Comparing Nature In Wuthering Heights And Jane Eyre

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One of the most important themes within Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, are nature. Within both of these texts the Bronte sister’s use vivid imagery to describe the nature around them. In Wuthering Heights, the nature surrounding both estates is seen as mysterious, and a place where both Heathcliff and Cathy are able to explore the outdoors. In Jane Eyre, Jane is able to see freedom within nature, because she is often confined to being indoors, as well as not being allowed to have her own freedom. While these texts are extremely different, one of the most symbolic pieces of the text relates to nature. In Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, nature is used to symbolize freedom and escape. In Wuthering Heights, the nature surrounding the two estates is often seen as gloomy and mysterious. In the beginning of the novel when Lockwood initially goes to Wuthering Heights, he sees the estate as being decayed and decrepit. This is the first impression of the nature surrounding the estate, but as the novel continues, the nature within the next becomes more vivid and beautiful. When Nelly is describing the nature …show more content…
One of the moments were nature vs. superficial comes into play is when Heathcliff and Cathy are looking into the window of the Linton household, where they see how lavish the house is, as well as the two children fighting over a puppy. Heathcliff and Cathy are looking into the house through the window, which keeps them connected to the outside world because they are merely looking in. They laugh at the two Linton’s because they believe they only care about materials rather than caring more about the beauty outside and around them. This further explains the idea that both Heathcliff and Cathy are able to be more free within nature, because they are not bound to material elements that many are bound

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