Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte: Literary Analysis

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Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights has a dark love story wrapped within its plot. It shows what things are within us and how everything in our life affects us for better or for worse. It consists of elements like ghosts, love, deception, and death. The novel shows how characters change throughout the course out the story.
The character Heathcliff starts out in the beginning of the story as a reserved boy who has no money, name, or family. Mr. Earnshaw brought him to live at Wuthering Heights and that is where his insatiable love for Cathy begins. It is almost as if right when Heathcliff and Cathy saw each other they were put under spell. He then grows up being loved by Mr. Earnshaw and causing mischief with Cathy any chance he gets. During this
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Wuthering Heights is placed into the genre of gothic fiction because it contains most of the elements it needs to be classified as one. In the novel, there is a great deal of death, gloom, romantic aspects, and fear. The romance between Cathy and Heathcliff is not the typical kind of love stories. It is embroiled with many twists and turns. The mood of the story is gloomy/dreary and it mostly never changes. Even the most joyful events are overshadowed quickly by despair. Examples of this include: Mr. Earnshaw dying when everything was perfect in Wuthering Heights for Cathy and Heathcliff; as well as when Hindley’s wife, Frances, died shortly after giving birth to their son. Many of the characters also developed dark emotions like anger, hate, and fear towards others. The hate and anger that formed between Heathcliff and Hindley started right from the beginning. It started as an annoyance and transformed into an unhealthy hate towards them. By the end of the story, most of the characters were afraid of Heathcliff and how he had fallen into a downward spiral of anguish and insanity. Gothic fiction is the perfect genre to describe the heartbreaking tale of Wuthering Heights that has captivated every one of its

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