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Shanon Harris Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë Kaplan Publishing 1847. Introduction. Though the book itself takes places in 1802, the majority of the story is told as memories from the 1770s.

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Shanon HarrisWuthering HeightsEmily BrontëKaplan Publishing1847


  • Though the book itself takes places in 1802, the majority of the story is told as memories from the 1770s.

  • The story takes place in Yorkshire in mainly just two houses; Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange.

  • The houses are located in moors, or extensive hills in which little grows.


  • Mr. Lockwood moves to Yorkshire and meets Mr. Heathcliff, thus becoming wondrous of his past.

  • Mr. Lockwood meets Ellen, a maid who knows the history of Heathcliff, as she had been his acquaintance since they were young children, and she tells his the story of the drama in which Heathcliff took part.

Protagonist / Antagonists

  • Heathcliff is the protagonist. He is a strong, dark, and ruthless man, with a thirst for revenge, and a passionate love for Catherine Earnshaw / Linton.

  • Catherine, the antagonist, is a petite figure, thought to have angel-like beauty. She, however, is elitist and pompous. Though she is in love with Heathcliff, she does not wish to be degraded by marrying him.

Minor Characters

  • Nelly Dean is a maid throughout the whole time over which the book takes place. She has known the family long enough to be considered a friend in some ways, giving her a source of internal knowledge as well as a part in the drama which takes place.

  • Mr. Edgar Linton is the owner of Thrushcross Grange. He is the husband of Catherine. He is a kind and loving man, willing to give anything for his wife. He however, is often upstaged by Heathcliff; Catherine giving more attention to this old friend than her own husband.

Minor Characters

  • Isabella Linton is the sister of Edgar. She is ignorant but learns from her mistakes. She does not listen to others when it comes to things she is passionate about, though she is polite and thoughtful.

  • Mr. Hindley Earnshaw is the master at Wuthering Heights and the older brother of Catherine. He is filled with anger and is often irrational, facing depression with drinks.


  • The author’s writing, though adding interest to fiction, was not successful enough to suffice for the author’s abilities. The situations were too improbable and the characters too rough. The story lacked moral. Though the story itself was not the best, the writing was done exceptionally.

  • Wuthering Heights, though strange, is a book worth talking about. It inspires a reader to think about the events within. The book, though powerful, has a lack of meaning. The reader goes through many emotions throughout the book due to the cruelty, hate and revenge. However, the author’s over expression is not bad in that they can tone it down, where as a deficient writer often cannot get better. It is unique and puzzling and does close happily.

My Opinion

  • Wuthering Heights was written brilliantly, full of emotion and detail. However, the dialect of some characters made it hard to grasp the meaning of what they were trying say. Emily Brontëadded just the right amount of both violence and emotion to keep a reader interested. The events in the story, though unlikely, are not so implausible as to lose the reader’s attention.

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