Emily Brontë approaches the idea of sickness and death of the characters in her novel Wuthering Heights in a peculiar way. The characters that are ill are usually mentally ill, and their deaths often result from physical ailments derived from mental illness. The drive for revenge and desire for love that reigns among the characters often lands them in stressful situations that cause them to spiral downward into these mental illnesses. Emily Brontë’s emphasis on the motif of sickness and death in Wuthering Height deepens the drama of the plot and constructs more complicated relationships between the characters.
The stereotyping of the female population is a reoccurring thematic element throughout numerous renowned pieces of literature. In the 1800s, fictional characters that were created to undermine the female stereotype were not accepted in literature. Emily Brontë, shadowed behind the name of Ellis Bell, displayed underlying elements of feminist literature conveyed through the female characters and the roles they play. In the novel Wuthering Heights, the female characters are troubled with immense levels of passion in the way they interact with the ideas of love, hardship and loss. Wuthering Heights, written by Emily Brontë, uncovers the true image of the female characters as they undermine the social stereotype.
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.
The title of you book is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. The book was about the love affairs of Heathcliff and his sister Catherine. In this essay I will be taking a deeper look into one of the characters in the book and what they deal with during the novel. That character will is name Isabella. Isabella is married to Heathcliff during her time at Wuthering Heights.
She was not a very social person she did not have many friends in her life as she was homeschooled along with her siblings. Brontë also had two sisters who loved to write Charlotte and Anne who were also famous writers. Therefore, Emily came from a home of writers, but of course she was one of the most artistic writers that have ever existed. Even though only one novel was published from her, it became an inspiring
Due to the time that this novel was written a boys childhood would be a lot stricter than the girls, in the novel this is present between Heathcliff and Catherine, which would naturally make his childhood bitter in comparison. Heathcliff’s childhood could be considered bitter in many ways due to his relationship with the different people within Wuthering Heights and how he got there in the first place. The most common relationship that would make is childhood bitter was his relationship with Hindley Earnshaw. Mr Earnshaw found the orphaned Heathcliff in Liverpool, where we are lead to believe that Heathcliff would be found around the docks as due to unemployment as a result of industrialisation, the Irish potato famine would lead to thousands
Firstly the obsessive love between Catherine and Heathcliff. Catherine claims that her love for Heathcliff “resembles the eternal rocks beneath –a source of little visible delight, but necessary” (73). She tells her housekeeper “Nelly, I am Heathcliff –he’s always, always in my
Heathcliff is a miserable human being. Linton and Catherine’s ill-treatment was the cause of the transition, and his position in the household gave him faith and courage. To sum up, the changes in a character’s position greatly affected the
The work that remains was set in a setting similar to where she grew up and was considered to be filled with imagination and fantasy. She is best known for her novel, Wuthering Heights, but was also known for her poetry. Her sister Charlotte had the works of the three sisters published and Emily was recognized to be the better writer, “although Bronte is more distinguished as a novelist than as a poet” (Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, 132). Little is known about the life of Emily Bronte.
Heathcliff personifies the role of a savage and a cultured gentleman. Heathcliff’s upbringing was tainted from the begging, he was a parentless gypsy orphan that was adopted by and brought out to the moors. As a child he was very unkempt, but unlike most children he never outgrew this trait. When Catherine returns from Thrushcross Grange, she immediately
Heathcliff and Cathy see themselves as the one or maybe even the same as them . which is interesting considering how big of a deal everyone else makes about Heathcliff's differentness : his swarthy complexion and low social standing. Cathy does not care about none of the difference , her love gives them
Charlotte Bronte knew as one of the most talented women authors of the Victorian era. She and her sisters, Emily and Anne grow up in Victorian England, they were inspired by the Romantic authors, and all of them write masterpieces in English literature. Charlotte Bronte faced a lot of difficulties, and obstacles in her life even though she manages to write important works in English Literature. For example, Jane Eyre, The Professor, Shirley, and Villette. At first, she writes Jane Eyre under pseudonym Currer Bell.
Who better would reveal what happens in closed doors of families in 1800’s United Kingdom with great practice of language than one who had the skills and the experience to? As she, according to bio., Emily Bronte, lived from 1818 to 1848, in Yorkshire, United Kingdom, she wrote poems and novels under her and her sisters: Charlotte and Anne Bronte’s pseudonym “Ellis Bell”. In her only published novel, Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte authored the narration of two families: Earnshaws and Linton to cognizance their decisions and their motives at Thrushcross Grange. Through Mr. Lockwood and Nelly Dean’s narration, as well as Catherine Earnshaw’s diary entries, she composed a plot of two falling deeply in love but never marrying. Although the novel
Isabella Linton falls in love with Heathcliff, but she is so cruelly abused by him that she has to leave him. This fact presents a social taboo for the period, in which the novel was written and can be seen in this excerpt from her epistolary confession to Ellen Dean “I assure you, a tiger, or a venomous serpent could not rouse terror in me equal to that which he wakens... I do hate him- I am wretched - I have been a fool” (Bronte 233). Heathcliff does not feel any remorse or shame for Isabella’s fate, not even for their son Linton whom he neglects to seek medical care for when he has fulfilled his purpose in taking over the Heathcliff Thrushcross Grange.