The settings often play a significant part in the unfolding of the narrative: their features may directly influence the action; they may also symbolize some aspects of the personalities of the protagonists. Wuthering Heights is a novel of passion, revenge, and the destructiveness of a love that is too fierce. The action of Nelly’s story begins in the 1770s; Lockwood leaves Yorkshire in 1802. The constant emphasis on landscape within the text of Wuthering Heights endows the setting with symbolic importance. This landscape is comprised of moors: wide, wild expanses, high but somewhat soggy, and thus infertile.
Wuthering Heights was the only novel written by the British Emily Brontë and it was published in 1847 under her pen-name Ellis Bell. Unsurprisingly, the novel was considered controversial for Victorian society as it challenged its strict ideals regarding religion, morality, social classes and gender inequality. Thus, the doomed love affair between the fiercely and passionate Catherine and Heathcliff was too strong for the prudish Victorian English society. However, Wuthering Heights is not just a haunting love story. Emily Brontë structured the story around matched, contrasting pairs of themes and characters and it is interesting the amount of pairs she wrote about.
CHAPTER 2 LITERATURE REVIEW Emily Bronte 's novel 'Wuthering Heights ' did not depict just the Victorian life and society, but also it reflects the fundamental and crucial parts of human life, “this is the conflict between civilized and uncivilized life, between the rich and the poor between order and chaos, between storm and calm, between light and darkness, between wild vitality and modern sterility.’’(Nasir Uddin, 2014). Lord George Gordon Byron in his first poem “Childe Harold 's Pilgrimage” initiated the concept of Byronic Hero whose status is that of a social outcast with strong disgust for social norms and strong inclination to vengeance. Generally, it is some bitter experience of life that causes a Byronic hero to exile himself from the society, (Nasir Uddin, March 2014). Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights is a Byronic hero, as one critic states that the issues of race and social class in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights are main focuses for how Heathcliff is perceived and how they influence his actions (Malin, 2013). The significance lies in how both issues are fundamental in dealing with the character of Heathcliff .He is not treated basically on account of his social class nor his race, yet a mixture of both.
Literary Influences John Steinbeck had many literary influences, but arguably the most important one is the idea of the Oversoul. The Oversoul appears when Casey an ex-preacher is seeking a new way of life. In the novel, Casey speaks about how “ [he has] a little piece of a great big soul…[that] wasn’t no good, less it was with the rest”(Steinbeck 475). This viewpoint which Casey had acquired was exactly what Ralph Waldo spoke about in his paper about the Oversoul(The Oversoul.) The Oversoul has a huge impact on the novel as a symbol of cooperation which is seen many times, this idea of working together is what influenced Casey “to take blame…[because he had] no kids.”(Steinbeck 322).
Approaching Wuthering Heights from the Elements of Fiction In literature, there are several criteria existing in order to examine a literary piece. Some of these criteria are setting, methods of characterization, point of view and other elements. In this article, those criteria will be explicated in accordance with the novel named Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bronte. Wuthering Heights takes places around two neighbor houses called Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange specific places. Besides, Yorkshire Moors are the geographical location that is a place in England.
This quote from the exposition states, “Nobody was smarter… Nobody was better looking… Nobody was stronger…” The author repeats the word “nobody” over and over. This emphasizes the idea that everyone has the same skills and is equally gifted. The message of “true equality” is displayed throughout the whole story, but in the exposition the reader interprets this theme through the repetition of the word “nobody.” Another technique Vonnegut uses is word choice. On page 5 Harrison is at the ballet and asks the dancers who would like to be free of their handicaps. The quote describes the beautiful ballerina who volunteered herself, “A moment passed, and then a ballerina arose, swaying like a willow.” The author’s word choice compares the idea of the ballerina rising and a swaying willow.
Compare the ways in which the writers of your two chosen texts make use of different voices. You must relate your discussion to relevant contextual factors. Bronte in Wuthering Heights and Hosseini in A Thousand Splendid Suns aim to give a voice to their oppressed female characters in their respective patriarchal societies (the Georgian/Victorian period and ISIS ruled Afghanistan) through utilising narrative voice and perspective. Both authors use interchangeable and unreliable narrators to distort the truth of the women's stories, giving the reader a subconscious bias. Lockwood is the main narrator within 'Wuthering Heights', he is written by Bronte as an ignorant character, constantly making mistakes about peoples character.
The novel was published during the Industrial Revolution, a time of great economic change in which laborers fought for fair conditions at the workplace, and employers fought to defend themselves. People formed groups to work for their own benefit, thus causing the separation of classes. As a novel written during the Victorian era, Emily Bronte’s intensely class conscious novel Wuthering Heights is a story of protecting and improving one's social and economic class. Much of this struggle results from a distinct division of classes and is described through such ways as personal relationships, appearance of characters, and even the setting. The division of classes is based on cultural, economic, and social differences, and it greatly affects the general behavior and actions of each character.
What makes the novel interesting is that it is narrated to us by a narrator who witnesses the whole events and knows all the secrets. Lockwood’s role is very important, he stands as a reader within the novel, symbolizes the external reader who wants to discover the secrets of Wuthering Heights. When Lockwood’s arrives to the house, there is no replay for his knocks on the door, then he shouts, “I don’t care—I will get in!” (W.H., P.8). Lockwood determination to inter the house reflects the determination of many readers and critics to read Wuthering Heights and discover its mystery. The readers are just like Mr. Lockwood curious and enthusiastic to reveal the mystery.
Wuthering Heights written by Emile Bronte is a novel that tells the story of love, supernatural encounters and obsession for revenge among the two families in the novel. Where as in the novel Brown Girl, Brownstones, Marshall’s first novel, is the story of Selina Boyce, the daughter of Barbadian immigrants, and her journey to womanhood. Both Bronte and Marshall carefully craft their narratives to address historical and cultural concerns. In wuthering heights bronte uses her narrative to address historical issues and cultural concerns such as the use of weath,religious attitudes to social position and social reform. Firstly Wealth is not seen as a sign of quality of character in Wuthering Heights.