WUTHERING HEIGHTS – Emily Bronte. best remembered for her only novel, Wuthering Heights. British novelist and poet . Emily was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell . . published under the pen name Ellis Bell .
Heathcliff- orphan, found and taken by Mr. Earnshaw
- grew up with Catherine and fell in love with each other
Catherine Earnshaw- the daughter of Mr. Earnshaw , fell in love with Heathcliff, but married Linton
Mr. Earnshaw- the father of Catherine and Hindley, adopted Heathcliff
Edgar Linton – the man to whom Catherine was promised
Isabella Linton – the sister of Edgar, who married Heathcliff
Nelly Dean and Lockwood – narrators of Wuthering Heights
Young Catherine – Catherine and Linton’s daughter
Linton Heathcliff– Isabella and Heathcliff’s son
Clash of elemental forces.The universe is made up of two opposite forces, storm and calm. Wuthering Heights and the Earnshaws express the storm; Thrushcross Grange and the Lintons, the calm. Catherine and Heathcliff are elemental creatures of the storm.
The clash of economic interests and social classes. The novel is set at a time when capitalism and industrialization are changing not only the economy but also the traditional social structure and the relationship of the classes.
Love gone wrong. Relationships in Wuthering Heights are like the moors: dark, stormy, twisted. Cathy loves Heathcliff but marries Edgar Linton. Heathcliff loves Cathy but marries Isabella Linton.
Wuthering Heights symbolizes anger, hatred and jealousy.
the materialism and superficiality
wide, wild expanses,
but somehow infertile.
Hareton and Cathy
symbolize Heathcliff and Catherine showing what they could have become if their situations were slightly different.
symbolize the manifestation of the past within the present, and the way memory stays with people, permeating their day-to-day lives.