Wuthering Heights

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Emily Brontë, known for her novel Wuthering Height, was inspired for her writing through her siblings from a young age. Brontë was born in Yorkshire, England in 1818. She had one younger sibling, Anne, and four older ones, Maria, Elizabeth, Charlotte, and Patrick Branwell. When Brontë and her family moved to Haworth in West Yorkshire, Maria and Elizabeth both died of tuberculosis. Emily was raised in the rural countryside in solitude, which provided a background for her Gothic novel, Wuthering Heights. When Emily, Charlotte, and Patrick were younger they would act out stories creating a fantasy realm in the rural countryside. (Krueger, Christine). In the 1840s, the three sisters, Emily, Charlotte, and Anne, had written poetry throughout…show more content…
Edgar and Isabella Linton are proper, spoiled, and civil. They are brought up from a very high class standard and are taught to always act with proper manners. Isabella later marries Heathcliff, which ends up ruining her life. Cathy Linton, daughter of Edgar Linton and Catherine Earnshaw, is sheltered from the outside world and compassionate towards Linton Heathcliff’s illnesses and Hareton Earnshaw ignorance in education. The symbolization of each settlement defines the characters that lived in those houses. These two settlements relate to how Catherine Earnshaw cannot choose between Edgar Linton and Heathcliff. She is attracted to Edgar’s social grace and civility, but also drawn into Heathcliff’s wildness. Also the two settlements relate to how Cathy Linton is gentle and civil to the two boys at Wuthering Heights, Hareton Earnshaw and Linton Heathcliff, who are both wild and manipulative towards her. The two love triangles, one in each generation, affect the Earnshaw and Linton families causing emotional, physical, self-inflicting, and psychological suffering
In the first generation of Earnshaws and Lintons, Catherine Earnshaw is the root suffering for Edgar Linton and Heathcliff. Catherine’s rebelliousness shows the feminist writing to Brontë in such a patriarchal society. Catherine is torn between her love for Heathcliff and also social acceptance. She realized that if she were to marry Heathcliff, they would be beggars and she would not live a first class
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