Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Essay

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is structured around dualities. Dualities, both contrasting and compatible, form the foundation for the major themes within the novel. By using opposites in particular, the author builds tension that serves as the blueprint in developing the plot and exposing the meaning behind the work. The dualities unfold the theme of love primarily by way of setting comparison. The places in Wuthering Heights differ in order to represent distinct literary ideas that exemplify the conflict that arises from dark, twisted passion. The two settings, Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange, though both grand and wealthy households, differ in nearly every other aspect. Wuthering Heights is very much associated with nature and the elements. Placed among the desolate moors, the house stood strong on a hill prepared to bare the expectedly harsh winds and stormy weather. “One may guess the power of the north wind blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun” (Bronte 4). The furniture within resembled those belonging to a plain farmer. It lacked a sense of hospitality that a home would normally, according to Lockwood, contain. The Heights’ external and internal hardness reflects the stormy and natural essence of its inhabitants.
While Wuthering Heights epitomizes the uncouthness of the natural state,Thrushcross Grange…

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