Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights, a story of love and vengeance between two families for two generations. The Earnshaw family of Wuthering Heights, the Lintons of Thrushcross Grange, and the woman that stands between them, Nelly. These two families joined by love but separated by Heathcliff's desire for vengeance against Edgar Linton who married the women he loves, Catherine. Wuthering Heights takes you on a ride through two generations seen through the eyes of one women, Ellen Dean (Nelly) telling the story to one man, Mr. Lockwood. Emily Bront"e depicted wonderfully the dark nature of mankind brought out by their unforgiving nature and their desire for revenge.
The story starts off with Mr. Lockwood going to Heathcliff's house in Wuthering Heights interested in buying Thrushcross Grange. Mr. Lockwood meeting hostility in the house, had to stay overnight at the house because of dense fog.
When Mr. Lockwood went to sleep, he made a encounter with a ghost in his dreams signaling the start of this wonderful story. Wuthering Heights is the home to Mr. Earnshaw, Hindley, Joseph, Nelly, Heathcliff and Catherine. At Thrushcross Grange, consisted of the Lintons with two children name Edgar and Isabel. The plot in this story starts off simple as the reader would think that this story is just another one of those stories which the disadvantage guy falls in love with the girl he loves and ends up getting married.
True, but the plot that built up this ending is what made this story truly special. The characters of Nelly, Cathy (daughter of Catherine and Edgar), Hareton, and Heathcliff the villain which we must all sympathize with is the most shining characters in this story. Nelly, the constant character in this story, we all must admire because of her morals and values, sometimes had me hating her mainly because I can sympathize with Cathy at her age, being naive with love while Nelly refusing to keep a secret between the two. Cathy stands out as the most strongest character in this story. Her brightness, strong will and rebellious attitude outshine her own mother in character. She stands in the middle of the quarreling between Heathcliff and Edgar while trying to meet her love, Linton (son of Heathcliff and Isabel).
Hareton represent the innocent lost in this conflict as raised up to be rough and tough while possessing a soft heart. His character is so intriguing tome that someone that can be raised up to be mean-spirited like Heathcliff can be such a caring and sensitive character. Heathcliff's character was so hated that Ican't believe Bront"e made me want to involve myself and this story and go after Heathcliff myself. Bront"e does a wonderful job on characters which the only problem is to keep all the characters in order because you can get confused very easily in this story. The setting in this story is very simple, Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. Bront"e does a great job by just setting our focus on those two places even though I was intrigued on finding out where was Heathcliff all those years.
This book was published in 1847 meeting bad reviews but later honored as one of the most fascinating stories that came out of England. Why was the book met with bad reviews. Maybe because they weren't ready for the darkness of revenge that was portrayed in this story. This story is a classic as it can relate to anybody in this world that have had feelings of revenge and hate in them. This story which Bront"e uses a simple plot and twisted it into a masterpiece is a timeless story of love and vengeance.