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Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë

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Emily Brontë

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Perspective and Narrator

There are two central narrators in Wuthering Heights. One is framed, or nested, inside the other. Mr. Lockwood initially narrates the novel, and Mrs. Dean relates a large portion of the story to him within Lockwood's narration. Both narrators use a first-person point of view.


Wuthering Heights is told in past tense.

About the Title

Wuthering Heights is the name of the Yorkshire estate on which much of the novel's action takes place. Wuthering is an adjective that refers to turbulent weather created by strong winds that accompany storms. Wuthering Heights 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.


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