Themes in 'Wuthering Heights'

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  • Created on: 17-01-13 19:54
  • There is a theme of the confilct between nature and society/civilisation. It can be said that Heathcliff represents nature and Edgar represents society, Catherine has a conflict of choosing between the two. Wuthering Heights is desolte, untamed, represents nature and Thrushcross Grange cultivated and civilised 'glass drops' 'crimson carpet' representing society. In the end Catherine chooses Edgar to marry as to gain a higher social standing and also for financial comfortability, would have been seen as normal in victorian society. Many argue that she had no choice in doing so however some think she was cruel to choose…


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