Wuthering Heights Literary Analysis

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Literary Analysis Paper Book Title: Wuthering Heights Author: Emily Brontë The Author and Her Times: Emily Brontë was born on July 30, 1818, in Thornton, Yorkshire, England to Maria Branwell and Reverend Patrick Brontë. She had a brother, Branwell, as well as four older sisters, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Maria and Anne. Within a couple months of Emily Brontë’s birth, her mother passed away from cancer. Emily, Charlotte, Elizabeth and Maria went off to school at the Clergy Daughters’ School when Emily was six. At the school, Elizabeth and Maria contracted tuberculosis so the sisters returned home. Elizabeth and Maria eventually succumbed to the disease and passed away in 1825. The remaining Brontë children never went back to school, but instead enjoyed creating fictional worlds and making up stories together. Charlotte and Anne Brontë would both go on to be respective authors of their own. Brontë worked as a governess at Miss Patchett’s Ladies Academy at Law…show more content…
Lockwood and Ellen “Nelly” Dean. Lockwood is the primary narrator who begins and ends the narration of the novel. However, it is Nelly Dean who presents an eyewitness account of the events that have taken place at Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights, which makes up the majority of the novel, and which Mr. Lockwood records. When Nelly has not been present for an event she is relaying, another person’s eyewitnesss account or a quote from a letter are used to fill in and continue the flow of the story. Neither Mr. Lockwood or Nelly are omniscient narrators, knowing only what they themselves have seen or heard and nothing else. Apart from a few journal entries in which Lockwood writes in present tense, the majority of the novel is a narration of events that Lockwood and Nelly have experienced, centered around the struggles of Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and therefore is in past
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