Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights Emily Jane Bronte, the author of Wuthering heights, was born on July 30, 1818. She was the fifth of six children of Patrick and Maria Bronte and the family moved to their house in Haworth(where Emily would remain for most of her life), with her family having a great influence on her life and work. During her life she encountered a great deal of death, firstly when her mother died of stomach cancer in September of 1821, leaving Emily's aunt Elizabeth to take of their household chores. Two of her sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, also died at an early age after catching TB after they and Emily and Charlotte were sent to a harsh school, Cowan Bridge. Charlotte also became…show more content…
Now a man he appears a gentleman but cannot hide his diabolical side "interrupted wincing". However he is in fact very intelligent and worldly. Heathcliff is very dark with changeable moods and is very threatening "walk in!" He also enjoys other people's suffering as shown when he come s to find Lockwood has nearly been attacked he merely says "the dogs do right to be vigilant," and is someone who doesn't like people "a perfect misanthropist's." His character is two-sided and although you hate the man who can show no love "not kept for a pet" you also end up loving his strong, romantic character and at some points even end up feeling sorry for him, such as when he over hears Nelly and Cathy's conversation. The idea of pairs such as these is shown frequently through-out the story. He continues to show his evil side later on in the story when he marries Isabella and torments her, just to make Cathy jealous. He is the way he is because of frustrated love and vengeance. In chapter one Lockwood describes Heathcliff as a "dark skinned gypsy…….rather slovenly, perhaps, yet not looking amiss with his negligence, because he has as erect and handsome figure and rather morose," this is interesting because not only is personality dark his appearance is also very dark and menacing. The opening chapter is a diary entry by Lockwood, the
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