment Jan Eyre was known as the superior book but over time Wuthering Heights has proven to be superior due to its elaborate and complex plot.
Setting: Wuthering Heights is set up with an outer frame being at Wuthering Heights with Heathcliff, Cathy, Hareton, Joseph, Nelly, and Lockwood and constantly reverts to an inner frame of the past. The main locations in which the characters interact the most is Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. The location for both houses is very isolated and remote, instilling a sense of longing in the characters. The setting plays a large role in the characters’ lives and helps develop them as individuals. The harsh weather in both these locations repeatedly parallels the emotional toll faced by its inhabitants. Wuthering Heights’s original owners were the Earnshaws later taken over by Heathcliff. Thrushcross Grange was always owned by the Lintons up until Heathcliff manipulatively took ownership of the property.
Brief Plot Synopsis: The story begins with Lockwood attempting
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