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One of the more popular books by Emily Bronte is Wuthering Heights It is simply about two houses Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange and the relationships between their inhabitants Because of this well-known piece of literature many scholars have commented on it For example Sarah Tegge wroteIn Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights we find two households separated by the cold muddy and barren 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 a mood of isolation Throughout the novel there are two places where virtually all of the action takes place These two places Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange differ greatly in appearance and mood These differences reflect the universal conflict between storm and calm that Emily Bronte develops as the theme in her novel Wuthering HeightsThis quote is a defense to the story because there are numerous contrasts between the environments of the two main locations of the story Wuthering Heights symbolizes the storm while Thrushcross Granges personifies the calm because of the qualities of each households setting and inhabitantsFirstly in Wuthering Heights the word Wuthering is used as a description of the atmospheric uproar to which the house is exposed in stormy weather 2 Thus even before reading the novel one can conclude that the Heights is a dark and dreary place In addition nature plays a large part of the storys setting For example when Catherine was telling Nelly about her arguments on whether or not to marry Edgar Heathcliff overhears her saying that she has decided to marry Edgar to improve her social status He fails to hear Catherine confess her love for him and thus runs out of the house in complete embarrassment and disappointment Later Catherine is devastated that Heathcliff has run off Nelly describes the situation as such Where heedless of my expostulations and the growing thunder and the
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