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1 Kim Kluesner Donna Parsons Feb. 12, 2008 Wuthering Heights and All Its “Gory” Reading Wuthering Heights , I went through a lot of emotions. One moment I felt myself feeling sorry for Linton, and the next minute I hated him for tricking Cathy just to save his own back side. At first I found that I liked Catherine Earnshaw only to later despise her for wanting money and reputation over marrying for true love. This novel has a way of confusing and manipulating the way you think about people, just like Heathcliff found a way of manipulating and taking revenge on others. These manipulations and deceitful deeds cause the book to be riddled with evil and darkness. Throughout Wuthering Heights , darkness is a looming presence that does not dissipate until Heathcliff joins Catherine in death. I believe that the first sign of this looming darkness is during the night when Mr. Lockwood must stay at Wuthering Heights due to a blizzard. Heathcliff tells Mr. Lockwood that there are no rooms available and he would have to share a bed with someone, however when Heathcliff retires for the night Zillah, the housekeeper, takes Mr. Lockwood to a room that she said “her master had an odd notion about the chamber…and never let anybody lodge there willingly” (15). This foreshadows the events to occur later that night. Mr. Lockwood finds out that the room belonged to a girl named Catherine Earnshaw, and as he sleeps he starts to dream of her. While half-asleep he hears what he thinks is a branch tapping the window, he decides he must
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2 stop it “knocking my knuckles through the glass…to seize the importunate branch: instead of which, my fingers closed on the fingers of a little, ice-cold hand!” (20). Yelling out from terror, brings in Heathcliff, who quickly searches the room and begs “Cathy, do come. Oh, do—once more!” (23). This first sign of haunting lets us know of the darkness to come when Nelly Dean tells Mr. Lockwood of Wuthering Heights’ gloomy past. When Nelly Dean first starts her tale, she starts off with the arrival of Heathcliff, which to
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