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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte's

Presentation of the book Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte's, for Literature course.

Fernanda Thiesen

on 10 October 2012

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by Emily Brontë’s Main characters Minor characters Maturity phase Cathy Linton Linton Heatcliff Hareton Earnshaw The Daughter of Catherine and Edgar Linton

She shares many of the personality traits that her mother had, such as being stubborn and arrogant.

Being raised by her father seems to have made her into a gentler and more compassionate person than her mother.

She is used by Heathcliff to gain control of Thrushcross Grange. The Son of Hethcliff and Isabella, Edgar's younger Sister.

He is constantly ill and a demanding, sniveling brat.

He is only used by Heathcliff as a means of gaining control over Thrushcross Grange. There is no love between him and his father. The Son of Hindley and Fances Earnshaw

He is raised by Heathcliff after Hindley's death, but he is left uneducated and is a robbed victim without realizing it. Mr Lockwood

After hearing most of the History of the inhabitants of Wuthering Heights, Lockwood returns to London, but goes back to Thrushcross Grange for a night and then learns of Heathcliff's fate. Hindley Earnshaw The Son of Mr. and Mrs. Earnshaw.
After his father's death, Hindley becomes the master of Wuthering Heights, along with his wife Frances.
Frances dies giving birth to a Son who is named Hareton and this leads to Hindley's fall into Alcoholism.
He then treats Heathcliff cruelly and abusively until Heathcliff runs away.
After Heathcliff's return, he gains power over Hindley by lending him money and causing him to become indebted. Ellen Dean She grew up alongside Hindley, Catherine, and Heathcliff. She is normally referred to as Nelly.

She witnessed most of the story firsthand and is greatly involved in it.

Nelly is one of the two narrators of the novel and her relation with all the characters in it makes her narration much more in depth and detailed. Isabela Linton Isabella - Edgar's Sister, Heathcliff's Wife, and the Mother of Linton. She is treated very cruelly by Heathcliff until she escapes him Heathcliff Heathcliff is an orphan taken to Wuthering Heights and adopted by Mr. Earnshaw.

He was adored by Mr. Earnshaw, abused by Hindley, and in love with Catherine.

He mysteriously acquires great wealth and then proceeds to exact revenge on those who have wronged him.

He is a fierce, powerful, and often cruel man. Edgar Linton The Son of Mr. and Mrs. Linton.

He is well brought up, grows into a proper gentleman, and also becomes a loving, caring, tender, and constant husband and father.

His gentlemanly characteristics along with his tendency to behave somewhat cowardly though leave him at the merciless power of Heathcliff. Catherine Earnshaw The Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earnshaw who falls in love with Heathcliff.

Even though she loves Heathcliff, she decides that she would be better off marrying Edgar Linton.

She brings pain and suffering to both men who love her deeply. Wuthering Heights Eliana Bär
Fabiana Nabas Fernanda T. Matos
Patrícia Sampert 1818 1835 Emily Brontë was
born on 30 July 1820 2 years old
moved to Haworth 3 years old
her mother died 6 years old
The kids were sent to Cowan Bridge School where died her 2 eldest sisters 1824 17 years old
attended the Roe Head girls' school but came home after 3 months 1839 21 years old
became teacher at Law Hill School 1842 24 years old
attended a girls' academy and came back home because of her aunt’s death 28 years old
the sister’s poems were published “Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell” 1846 1847 29 years old
Emily published her single novel, “Wuthering Heights” 1848 30 years old
she died of tuberculosis (December, 19th) Biography of the author Literary context Wuthering Heights was published in the beginning of the Victorian Age, a historical period that covers the reign of Queen Victoria, from 1837 to 1901. This period, XIX century, was marked by the wealth provided by the Industrial Revolution in one hand, and, on the other hand, by the oppression of the working class. It is important to say that in the time of the publication of the book, the British literature still was under the Romantic Movement influence, that last from 1798 to about 1837, Pre-Victorian Age. This movement was affected by the historical events of the American and French Revolutions and the Napoleonic Wars. besides that, the sympathetic to the democratic ideals coming from America, and to the french fight for “liberty, equality and fraternity” were very important to the literature of those times. In this sense Romantic writing "would directly and indirectly address issues related to political and economic justice and also, to the transformation of social and cultural practices" (CORRÊA e BECK, 2012). The novel is situated, more specifically, into the Early Victorian Period (1830-70), which is marked by economic transformation and by social reform, being characterized by a great migration from countryside to the cities and, consequently, by a changing from agricultural style to industrial. This period was also marked by unemployment, poverty and social rebellions. In this period, these characteristics were constantly pointed in the literature, that was especially concerned with those social issues, and also with the industrialization process and the scientific discoveries of that time. Summary of the book 1801 Mr Lockwood

The history as told by Nelly Dean Childhood Heatcliff arrival


Rivalry The Lintons First meeting

Two year later

Heatcliff disappears Catherine dies "And I pray one prayer—I repeat it till my tongue stiffens—Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living; you said I killed you—haunt me, then! The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!’" The next generation Cathy Linton

Linton Heatcliff

Hareton Earnshaw Twelve years later Cathy marries Linton

Linton dies

Cathy falls in love by Hareton The storm Heatcliff is back and rich

He visits Catherine often

He flees with Isabella And what about Heatcliff???? He finally found his love! Critical appraisal *Characteristics
*Reviews from 1847 and 1848
*Themes “Attempt to give novelty and interest to fiction, by resorting to those singular 'characters' that used to exist everywhere” (Unkwon, 18 dec 1987) “the incidents are too coarse and disagreeable to be attractive” (Unkwon 18 dec 1987) “It is not without evidences of considerable power: but, as a whole, it is wild, confused, disjointed, and improbable” *(Examiner 8 jan 1848) “We detest the affectation and effeminate frippery which is but too frequent in the modern novel, and willingly trust ourselves with an author who goes at once fearlessly into the moors and desolate places, for his heroes; ” *(Examiner 8 jan 1848) “brutal cruelty, and semi-savage love” (Newspaper 15 January 1848) “In Wuthering Heights the reader is shocked, disgusted, almost sickened by details of cruelty, inhumanity, and the most diabolical hate and vengeance, and anon come passages of powerful testimony to the supreme power of love—even over demons in the human form” (Newspaper 15 January 1848) Characteristics
- Conflicted with the moral conceptions of that time.
- Distanced from the Victorian tradition.
- Mixture of Romanticism and Realism.
- Expressed her disagreement against the society through the characters. - Human Nature
- "Love", Passion, Obsession, Hate, Revenge
- Social Prejudice
- Women's Oppression References BRONTË, Emily. Wuthering Heights. Published in Penguin Popular Classics 1994, Great Britain. Centro Studi La Runa. Retrieved from <http://www.centrostudilaruna.it/romantic-period-in-england.html> Accessed in October, 2012.
CORRÊA, D. de M; BECK, Mi. S. 7º período: literatura inglesa I. Florianópolis : UFSC/CCE/LLE, 2012.
Emily Brontë. Retrieved from <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Bront%C3%AB> Accessed in October, 2012.
The Bronte Parsonage Museum and Bronte Society. Retrieved from <http://www.bronte.org.uk> Accessed in October, 2012.
The Reader's Guide to Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights”. Retrieved from <http://www.wuthering-heights.co.uk>. Accessed in October, 2012. Lockwood is sort of an outsider as he is not native of either Wuthering Heights or Thrushcross Grange. Lockwood is the tenant of Thrushcross Grange at the beginning of the novel and he is the one who asks Nelly to tell him of the people of Wuthering Heights. He is the other narrator of the novel. He is good-hearted and ready for self-improvement, though he does have a quick temper. THEMES
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