Theme Of Romanticism In Wuthering Heights

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Emily Bronte, one of the six Brontë children from Yorkshire, England, wrote the critically acclaimed Wuthering Heights, a romance novel of social relevance with qualities of romanticism and gothicism to form the destructive journey of love. Brontë utilizes the setting of the English Moors, a setting she is familiar with, to place two manors, Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange, to mirror the mood of the characters, their actions, and the atmosphere of conflicts. The moors provide a place for Brontë to isolate and magnify the characters as a small community, then she uses the manors to explain each character individually. The Wuthering Heights manor is dark and demonic with the weather having a winter lasting three times longer as summer. On the other hand, Thrushcross Grange is described as calm and refined with a summer that is very mild and sunny. Brontë hints with the title that the focus is on the irrationality of human nature and plots a special setting where people could do anything at their pleasure, where reason does not work and laws never tread. Brontë expresses the destruction of love and the power of isolation through the specific description of the two manors and the general setting of the Yorkshire moors. Most may believe that Emily Brontë set Wuthering Heights in the Yorkshire moors simply because she did not know how to describe any other place. However, the setting of any work of fiction has meaning, and the deeper purpose of this general setting is
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