Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

553 Words Feb 19th, 2018 2 Pages
Evil Emily Bronte’s classical literary masterpiece, Wuthering Heights, can more or less be viewed as a struggle between conventional, civilized human behavior, as well as the wild, anarchistic side that each of us humans possess, although subtly. Bronte’s piece can be summed up by the “good vs. evil” elements that include Wuthering Heights as opposed to Thrushcross Grange, Heathcliff vs. Edgar, and much more. These elemental set points lead to the conclusion that Wuthering Heights cannot be classified as a love story, as there is no ‘happy’ ending, and the heroine dies at roughly the halfway point of the book. This aspect makes the masterpiece an enduring Gothic classic, as Bronte is able to transform characters’ feelings onto paper, unmatched by any in the ‘dark’ literary realm. Bronte’s inclusions of aspects such as ghosts, as well as the tranquility in which the Grange brings are the set pieces that make the novel a battle between good and evil, rather than simply a fictitious love account that ends in futility. Emily Bronte seemingly uses the two estates as a means of setting the tone for the novel’s continuous battle between good vs. evil. In accordance, the two settings of Thrushcross Grange as well as Wuthering Heights establish the key elements of culture and nature, which in many ways ties in to the Gothic elements of the novel. The name given to the second dwelling, “Wuthering”, meaning extremely windy and turbulent, emphasizes the…