Wuthering Heights Character Analysis

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In Emily Bronte 's novel "Wuthering Heights", there are two houses: Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights, both located in Yorkshire. The two houses symbolize the people living in them. Thrushcross Grange is home to the pure, caring, and well-mannered, and Wuthering Heights is home to the malevolent, cunning people. That the two houses are so different contributes to the author’s meaning of the work because the two houses are opposing forces and are what causes the conflict and plot the story. Thrushcross Grange and those who live there (the Linton family) are the ideal, sophisticated members of the English elite. In the society of the novel, where money and status are equal to power and respect, the dwellers of Thrushcross Grange look …show more content…
Edgar is very well mannered with little to no temper. His blond hair and more elegant and caring personality give him the positive position in the Edgar vs. Heathcliff vie for Catherine’s everlasting affection, while Heathcliff’s darker, more reclusive manner and black hair give him the seemingly negative bad boy image. Edgars looks and temperament is due to his being from The Grange and even Catherine’s stay there made her into a tamer version of herself. Whereas Wuthering Heights, “ 'Wuthering ' being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather", is a house that continuously experiences change and is being increasingly effected by the urbanization that is happening in the more industrialized areas in England. Heathcliff is a perfect example of how industrialization is effecting Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff was originally brought into the house after he was found by Mr. Earnshaw abandoned to the streets of Liverpool. Despite being taken into a higher society classed family, Heathcliff was not accepted by everyone because of his lower class birth status, until he went away and obtained a fortune probably through an industrial effort. Overall, Thrushcross Grange is represents the tradition and descendant lines, whereas Wuthering Heights is represents the progress and the image of a self-made

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