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Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bront can be classified as a Romantic novel because it contains many tenets of Romanticism Romanticism was the initial literary reaction to changes in society caused by the industrial revolution it was an attempt to organize the chaos of the clash between the agrarian and the industrial ways of life Romanticism was developing in a time in which all of societys rules limits and restraints on how each person should act where being questioned tried and twisted Wuthering Heights is a Romantic novel which uses a tale of hopeless love to describe the clash of two cultures--Neo-Classicism and Romanticism One of the most significant tenets of Romanticism is the love of the past The first instance in which the reader finds an intimate love of the past is when Nelly remarks how she wished Heathcliff had never been introduced to the family because his presence at Wuthering Heights upsets the established order he bred dad feeling 42 Another instance is when Heathcliff realizes that his one love Catherine has fallen in love with Edgar He shows love of the past by pointing out to her how little time she has spent with him compared to the time she spends with Edgar After Catherines death both Heathcliff and Edgar wish her back even if they must return to fighting each other for her love The Romantics had a love of the past because it is stable and predictable all possible scenarios have already happened Mr Earnshaws act of taking care of Heathcliff contains many aspects of Romanticism A key tenet in this act is Mr Earnshaws will to enter into the mind of a child Mr Earnshaw tries to do this when he takes Heathcliff home Mr Earnshaw sees a humble child in need of help He is not concerned with the constrains of society which is another tenet of Romanticism but rather the welfare of the
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