Emily Bronte 's Wuthering Heights Essay

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Usually, when a love story comes to mind, one may think of it as the usual stereotypical romance; both the lovers say “I Love You” to each other, face some type of conflict that may affect their relationship and eventually reunite with each other, living happily ever after. But in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, things do not run the way how a typical love story should be. Set from the 1750s, Mr. Earnshaw brings Heathcliff, an orphan, to his home of Wuthering Heights and there lives his children Hindley and Catherine. Heathcliff is left with his cruel, new master after Mr. Earnshaw had passed, but his friendship with Catherine, soon love, makes him forget about Hindley. Brontë exhibits that setting greatly affects a character both socially and physically in the novel. Heathcliff is one of the characters in the novel who is heavily influenced by the element of setting, which can be seen when the physical setting of where he lives resembles his own character. Society and the people around Heathcliff also has an effect on him, which Brontë later links on to Heathcliff’s motive for revenge. Finally, social setting shows how status can come in the way of Heathcliff and his love, Catherine. The area in which Heathcliff had grown up in reveals how physical setting reflects his own character and shows how the author implies her message of how a person’s surrounding can impact themselves. When Mr. Earnshaw goes to Liverpool for some work, he finds Heathcliff on the street and…

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