Reading this book has moved me to the extent of remembering the conversations of the main characters. There is something remarkable about this story; it kept me amazed on how their lives and the ones closed to them were connected. I am very convinced that it’s a must-read book.
Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange were the two main settings of the story, itself. Both situated on the moors of Yorkshire in Northern England, scenarios of love and hatred between two families occurred.
At the start of the story, Mr. Lockwood rents a manor house called Thrushcross Grange with Heathcliff as his landlord, who lives in Wuthering Heights. He later met Nelly Dean, the housekeeper who had been the sole witness of this tragic tale. Nelly narrates to him how a dark-skinned orphan named Heathcliff changed the lives of the Earnshaws. He was brought home by Mr. Earnshaw who came to Liverpool and went home with the young Heathcliff. His children Catherine and Hindley detest the poor orphan, but later on Catherine became fond of him and the two were inseparable, which catalyzed Hindley’s hatred toward Heathcliff and made the latter’s life miserable after Mr. Earnshaw died. Though she loves Heathcliff, Catherine’s desire for social advancement prompted her to be engaged to Edgar Linton who lives in Thrushcross Grange. With this, Heathcliff ran away from Wuthering Heights but later returned after three years.
His come back brought cruelty to all who have wronged him, even to Catherine. With his questionable wealth he did everything to take control of both Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. He soon witnesses the growing relationship between younger Cathy and Hareton but later reminded him of his happy days with the elder Catherine. One day, he was found dead by Nelly.
One of the themes of the story is revenge. Heathcliff planned revenge against those who wronged him notwithstanding the love he had for Catherine.
Emily Bronte really did an amazing job with this story; it showed the reunion of two rivaling families when the Hareton and the younger Cathy converge.
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