Wuthering Heights Chapter 1 Summary

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Wuthering Heights begins from the point of view of Lockwood, who is a man from the city who is running away after accidentally leading a woman. He rents a house at Wuthering Heights, which is located in an English moor and is constantly battered by stormy and violent weather. Lockwood is greeted by Heathcliff, who he judgmentally describes as a wannabe gentlemen. Heathcliff is entertained after Lockwood encounters his savage dogs. Lockwood later returns to Wuthering Heights during a blizzard and eats an awkward dinner with Heathcliff, Hareton, and young Catherine. Lockwood is forced to stay after being attacked by Joseph’s dogs and producing a nosebleed. Ziliah, the housekeeper, lets Lockwood stay in Catherine’s old room, in which he has a …show more content…
Heathcliff eavesdrops and hears this, which causes him to run away from Wuthering Heights and seek riches. Catherine grows sad over this and ends up marrying Edgar Linton instead. When Heathcliff comes back, he is rich and powerful. Catherine still has love for him, which makes Edgar feel insecure. Hindley lets Heathcliff stay at Wuthering Heights because Hindley has gone into gambling and wants Heathcliff’s money. Catherine is then forced to choose between Heathcliff and Edgar by Edgar as tensions escalate and results in a physical altercation between Edgar and Heathcliff. Angry at being forced to make a decision, Catherine locks herself in her room and starves herself for three days. During the time in which Heathcliff has returned to Wuthering Heights, he “falls in love” with Isabella in order to get revenge on Edgar. On the third night of Catherine’s exclusion, Heathcliff and Isabella elope. Heathcliff and the rest of the people at Wuthering Heights treat Isabella horribly and Isabella also becomes isolated from those at Thrushcross Grange. During this time Edgar also takes care of Catherine and nurses her back to

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