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Set in the wild rugged country of Yorkshire in northern England during the late eighteenth century Emily Brontes masterpiece novel Wuthering Heights clearly illustrates the conflict between the principles of storm and calm The reoccurring theme of this story is captured by the intense almost inhuman love between Catherine and Heathcliff and the numerous barriers preventing their union The fascinating tale of Wuthering Heights is told mainly through the eyes of Nelly Dean the former servant to the two great estates to Mr Lockwood the current tenant of the GrangeThe tale of Wuthering Heights begins with the respectable Earnshaw family After a his trip to Liverpool old Mr Earnshaw returns home to Wuthering Heights with a dirty ragged black-haired child named Heathcliff As he grows older Heathcliff to the dismay of Hindley Earnshaw usurps the affections of not only Hindleys father but also that of his younger sister Catherine Thereafter in part due to his jealous behavior Hindley is sent away to school Years later due to old Mr Earnshaws death a married Hindley returns now the master of Wuthering Heights Intent on revenge Hindley treats Heathcliff as a servant and frequently attempts to break Heathcliff and Catherines unique bondBefore Hindley can do more harm though Fate seems to step in Due to a leg injury Catherine is forced to stay at Thrushcross Grange the neighboring estate of Wuthering Heights where she consequently meets Edgar and Isabella Linton and learns to act like a civilized young lady The return of Catherine to Wuthering Heights marks the apparent change in her personality and ultimately decides the course of her life Uncomfortable with Catherine new refined appearance and rather condescending attitude towards him Heathcliff becomes even more sullen and morose than before Hearing Catherines conversation with Nelly which reveals her choice of Edgar Linton as a suitable husband rather than Heathcliff a wild penniless orphan ultimately drives Heathcliff away At first Heathcliffs disappearance elicits Catherines naturally
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