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wuthering-heights-emily-bronte_UPDATESources:, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Poetry FoundationCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.Cathy, Chapter 9hatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. Brontë published one novelin her lifetime, Wuthering Heights—and never lived to see its success. She grew up in England alongside two sisters (who would become famous authors) and a brother. Little is known of Brontë's life, which adds to the mystery of her work.EMILY BRONTË1818–48AuthorThemesLove & ObsessionScholars still debate whether Cathy and Heathcliff love—or are merely obsessed with— each other. Unhealthy doses of both permeate their relationship. BelongingMost characters in the novel are outsiders looking for belonging, whether it be ina family, in a relationship,or in society. RevengeHeathcliff is obsessed with revenge and holds grudges against his foster brother, his romantic rival—and even his lover, Cathy, for dying. Earnshaw FamilyLinton FamilyWuthering Heightsby the NumbersPages from Brontë's original manuscript that have been found0Chapters dedicated to each love story in the novel17Brontë's age when she died of tuberculosisthe same disease that killed multiple characters in the novel30Amount Brontë paid to have her manuscript published after it was repeatedly rejected£50WeatherKeeps Wuthering Heights in tumult; symbolizes the passionate emotions of the charactersMoorsSymbolize the passion—and dangerof Heathcliff and Cathys childhood love GhostsRepresent memory and obsession; Cathys ghost haunts Heathcliff HairSymbolizes the intertwined lives of the charactersOne of the most famous romances of all time, Wuthering Heights tells the story of Heathcliff and Cathy, who are raised in the same household on the wild moors of England. The pair become passionate soul mates whose love soon grows into a dangerous obsession that cannot be contained, even in death.Where PassionMeets ObsessionSYMBOLSMARRIESMARRIES FIRSTMARRIES SECONDMr. & Mrs. EarnshawMr. & Mrs. LintonFrancesHindleys wifeHaretonEarnshawSon of Hindley; evolves into a kind, intelligent manCatherineLintonEvolves into a kind, loving womanLinton HeathcliffInherits the worst characteristics of both parentsCathyPassionate free spirit; concerned with social standingHeathcliffBrooding, violentadopted child;obsessed withCathy and revengeEdgarWell-educatedgentleman; kindbut weakIsabellaBeautiful, wealthy woman; shallow and abusedHindleyJealous of his father's affection; an alcoholic gamblerMARRIESMain CharactersEmily Bron1847EnglishNovel AuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageWutheringHeightsRomance

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