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Imagery is an important concept in Emily Brontes novel Wuthering Heights Imagery revolves around two main ideas throughout the story The first is the contrast between the setting of Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights and their associations with animals books darkness and light and heaven and hell The second idea is the images of locked doors windows and gates Theses two main ideas center on imagery and play a key role in the novel Thrushcross Grange is symbolic of heaven in many different ways Physically Thrushcross Grange is very light and therefore associates with heaven When Heathcliff looked at the Grange he thinks its heaven with its pure white ceilings and colors of gold and silver Characters that live at Thrushcross Grange are also light skinned and have light hair The characters of the Grange are civilized and sometimes considered weak characters When Catherine fell sick at Wuthering Heights she was taken to Thrushcross Grange to recover The Grange is a place of healing and security to many characters much like heaven would be Overall the Grange is superior to Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights is associated with hell in many aspects At the beginning of the novel Hareton is at Wuthering Heights with a pitchfork This is directly symbolic to hell and Hareton being associated with hell and the devil In many ways Hareton represents a devil Wuthering Heights is physically a dark place This is very different from Thrushcross Grange Even those who live at Wuthering Heights have darker hair and skin color Many of the characters living at Wuthering Heights are uncivilized and represent hell When Bronte describes Wuthering Heights she uses descriptions such as gaunt thorns and grotesque cravings Later on in the novel Catherine appears to Wuthering Heights as a ghost This represents hell and the supernatural Violence anger and danger are common themes seen at Wuthering Heights It is a terrible place to live and many that live there
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