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Wuthering heights - Emily Bronte
Chapters 1-3: Mr Lockwood rented Thrushcross Grange (TG) and meets his landlord Mr
Heathcliff, who lives with his family in a remote farmhouse ­ Wuthering heights (WH). Mr
Heathcliff is a gentleman but acts rudely same with his wife. In the house there is also
another young boy who seems to be part of the family but is dressed as a servant. The
house is snowed in and Mr Lockwood is forced to stay a night at (WC). He sees books
about Catherine and has a nightmare where he sees he ghost. When back at TG he asks his
maid Ellen Dean about the family.
Chapters 4-17: 32 years ago when the Earnshaw family lived at WH there were 2 kids Hindley
(H)-12 and Catherine(C)-6 (the mother of the present mistress). Mr Earnshaw adopts a
homeless boy and calls him `Heathcliff' (HC). H grows jealous of HC whilst HC and C grow
close to one another.
H is sent away to college and when Mr Earnshaw dies he returns as the landlord with his
wife Frances making HC a servant. HC and C go to spy on TG and see the children Edgar (Ed)
and Isabelle (Isa) Linton. Catherine gets caught by a dog and is taken care of at TG for a few
C returns to WH looking and acting like a lady. HC tries to impress her when Ed and Isa
arrive but Ed makes fun of him. H locks HC in the attic and C comes to comfort him. HC
vows to take revenge on H. Frances give birth to a son (Hareton (HT) ) the year later.
Frances dies and H becomes a wreck.
2 Years later Ed and C become close and soon become lovers. EL proposes to C and she
accepts Ellen the maid tells C that she loves HC not Ed. C could not marry HC because of his
position and plans to use her marriage to Ed to raise HC's position. HC hears how she is
ashamed of his position and runs away. C and Ed get married 3 years later.
HC returns as a gentleman and C is glad to see him but Ed is not. Isa falls in love with HC.
HC despises Isa but sees it as a way to get revenge on Ed. HC embraces Isa causing EL to be
angry and C to lock herself in a room and she falls ill.
HC stays at WH and gambles with H and teaches bad habits to HT. H loses his wealth as he
has to pay back HC
HC elopes with Isa and they get married. Ed disowns Isa. HC arranges with Ellen to meet
the ill C. After their meeting C gives birth to a daughter Cathy and then dies. After the
funeral Isa flees with HC and they have a child Linton. Soon after H dies leaving HC the
owner of WH and becoming HT's guardian.
Chapters 18-31: 12 years later Cathy grows to be a beautiful girl who rarely leaves TG. Ed
hears Isa is dying and takes Linton with him. Cathy meets HT on the moors and hears about
WH. HC wants his son back despite Cathy being attracted to him.
3 years later he takes Ellen and Cathy to WH hoping that Cathy would marry Linton so he
could inherit TG.
In the next August Ed starts to die. HC restricts Ellen and Cathy from seeing him as he
keeps them captive in WH. Ellen escapes and Linton flees with Cathy to her father just
before his death. HT tries to be kind to Cathy.
Lockwood arrives at this point. Being sick he is tired of the moors and goes to WH to say
he is returning o the south.

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Chapters 32-34: In September, 8 months later Lockwood returns and decides to stay at TG
as his contact is still valid. Ellen is now living at WH and goes there to fill in the rest of the
story. Ellen had returned to WH to replace the old housekeeper. In March HT had an
accident confining him to the farmhouse. A relationship then formed between HT and Cathy.
HC then starts to see weird visions of Catherine and then dies after not eating.…read more

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The Maiden: (1-11) Tess is the child of John and Joan durbeyfield. The durbeyfields find out
they are related to the noble Norman family the d'Urbervilles. Tess briefly meets Angel Clare
at a May dance before arriving in a situation where on her way home she falls asleep at the
reins and the families only horse dies in an accident.…read more

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Angel and her younger sister "Liza-Lu". When they reach a resting point before falling
asleep she tells Angel to look after her sister and marry her when she's dead. Police arrive
and Tess is executed in prison. Angel and Liza-Lu holding hands go on their way.
"As Tess's own people down in those retreats are never tired of saying among each other in
their fatalistic way: 'It was to be.' There lay the pity of it.…read more

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Isabel Archer is a young woman in her early twenties. She was raised by her father after her
mother died when she was young. He raised her to become independent. Because of this
upbringing Isabel is widely read and imaginative. She has a reputation in Albany for being an
intellect and can seem intimidating to men. She is shown a few suitors and one of them is
Casper Goodwood the powerful charismatic son of a wealthy mill owner.…read more

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Isabel to run away with him. The next day he can't find Isabel, Henrietta tells him
that she went back to Rome as she is unable to break from her marriage.
"Lord Warburton was left standing with Ralph Touchett, to whom in a moment he said: "you
wished a while ago to see my idea of an interesting woman. There it is!"" 1
Isabel's originality and fascinating qualities are instantly appreciated by all three men; there's
something about her that really catches the eye.…read more

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Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.…read more

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That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these,
Because my love is come to me.…read more

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While they laugh, laugh at me, at me fled to the drear
Empty church, to pray God in, for them!--I am here.
Grind away, moisten and mash up thy paste,
Pound at thy powder,--I am not in haste!
Better sit thus and observe thy strange things,
Than go where men wait me and dance at the King's.…read more

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Structure: Each stanza is four lines ­ quatrain. Each stanza is set up as two rhyming
Themes: Jealousy, Revenge, Science, Death, Women and Femininity.
Key Analysis:
The woman's body has been taken over by revenge the same way poison takes over
someone's body
The use of "kings" and how grand it is juxtaposes what is shown as the atmosphere in the
The woman is seen as being rich with all the jewels she has.…read more


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