In Jane Eyre, it becomes evident that the relationship between Jane and Rochester is one of definite and eternal love; a bond that strengthens them as true love should.On the contrary, such is not the case with Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights.
It is a Paradise Lost of a novel: its poetry Miltonic, its style hyperbolic, and its cruelty relentless.
It has left readers and scholars alike stumbling to locate its seemingly Delphic meaning, as we try to make sense of the Hobbesian world it portrays.
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Dean relates a large portion of the story to him within Lockwood's narration. signifies the symbolic winds that batter and twist characters in the novel as they vie to maintain their privilege, wealth, and ancient family estates, or endure suffering at the hands of other characters.
Sophie Alexandra Frazer does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. "Wuthering Heights Study Guide." September 29, 2016. Footnote Course Hero, "Wuthering Heights Study Guide," September 29, 2016, accessed September 6, 2019, https:// The reader must give herself over to the horror of Brontë’s inverted world.She must jump, as it were, without looking to see if there is water below.In their situation, there lies only the obsession with love, and the need to feel fulfilled.Through close examination of the lovers' compatibility, the trials they endure and their relations with others, the true nature of the protagonists' love will emerge.The characters speak in tongues heavily inflected with expletives, hurling words like weapons of affliction, and indulging throughout in a gleeful schadenfreude as they attempt to exact revenge on each other.It is all rather like a relentless chess game in hell.Wuthering Heights was released pseudonymously under the name Ellis Bell, published in an edition that included her sister Anne’s lesser known work, Agnes Grey.Emily was to die just 12 months later, in December 1848.