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After reading the fiction novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte I was struck by the small amount of literature written where the character Mr Lockwood is speaking In the novel Mr Lockwood whose first name is not given is an effete English gentleman who arrives on the Yorkshire moors for a retreat from the city life After an eventful visit to the land lords house Mr Lockwood finds it necessary to ask the housekeeper Nelly Dean for some explanation to the sights he encountered and under pretence of gaining information concerning the necessities of my establishment I desired Mrs Dean when she brought in supper to sit down while I ate it hoping sincerely she would prove a regular gossip and either rouse me to animation or lull me to sleep by her talk Bronte 33 The novel is then written around the story of Heath cliff the landlord and the family who lived and died at Wuthering Heights I felt Mr Lockwood had such small written parts that it must have a much larger meaning Although Lockwoods role in the novel contains only a hand full of quotes he is a major player in the novel because he is one of the narrators he is a great example of character foil and he is the character which whom the reader experiences the story through Bronte uses framing for narrationMr Lockwood is only one of the narrators this novel has three As Bronte uses framing for narrators the principal narrator is Mr Lockwood who is writing down the story for us ie the reader But most of the story is being told to him by Ellen Dean the second narrator and at some points there is a third narrator as in chapter 13 when Isabella sends a letter to Ellen telling of her arrival at Wuthering Heights So Isabella is relating a story to
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