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About Emily Bronte:-
Emily Bronte was born in 1818 in Yorkshire. In 1821, her mother died and following the deaths of
her two elder sisters in 1825 the surviving children, Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell were
brought up by their aunt. They lived relatively remotely from the community. Patrick Bronte fostered
in his children a spirit of intellectual enquiry and a love of literature. They had access to his library and
Emily briefly attended school.…read more

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Wuthering Heights is framed by two narrators: Lockwood, who commences and concludes the
narration and Nelly Dean, who provides most of the narration. The deferred passionate relationship
between Catherine Earnshaw and Heatchcliff is the single dominating feature of Wuthering Heights,
driving the action of the novel forward in all its inexorable yet surprising directions. The dynastic
novel plots the intertwined fortunes of three generations of the Earnshaws and the Lintons.…read more

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Nelly Dean, the housekeeper moves with Catherine from Wuthering Heights to Thrushcross Grange.
When Heatchliff returns he is transformed into an imposing and compelling figure of a man. He
enraptures Catherine and captivates Isabella, much to the annoyance of Edgar. Heathcliff lives
alongside his former enemy Hindley at Wuthering Heights. Isabella falls in love with Heathcliff and her
perceives that she might well be his route to seeking revenge upon Edgar for depriving him of
Catherine. Edgar and Heathcliff argue violently, precipitating illness in Catherine.…read more

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The final three chapters of the second volume, mirroring the first three of the first volume, restore
the narrative to Lockwood, who returns to the Heights a year later, to find that Heathcliff has died
and Cathy and Hareton are enjoying a blissful courtship prior to their impending marriage.
Wuthering Heights timeline:-
1730 Joseph born.
1757 June ­ Hindley Earnshaw born.
August ­ Ellen Dean (Nelly) born.
1762 January ­ Edgar Linton born.
1764 July ­ Heathcliff born.
1765 May ­ Catherine Earnshaw born.…read more

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September ­ Linton dies.
November ­ Lockwood visits Wuthering Heights
(Chapter 1).
1802 January ­ Lockwood goes to London(Chapter
April ­ Heathcliff dies (Chapter 34).
September ­ Lockwood returns to Thrushcross
Grange (Chapter 32).
1803 1st January ­ Cathy due to marry Hareton.…read more

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Also know as: Catherine Earnshaw or Catherine Linton.
The first introduction to Catherine is an introduction to the signature of a ghost; her name is
scratched upon the window ledge of her former room at Wuthering Heights; because of her
supposedly ghostly presence, Lockwood experiences disturbing nightmares when he stays in the
room. We cannot avoid the figure of Catherine; it is carved into the very text. Subsequently,
Heathcliff is tormented by everything which signals to him his loss of Catherine.…read more

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Heathcliff is profoundly difficult to read as he has a mysterious capacity for self ­ invention, which
defies the conventional categories of characterisation in the novel. Heathcliff is the only character to
have only a singular name, which serves him both Christian and surname. This places him radically out
outside social patterns and conventions.…read more

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Edgar Linton:-
Well-bred but rather spoiled as a boy, Edgar Linton grows into a tender, constant, but cowardly
man. He is almost the ideal gentleman: Catherine accurately describes him as "handsome," "pleasant
to be with," "cheerful," and "rich."
However, this full assortment of gentlemanly characteristics, along with his civilized virtues, proves
useless in Edgar's clashes with his foil, Heathcliff, who gains power over his wife, sister, and
daughter.…read more



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