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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights, a story of love and vengeance between two families for

two generations. The Earnshaw family of Wuthering Heights, the Lintons of

Thrushcross Grange, and the woman that stands between them, Nelly. These

two families joined by love but separated by Heathcliff's desire for vengeance

against Edgar Linton who married the women he loves, Catherine. Wuthering

Heights takes you on a ride through two generations seen through the eyes of

one women, Ellen Dean (Nelly) telling the story to one man, Mr. Lockwood. Emily

BrontÐ"« depicted wonderfully the dark nature of mankind brought out by their

unforgiving nature and their desire for revenge.

The story starts off with Mr. Lockwood going to Heathcliff's house in

Wuthering Heights interested in buying Thrushcross Grange. Mr. Lockwood

meeting hostility in the house, had to stay overnight at the house because of

dense fog. When Mr. Lockwood went to sleep, he made a encounter with a

ghost in his dreams signaling the start of this wonderful story. Wuthering Heights

is the home to Mr. Earnshaw, Hindley, Joseph, Nelly, Heathcliff and Catherine.

At Thrushcross Grange, consisted of the Lintons with two children name Edgar

and Isabel. The plot in this story starts off simple as the reader would think that

this story is just another one of those stories which the disadvantage guy falls in

love with the girl he loves and ends up getting married. True, but the plot that

built up this ending is what made this story truly special. The characters of Nelly,

Cathy (daughter of Catherine and Edgar), Hareton, and Heathcliff the villain

which we must all sympathize with is the most shining characters in this story.

Nelly, the constant character in this story, we all must admire because of her

morals and values, sometimes had me hating her mainly because I can

sympathize with Cathy at her age, being naive with love while Nelly refusing to

keep a secret between the two. Cathy stands out as the most strongest

character in this story. Her brightness, strong will and rebellious attitude outshine

her own mother in character. She stands in the middle of the quarreling between



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