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In the novel by Emile Bronte Wuthering Heights a strong contrast exist between storm and calm Wuthering Heights and Thrusscross Grange illustrate this concept as they are binary opposites in the story where Wuthering Heights represents storm and Thrusscross Grangpe represents calm The physical characteristics of the two places and the people that reside there are the driving forces for this opposition The name of the residence Wuthering Heights in itself shows us how this storm is illustrated Wuthering meaning subject to persistent blustery or noisy winds andHeightsreferring to the hill on top of which it resides There are physical storms described in the book that rattle over the Heights in a full furyp 248 that have growling thunder and great drops p 248 On the night of MrEarnshaws death a high wind blustered round the house it sounded wild and stormy p 43 The house is described by the author as cruel one the narrow windows are deeply set in the wall and the corners are defended with large jutting stones p 4 Furthermore there are in the house cruel dogs that bite Mr Lockwood upon his arrival These dogs are said to be robbing the wood of pheasants p 328 The vegetation also illustrates the misery of the house there are a few stunted firs at the end of the house Chapter I and a range of gaunt thorns p 4 the word gaunt demonstrates effectively the coldness of the house The physical description of the house makes the reader believe that Wuthering Heights is not a calm place Wuthering Heights representing the storm lodges fierce people Wuthering Heights is a perfect misanthropists heaven p 4 The best example is Heathcliff He spends most of his life seeking revenge by ruining other people lives Isabel asks Is Mr Heathcliff a man If so is he mad And if not is he the devilp 137 He is one of the
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