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Evaluation of Wuthering Heights, Chapter One Article

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Emily Bronte was born in 1818 in Thornton, Yorkshire. Her father, the Reverend Patrick Bronte had married Maria Branwell in 1812 and had already released numerous books himself. In 1820 he moved into the little town of Howarth where he served as a rector and also chairman of the parish committee. Following her mother died Emily spent almost all of her time reading with her two sisters, Anne and Charlotte and their brother Branwell. Howarth is placed at the edge of a large area of moorland, which can be reportedly the setting for Emily's only publication, 'Wuthering Heights'. This timeless piece of literature has been published in 1847 and has many characteristics of a gothic novel, the most obvious of them being the insanity, the supernatural and even the buildings and scenery in which the narrative is set. The novel has a succession of narratives and in the opening paragraph we are introduced to Mr Lockwood, one of the two main narrators throughout the publication. Mr Lockwood is an unreliable narrator compared to Ellen Dean, a long-time servant at 'The Heights' who's introduced later on in the book. Lockwood is renting Thrushcross Grange in the more rocky character, Heathcliff. Lockwood is a gentleman that has chosen to proceed to the nation, as he favors his isolation to the 'wake of society'. It is revealed that he's made this choice due to a situation involving a girl he fell in love , not too long ago. He begins the chapter off on a positive note when he describes how pleased he is with his new dwellings and his former spouse, "a perfect misanthropist's heaven: and Mr. Heathcliff and I are such a suitable pair to divide the desolation between us. A capital fellow!" During his trip Lockwood proceeds to describe Heathcliff and his action...

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