Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Essay

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Wuthering Heights is a book written by Emily Bronte. The book talks about the dysfunctional years of the Earnshaws and the Lintons, who live in Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange respectively. Both are located in the moor, are extremely wealthy, and are, “…completely removed from the stir of society,” (Wuthering Heights, pg. 1). These houses could not be further from being alike however. The characteristics, as well as the characters and the level of class, show the differences very clearly. The location and exterior are the first differences between the houses. Wuthering heights is extremely gloomy and rugged looking. It is set on top of a hill, and has,”…Grotesque carvings displaying a wilderness of crumbling griffins,” (Heights, pg. 2). Thrushcross Grange, on the other hand, is located in a valley, decorated with flowerpots and curtains and wall to wall gardens. The features make the whole house look sophisticated and high in class. The interior also helps in contrasting the differences in the houses. The inside also has a key role in contrasting the houses. On the inside of Wuthering Heights, the furniture and decorations are described as primitive, with a, “…vast oak dresser and high backed chairs,” (pg. 3). Meat was hung from the ceiling, and there was a fire in the fireplace that, “Glow[ed] delightfully in the radiance of an immense fire,” (pg. 7). The fire could symbolize power and danger, and the inability to control the flames, or emotions of the people in…

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