Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights is a sort of a confusing story. Alot of it is a story being told inside of the story. But i'll get to that in a moment. First of all, the name you must know is Lockwood. He is the one that goes to Wuthering Heights, and is the one that the story inside the story is told to. He rents a manor named Thrushcross Grange, in England. He then meets his landlord, Heathcliff, a rich man who lives in the old manor named Wuthering Heights. In which he also meets a woman named Cathrine and a man named Hareton. They are all very cross, rude and not very sociable. So as soon as Lockwood can, He leaves Wuthering Heights and goes back to Thrushcross Grange. But to do that he had to travel through a terrible snow storm, thus, getting sick. Once back at the Grange, he asks his house keeper, Nelly Dean, if she knows anything about Heathcliff and everyone at the Heights. Turns out, she was their maid when they were younger. So she tells him her story. Heathcliff was taken in by Mr. Earnshaw, owner of Wuthering heights. Mr. Earnshaw had two children, Hindley, and Cathrine [which the aformentioned Cathrine was named after]. But Mr. Earnshaw grew to like Heathcliff better then his own son, which made Hindley act out and was terrible to Heathcliff. Although, Cathrine became best friends with Heathcliff and not too long after he came, they were inseperable. When they grow up, Earnshaw send Hindley away to college, but keeps heathcliff near him....Three years later, Mr. Earnshaw died, and Hindley inherited Wuthering Heights. He came back with a wife named, Frances. As soon as Hindley arrives he tries to get some revenge on Heathcliff for being His fathers favorite. Hindley makes Heathcliff work in the fields. But Heathcliff is still close friends with Cathrine. One night they go to Thrushcross Grange to tease Edgar and Isabella Linton. While there, Cathrine is bitten by their dog, and stays there to heal. By the time she comes home, she has developed feeling for Edgar, hence complicating hers and Heathcliffs relationship. Later, Hindleys wife Frances, dies after giving birth to a boy, which they named Hareton. Hindley become an alcoholic, and leaves Hareton in the care of Nelly. Hindley become worse and worse, and treats Heathcliff absaloutly terribly. Eventually, Cathrine, wanting to boost her social status, becomes engaged to Edar Linton, even though she loves Heathcliff. Heathcliff runs away for three years, and comes back just a little while after Cathrine and Edgar are married. He immediatly wants some revenge on all those who did him wrong, so he lends Hindley money, knowing it would deepen Hindleys debts. After Hindley dies, Heathcliff inherits Wuthering Heights, and marries Isabella Linton to put himself in the line of inheriting Thrushcross Grange. He treats Isabella VERY badly. Cathrine becomes sick, gives birth to a daughter[which they named Cathrine] and died. Heathcliff is desperate for her soul to stay on earth so he begs her to haunt him and not leave him alone. Isabella runs away to london and gives birth to a son, and named him Linton, and keeps him there. Thirteen years pass, all while Nelly takes care of Cathrines daughter. She is just like her mother, but with a better attitude. she grows up without knowedge of Wuthering Heights, until one day she wanders and meets Hareton ands they play. Isabella dies, and Linton comes to live with Heathcliff, and he treats Linton worse then he treated Isabella. Cathrine and Linton eventually become married, in which was Heathcliffs plan, so he could inherit Thrushcross Grange....Edgar dies, Then Linton dies, and Heathcliff gets the Grange and makes Cathrine be a servant. Thats where Nellys story ends when its catches up to present. Lockwood, after hearing that story, quickly leaves Thrushcross Grange. He comes back after a while to visit Nelly. She has new stuff to add. Cathrine falls in love with Hareton, Heathcliff became upsessed with Cathrines ghost, and shortly after a night walking on the moors, died. Hareton and Cathrine get married and inherit Wuthering heights.