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Wuthering Heights is presented by several different narrators which include Nelly Dean and Lockwood Although these voices do change the novel also includes a letter from Isabella An evident feature is the flashback technique which comprises of a non-linear plot The Yorkshire dialect makes the story seem real of that period of time that is the early eighteen hundreds and reflects the mentality of the people at the time Two of the most powerful images in the novel include the moors and the supernatural This landscape is comprised primarily of moors wild expanses high but somewhat soggy and thus infertile Moorland cannot be cultivated and its uniformity makes navigation difficult It features particularly waterlogged patches in which people could potentially drown This possibility is mentioned several times in Wuthering Heights Thus the moors serve very well as symbols of the wild threat posed by nature As the setting for the beginnings of Catherine and Heathcliffs bond since the two play on the moors during childhood the moor land transfers its symbolic associations onto the love affair Ghosts appear throughout Wuthering Heights as they do in most other works of Gothic fiction yet Bronte always presents them in such a way that whether they really exist remains ambiguous Thus the world of the novel can always be interpreted as a realistic one Certain ghosts--such as Catherines spirit when it appears to Lockwood in Chapter three--may be explained as nightmares The villagers alleged sightings of Heathcliffs ghost in Chapter thirty-four could be dismissed as unverified superstition Whether or not the ghosts are real they symbolize the manifestation of the past within the present and the way memory stays with people permeating their day-to-day lives We should not forget that during the Victorian era the supernatural and the sublime were considered real by many The characters in the novel are given a descriptive element especially in comparison to nature and the sublime Edgar is a calm
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