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  1. Emily Bronte and Wuthering Heights July 30, 1818 December 19, 1848

  2. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne • This portrait was discovered after Charlotte’s death in 1855. • Branwell Brontë painted the portrait. • Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell

  3. The Parsonage • Patrick Brontë and his wife, Maria Branwell Brontë, moved here early in their marriage. • Maria died when Emily Brontë was only three years old. • It was in this parsonage that the four surviving children--Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and Branwell lived and created those wonderful stories.

  4. St. Michael’s Church • Patrick Brontë was curate of this church for all of his life. • Emily and Charlotte are buried in the church. • Anne died while on vacation and is not buried here.

  5. Haworth, Yorkshire • Haworth is located in northern England in the county of Yorkshire. • It is characterized by rolling hills covered with heath. • The weather is very changeable.

  6. Yorkshire Moors • Emily Brontë loved the area around the moors and spent a great deal of time exploring these moors. • Heathcliff and Young Catherine do the same in Wuthering Heights.

  7. Yorkshire Moors • This slide shows what is now Brontë falls. In the book it is referred to as Pennistone Cragg.

  8. Top Withens • This is believed to be the setting for Wuthering Heights. • It is a short three-mile hike from the parsonage through the Yorkshire Moors.

  9. Charlotte Brontë • Charlotte Brontë was Emily’s older sister. • 1816-1855 • wrote Jane Eyre and other novels.

  10. Topics leading to themes in Wuthering Heights • Family history and family relationships and/or sibling rivalry • Romantic or ill-fated love • Revenge • Nature vs. Civilization (Culture) • Education