This summary of Wuthering Heights has been written with love. Please read it carefully as a review for class discussion and further insight. Chapter 1: Mr. He plans to return the next day despite his rude treatment. Chapter 2: Mr.
Wuthering Heights short summary & analysis
'Wuthering Heights' Summary
Wuthering Heights is related as a series of narratives which are themselves told to the narrator, a gentleman named Lockwood. Lockwood rents a fine house and park called Thrushcross Grange in Yorkshire, and gradually learns more and more about the histories of two local families. This is what he learns from a housekeeper, Ellen Dean , who had been with one of the two families for all of her life:. In around , a gentleman-farmer named Earnshaw went from his farm, Wuthering Heights, to Liverpool on a business trip. He found there a little boy who looked like a gypsy who had apparently been abandoned on the streets, and brought the child home with him, to join his own family of his wife, his son Hindley, his daughter Catherine, a manservant named Joseph , and Ellen, who was very young at the time and working as a maid.
'Wuthering Heights' Themes, Symbols, Literary Devices
Thrushcross Grange: The Linton family home, four miles away, is very different from the Heights. It is more lavishly decorated, and the Linton family seems happy and loving. When Catherine marries Linton, her property, the Grange, is transferred to her husband. Therefore, Heathcliff became owner of the Heights, Catherine his dependent, and Mr. Lockwood was afforded the opportunity to rent the Grange.
It concerns two families of the landed gentry living on the West Yorkshire moors , the Earnshaws and the Lintons, and their turbulent relationships with Earnshaw's adopted son, Heathcliff. It was influenced by Romanticism and Gothic fiction. Wuthering Heights is now considered a classic of English literature, but contemporaneous reviews were polarised.