Wuthering Heights Book Review by Peter

Wuthering Heights
This paper provides a synopsis of 'Wuthering Heights', one of Emily Bronte's classic novels.
# 97204 | 1,061 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | ZA
Published by on Jul 26, 2007 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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In this article, the writer examines the book "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte. The writer deals with the many themes reflected in this classic novel story, with a specific focus on Heathcliff as a major character. The writer notes that the novel deals with love, hatred, race, class, education, desire for power and revenge. The writer looks at Heathcliff as the vital character in the novel and deals with his cruelness and tyrannical behaviour towards other characters such as Linton, Cathy and Hareton. The writer notes that his strong desire for power and revenge lead to his manipulation towards the second generation of characters. Further, the writer points out that the setting of the novel reflects his characteristics.

Gothic novel
Second generation

Inheritance of Thrushcross Grange
Revenge on Hindley
Comparison between Linton and Hareton
Total control of the second generation
Factors leading to the characterization of Heathcliff

From the Paper:

"At this stage of the novel, Heathcliff married Isabella knowing that their child will inherit Thrushcross Grange. After Edgar Linton died, Edgar's daughter cannot inherit Thrushcross Grange. Linton Heathcliff is the only male left in the Linton family therefore he will inherit the house. Heathcliff does not like his own son Linton Heathcliff. He is using his son as a tool in order for him to take over Thrushcross Grange. He doesn't care if Linton dies, as long as he can take over Thrushcross Grange. This is an indication of his cruelness, even to his own son. Heathcliff wants to be in control of both houses as part of his revenge to Hindley and the Linton family for what they did to him when he was young."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bronte,E Wuthering Heights Penguin Group,2003 (Penguin Books)

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