Essay about Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte

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In Literature, the authors tend to create symbolic figures that the reader often catches, but it represents something totally different for everyone. The novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte can be characterized as Gothic Fiction with a hint of Romanticism, and the Victorian Ideal. The novel centers around a “gypsy” like kid named Heathcliff, who is adopted and raised in Wuthering Heights, where he endures pain through abuse, the ideas of revenge and casting it on others, and finds love but then loses it and makes another critical character suffer. How to Read Literature like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster explains how understand everything in a work of literature and how it ties all together. In the Chapter “Is that a Symbol” Thomas C. Foster explains how in every novel everything is symbolic, and everyone’s representation can vary. He also states that you cannot in down a single meaning even though they are close. If you reduce to one symbol then it is called an allegory not a symbol. Wuthering Heights has a great amount of symbolic value in the novel some of those features include Romanticism and gothic elements, and the Victorian Ideals. In Wuthering Heights you can say that there are numerous amounts of Romanticism elements that make this novel unique. Romanticism can be defined as emotions over logic, makes the character go above the society, and children are innocent until corrupt by their surroundings The first house Wuthering Heights represents romanticism,…

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