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Her childhood began with her writing stories full of characters who rose from the dead. This continued with her only novel Wuthering Heights which was written in an idiosyncratic style that was regularized and vigorous expression that was censured by her sister Charlotte Brontë. Emily Jane Brontë was born the fifth of six children in 1818 and possessed an early childhood shadowed by death with her mother and two older sisters passing before she was seven. She was brought up in a bleak percentage by her aunt alongside her sister Charlotte and Anne Brontë that was on the edge of town, with the church and graveyard and the moors behind. Emily Brontë’s only work include Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell and Wuthering Heights which only achieved recognition after her death a year after the novel’s publication. Charlotte Brontë achieved so much fame while she was still alive, as a result far more is known about her life then about Emily Bronte’s and whatever is known about her is through how Charlotte Brontë viewed Emily Brontë, with the “Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell” being one of them. Some suggest that the story of Heathcliff was in three collections of a local Halifax man, Jack Sharp, however the parallels are not exact. The model of Wuthering Heights is speculated to be equated with Top Withens of Haworth, which equates to a situation similar to the isolated house of Emily’s novel, although Top Withens itself is too meek to correspond with Wuthering Heights. Wuthering Heights is written in first person of Mr. Lockwood, a young man who stumbles upon the Heights during a snowstorm listening to the principal narrator and minute interpreter, Nelly Dean, on his landlord Heathcliff, the owner of Wuthering Heights. In reciting this tale, Nelly tells readers what is right and wrong and what events mean because of her training, reading, and experiences. Nelly explains the events that occurred prior to Mr. Lockwood’s arrival that includes love, betrayal, and revenge with the Earnshaws and Lintons. Nelly is an admirable woman and to prevent readers turning Nelly and to cliché of piety, Brontë has provided Joseph, the servant of the Heights that occupies a character that portrays Nelly is the opposite of pious. In this passage, she is not speaking out of any true knowledge of Edgar, but out of her determination to instruct Heathcliff. Nelly’s stream of consciousness lets readers judge her actions. As she starts off with “Was is right or wrong?” readers give their response. She reevaluates, wondering if she changed her actions then, what would have been the outcome. As Nelly Dean gives her opinion on events and other characters, the reader cannot sit back and accept what has been given and must provide an own version. The themes of revenge and betrayal not only appear in Wuthering Heights, but also William Shakespeare’s MacBeth. MacBeth and Heathcliff’s tyrannical characters both take notice to ghosts and supernatural events that connect with betrayal. Catherine Earnshaw said before her death which Heathcliff then weeps “Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest, as long as I am living! You said I killed you – haunt me then! The murdered do haunt their murderers” (169) which is a result of Cathy going through self-betrayal. Catherine’s ghost is said to haunt Heathcliff as his mental health deteriorates. Macbeth kills his friend based on that Banquo is an obstruction in fulfilling the prophecy of being King of Scotland. Banquo’s ghost then appears whenever mentioned at dinner which torments him. Catherine Earnshaw neglected Heathcliff’s love by marrying Edgar Linton, which results in Heathcliff making his life’s purpose of getting revenge. It started with Heathcliff’s separation from Cathy for three years in which he spent obtaining money and a status which was then used to vex Cathy when she married Edgar for money. He then inflicts the same pain he had by Cathy by marrying Edgar’s sister, Isabella. When he gained both Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights after Cathy’s brother’s death, Hindley, he fulfilled his revenge. After Macbeth hired murderers to kill MacDuff’s wife and child, MacDuff thirsts for revenge and prepares to kill MacBeth. MacBeth, so sure that the prophecy could not have been flawed, accepts in which MacDuff kills MacBeth and gains revenge. Heathcliff’s death ends the series of tyrannical men who rule the Heights with violences and curses. Mr. Earnshaw is easily vexed, Hindley Earnshaw threatened whoever upset him, the greatest of this being Heathcliff which led to Heathcliff inflicting the same abuse which Hindley had given Heathcliff, to Hareton, Hindley’s son. MacBeth was also a tyrannical man that tried to rule Scotland by murdering those in the way of him fulfilling the three Weird sisters’ prophecy, however does not succeed which brings more possible tyrannical ruling to a halt.Wuthering Heights begins with the reflections of the narrator, Lockwood, and when the narration is continued by Nelly Dean, it becomes a more interesting point of view. If narrated by one of the characters principally involved, events would have a violent and melodramatic aspect. When Nelly tells the tragic story at a second hand, The reader passes judgement on her whether it be finding Nelly the villain of the novel or viewing her as someone who stands for conventional morality. Since it is not first hand information, we would never know if Nelly was telling the truth. When reading the novel, as a reader would be an active participant well interpreting the story through Nelly. Her opinions and commentary of good and bad allows to give readers their own commentary and judgments. The novel ends in vagueness. It is not clear whether Lockwood is any wiser than at beginning, and whether the reader is meant to believe that Heathcliff has achieved peace or he roams with Cathy as a ghost over the moors. Nor is it clear whether the marriage of Catherine and Hareton and their plan to move to Thrushcross Grange represent a defeat for Heathcliff. Wuthering Heights is set in a wild landscape, and it is a part of Heathcliff’s desirability he associates with the landscape and with Wuthering Heights. Wuthering Heights has trees outside which are bent in the same way as Heathcliff distorts the lives of other people, and the name “Wuthering” is a local dialect term for roaring of the wind which is attractive to hear at a distance, but frightening to experience close up. The engaging the reader as one who does a large part of the work of comprehending is important in showing the power of the novel. As the narrators provide their frivolous interpretations of motive, and Nelly recounts her lacking benevolent behaviour, we are directed toward feeling the inadequacy of the wholesome, and toward sympathy with genuine passions, no matter how violent .

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