Analysis Of The Book ' Wuthering Heights '

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Section I: Significance of Title The title of the book is named after the house where most of the action takes place. In the beginning, Lockwood describes Wuthering Heights. “Wuthering Heights is the name of Mr. Heathcliff’s dwelling. ‘Wuthering’ being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather. Pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed: one may guess the power of the north wind blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun. Happily, the architect had foresight to build it strong: the narrow windows are deeply set in the wall, and the corners defended with large jutting stones.” This house is strong, because the people in it are not. Almost everyone that lives in the house goes crazy and dies. It is more of a prison than a home. Section II: Author The author is Emily Bronte. She grew up in a town that reminded her of Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. Her childhood affected the way she wrote her stories. Many themes of her work involve the supernatural. She wrote this classic novel in 1845. Section III: Setting The time is 1801 and what happens years before then. It takes place at Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. Even though these places are only a couple of miles apart, they are two very
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