S-Cool Revision Summary
S-Cool Revision Summary
Ways of Seeing
It is a love story of immense emotional and imaginative force. Catherine and Heathcliff' are united in death.
It is a powerful evocation of place - the moors.
It is an exploration of two contrasting worlds and moral orders, represented by Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights.
It is a tale of revenge, which knows no bounds.
Above all it is an original novel, both in theme, style and structure.
|Kindred spirit to Catherine|
|Bullied and degraded by Hindley|
|Brutal, cruel and sadistic|
|Rejects conventional Christian morality; often described in diabolical terms|
|At home on the moors|
|Believes in union with Heathcliff after death|
|Betrays her love for Heathcliff by marrying Edgar|
|Loyal to her employers and acts in their best interests|
|Warm, approachable, confidante|
|Represents the common sense viewpoint and normal standards of behaviour|
|Self-righteous, lecturing others on their responsibilities|
|Critical of others|
|Decided in her views but can be swayed|
|Gentle and loving husband and father|
|Loyal to Catherine's memory; observes annual ritual of visiting her grave|
|Over-protective of his daughter|
|Capable of affection in relationship with Frances|
|Jealous of Heathcliff and determined to gain vengeance|
|Violent and cruel in treatment of Heathcliff|
|Strong-willed like her mother but affectionate, loving and loyal like her father|
|Determined, with a strong survival instinct|
|Sensitive to those she cares for|
|Can be devious in getting her own way|
|Embodies best qualities of his parents|
|Displays ancient Earnshaw character - strong, tough, resilient, spirited, proud|
|Sensitive, feels deeply, capable of strong attachments|
|Boorish, uncivilised, and violent|
|In need of affection|
|Combines Isabella's weakness and Heathcliff's cruelty|
|Unable to sympathise with anyone else; self-pitying|
|Manipulative, dishonest, and deceptive|
|Educated, civilised, representative of outside world|
|Sensitive to mood of people and place|
|Out of place in his surroundings|
|Tends to jump to conclusions|
Major Areas of Study
Thrushcross Grange v. Wuthering Heights
Heaven and Hell
Love and Marriage
Comment on the significance of books in the novel.
How true do you find Charlotte Bronte's description of Nelly Dean as a "specimen of true benevolence and homely fidelity"?
Using Chapter 15 as a starting point, consider the nature of the relationship between Catherine and Heathcliff.
How far and in what ways does Chapter 31 both reflect the central issues and contribute to the development of the novel?
What do you find interesting about the structure of the novel?
Show how Emily Bronte is able to convey atmosphere successfully.
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