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The series of events in Emily Brontes early life psychologically set the tone forher fictional novel Wuthering Heights Early in her life while living in Haworth near themoors her mother died At the time she was only three At the age of nineteen Emilymoved to Halifax to attend Law Hill School There is confusion as of how long shestayed here suggestions ranging from a minimum of three months to a maximum ofeighteen months However long it was here where she discovered many of the ideas andthemes used in Wuthering Heights Halifax just like the Yorkshire moors of York canbe described as bleak baron and bare The moors are vast rough grassland areascovered in small shrubbery The atmosphere that Emily Bronte encompassed herself inas a young adult reflects the setting she chose for Wuthering Heights The setting used throughout the novel Wuthering Heights helps to set the moodto describe the characters We find two households separated by the cold muddy andbarren moors one by the name of Wuthering Heights and the other Thrushcross Grange Each house stands alone in the mist of the dreary land and the atmosphere creates amood of isolation In Emily Brontes novel Wuthering Heights there are two placeswhere virtually all of the action takes place These two places Wuthering Heights andThrushcross Grange differ greatly in appearance and mood These differences reflect theuniversal conflict between storm and calm that Emily Bronte develops as the theme inWuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange both represent several opposingproperties which bring about all sorts of bad happenings when they clash For examplethe inhabitants of Wuthering Heights were that of the working class while those ofThrushcross Grange were high up on the social ladder The people of Wuthering Heightsaspired to be on the same level as the Lintons This is evident by Heathcliff andCatherine when the peek through their window In addition Wuthering Heights wasalways in a state of storminess while Thrushcross Grange always seemed calm Wuthering Heights and
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