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Summary Of ' Wuthering Heights '

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Soham Warik
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Wuthering Heights
1). I felt interested in a man who seemed more exaggeratedly reserved than myself...He is a dark-skinned gypsy in aspect, in dress and manners a gentleman, that is, as much a gentleman as many a country squire: rather slovenly, perhaps, yet not looking amiss with his negligence, because he has an erect and handsome figure—and rather morose... I know, by instinct, his reserve springs from an aversion to showy displays of feeling—to manifestations of mutual kindliness. He’ll love and hate, equally under cover, and esteem it a species of impertinence to be loved or hated again. (Brontë 3-6) ~~ This passage from "Wuthering Heights" describes the mysterious Heathcliff, and his character and intentions. The passage conveys two different views regarding Mr. Heathcliff, a gypsy and a gentleman view. The thoughts of the reader just beginning to enter into "Wuthering Heights" as a novel and the thoughts of Lockwood trying to find out what the place is like are almost identical. Like Lockwood, readers of the novel confront all sorts of strange scenes and characters—Heathcliff the strangest of them all. People that have "sundry villainous old guns and a couple of horse-pistols" do give a gypsy feel. On the other hand Mr. Heathcliff is ,"in dress and manners a gentleman" with a "erect and handsome figure"(Brontë 5-6). The question then arises, is Mr. Heathcliff a gentleman figure or a gypsy figure.
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