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WUTHERING HEIGHTS

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Francesco Masciari

on 28 May 2014

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Transcript of WUTHERING HEIGHTS

CHARACHTERS
WUTHERING HEIGHTS
SETTING
beginning 1801
PLOT
THEMES
Heathcliff
- He is a foundling

-Byronic hero

- He falls in love with
Chatherine

- Vengeance

- Powerful, fierce
and cruel man
Catherine
- Daughter of Mr. Earnshaw

- Beautiful, spoiled, arrogant

- She loves Heatcliff

- Social ambition

- She marry Edgar Linton

Edgar Linton
flash back to the 1770's
PLACES
Yorkshire
TIME
- Catherine's husband

- Cowardly man

- The ideal gentleman

- Edgar vs Heatcliff
The Destructiveness of a Love that Never Changes
center of Wuthering Heights
Source of most of the major conflicts in the novel
Blameful love or romantics heroes?
The Precariousness of Social Class
Gentry class
Marriage of interest
The iportance of consideration of status
Heathcliff's death in the 1802
Wuthering Heights
Thrushcross Grange
Earnshaws
Lintons
London
After marriage between Heathcliff and Isabelle
ATMOSPHERE
DARK
Isabella Linton
- Edgar Linton's sister

- She falls in love with Heatcliff

- maltreated by Heatcliff
Hareton
Hindley Earnshaw
-Brother of Catherine

- He despised Heatcliff

-He abused the young Heatcliff

- He lapses into alcoholism and dissipation

ROMANTICISM
LOVE BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE
GOTHIC
REALISM
LOVE FOR SELF
NATURE
SUPERNATURAL ELEMENTS
SCENE OF PASSION AND CRUELTY
DISTURBING ATMOSPHERE
DETAILED SCENES
REAL WORLD SETTING
DESCRIBES CHARACTER'S MOODS
VIVID CIRCUMSTANCES
- The son of Hindley

-Catherine's nephew

- Heatcliff assumes his custody

- Good heart, desire to improve himself

MOTIFS
ROLE OF
INTRODUCE TO THE READER THE SITUATION
INCREASE SUSPANCE
MYSTERIOUS
characters, place and themes organized into pairs
bilateralism of Catherine
two narrator: Nelly and Lockwood
Doubles:
Repetition:
time seems to run in cycle
name recycled
The Conflict Between Nature and Culture
Earnshaw
Catherine and Heathcliff governed by passion
Wuthering Heights symbolize wildeness
Linton
culture, refinement, convention and cultivation
Thrushcross Grange
SINISTER
Heathcliff and Catherine declare their eternal love to each other.

Catherine become ill and crazy, gives birth to a child: Cathy and, then, she dies.
Even Isabelle has a baby: Linton.

Heathcliff becomes the Wuthering Heigths' owner because of the Hindley's death.
12 years later, Isabelle has died, so Heathcliff takes care of his son, Linton Heathcliff, even if he hates him, just for a future economic interest.

Indeed, he persuades his son Linton Heathcliff and Cathy to get married so he can own both Wuthering Height and Trushcross Grange.

Then, both Edgar Linton and Linton Heathcliff die, his father does not care about it.
This is the point of the story when Mr. Lookwood arrives.

Cathy gets interested in Hareton, even if he is disacculturated.

Heathcliff claims to see Catherine's ghost and he wants to hug her one last time before he dies.

When it happens, he is buried next to her.
Mr. Lookwood do not believe to what the people say: finally Heathcliff and Catherine are free to love each other.
Mr. Earnshaw and his family live at Wuthering Heights.
Mr. Earnshaw goes to Liverpool and comes back with an orphan boy.

Heathcliff and Catherine are in love.
Mr. Earnshaw death: Hindley inherits Wuthering Heights and Heathcliff is treated as a servant.
Thruscros Grance
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