Familial Tragedies in "Wuthering Heights" Analytical Essay
Familial Tragedies in "Wuthering Heights"
An exploration of the theme of tragedy in Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights", including narrative devices and linguistic contruction.
# 50620 | 1,598 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2003 |
Published on Apr 18, 2004 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)
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This paper examines how Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights is a remarkable work of fiction in its painful exploration of familial damage. It looks at how in its unremitting darkness and in its insistence on the pain love brings, it is both a psychological treatise on the destruction of the soul and a story wrought by a novelist who writes with an assured, confident hand. It discusses the underlying themes of the novel as well as some of the narrative devices that Bront? employs. There are several of some significance. It also shows how Bront? employs a direct, first person narrative to great effect.
From the Paper:"Word must also be made regarding the happy ending of Wuthering Heights. In short, it feels contrived, though it highly satisfying. Through the unremitting gloom of the tale, day suddenly breaks! Hareton (for whom we have been cheering through much of the story) and Catherine are suddenly together; Heathcliff has at last, it seems, found Catherine's ghost, and is soon united with her. Mrs. Dean sits, "sewing and singing a song," (223) and all, it seems, is well. Even Joseph, whose presence throughout the narrative seems indicative of a certain dislike to overly-orthodox thought, seems as happy as he can be, with the rightful master restored to the house."
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