Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

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Both lived in Wuthering Heights, until Catherine went away to Thrushcross Grange and came back a changed person. The settings of Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights, throughout the novel help to display the emotions of the story, and shape the image of the people who live within them.
The setting helps to describe aspects of the novel in greater depth. One of the first scenes of Wuthering Heights was described as being chaotic. The calamity was felt through the appearance of the dogs, “half-a-dozen four-footed fiends, of various sizes and ages,” and Heathcliff’s yells, as well as the harsh attitude of the people in the house. These events emphasized the seemingly rudimentary character of the estate. Wuthering Heights has an appearance of openness to the world as if its owner does not wish to hide the unsightly parts of the house. “its entire anatomy lay bare to an inquiring eye, except where a frame of wood laden with oatcakes, and clusters of legs of beef, mutton and ham, concealed it.” This suggests that the owner, in this case Heathcliff, may think that these parts of the house add to its character and to cover them up would be to falsely present the house. Heathcliff, himself, does not hide his unrefined nature and his home reflects this aspect of his personality. This honesty in presentation exemplifies the image of Wuthering Heights as a rustic manor…

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