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WUTHERING HEIGHTS Emily Bront 1847 1 The story takes place in the early XIXth century There are two characters in this extract Mr Lockwood and Catherine Linton Mr Lockwood is the first narrator of this novel he was one of Mr Heathcliffs tenants At the beginning of the story there were three characters Heathcliff a foundling his sister Catherine and his brother Hindley Catherine fell in love with Heathcliff but was married with Edgar Linton So the second character we meet here is Catherine Linton Edgar Lintons daughter This extract belongs to the end of the novel Catherine comes back to the farm Wuthering Heights she tries to get in the house trough the window Mr Lockwood which had read Catherines diary does not recognize her 2 In this text Mr Lockwood is in his bed room at Wuthering Heights he is alone and he had to stay in the farm because of the snow He is disturbed by the gusty wind and the incessant move of the fir-bough So he tries to stop this teasing noise opening the window and seizing the branch When his fingers grabbed the branch another cold hand caught his Then the context makes the text become an ambiguous experience and we can say that this extract is set between sanity and madness to some extents First of all we will see that this text relates an ambiguous experience The atmosphere is gloomy Mr Lockwood is alone in an isolated farm everithing is dark around him and there are many teasing noises So we can say that the atmosphere is quite nightmarish Mr Lockwood had found Catherine Lintons diary and he had read it So he knows the passion between Catherine Linton and Mr Heathcliff the owner of Wuthering Heights The first contact between Catherine and Mr Lockwood in this text is physical Catherine catches Mr Lockwoods hand by surprise in
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