Wuthering Heights - Binary Oppisotes

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In Emily Brontë's only book Wuthering Heights, her descriptions of the two houses Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange create distinct atmospheres that mirror the actions of the inhabitants that reside within them. Although they lie within miles of each other, they are two very different places. Never have two more opposing places existed than Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights. Wuthering Heights is a representation of uncontrollable emotions, lack of discipline and chaos. Thrushcross Grange is a peaceful, beautiful abode which epitomizes all that is good and lovely. The houses differ greatly in appearance, location and landscape, and the feelings and actions of the inhabitants within reflect the residence in which they live.…show more content…
Brontë has apposed them in every way, even the names indicate what kind of house we should expect. The beautiful and well-kept Thrushcross Grange can be viewed as a haven when compared to the chaotic Wuthering Heights. Wuthering Heights symbolizes the anger, hatred and deep-felt tension of that house while Thrushcross Grange embodies the superficial feelings and materialistic outlook of its inhabitants. The contrast between the houses is more than physical; rather these two houses represent the people which are living in them. Brontë made Heathcliff and Wuthering Height as one, by making both of them cold, dark, and menacing, similar to the storms which constantly surround both Heathcliff and Wuthering Heights. Thrushcross Grange is parallel with the Linton’s; who are of a welcoming and peaceful manner; who have had virtually perfect lives and who have been hidden by their parents, from the evils of the outside world. It is clear, that in Emily Brontë’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ both Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights are two very different places. While the Grange can be seen as beautiful and elegant, it can also be viewed as unnatural and materialized; and while Wuthering Heights seems unfriendly and unkempt no fair decisions can be made when it is compared with an impeccable,

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