Friday, February 11, 2011


Wuthering Heights is a book that contains 3 things...LOVE,HURT and REVENGE.It follows the life of Heathcliff, a mysterious gypsy-like person, from childhood (about seven years old) to his death in his late thirties. Heathcliff rises in his adopted family and then is reduced to the status of a servant, running away when the young woman he loves decides to marry another. He returns later, rich and educated and sets about gaining his revenge on the two families that he believed ruined his life.

The story strarts when Mr Lockwood, a rich man from the south, has rented Thrushcross Grange in the north of England for peace.After arrival, he decited to go to visit his landlord , Mr Heathcliff, who lives in the lonely moorland farmhouse called "Wuthering Heights".When he goes, he understands that something strage was happening there.In the house he found three people;Mr Heathcliff a gentleman, the mistres of the house in her late teen and a young man that was a member of the family although he was dressed like a servant.Suddenly it started to snow so Mr Lockwood had to stay there for the night.He slept in a room with the bed next to a window and selves with books.There, he found a diary and in one page there was the name ''Catherine".When he fell asleep he saw that girl's ghost out of the window asking him to let her in.He was too scared to sleep again so he waited to sunrise and then went back to Thrushcross Grange.There, he asked from the housekeeper Helen Dean to tell him the whole story about Wuthering Heights.The story begins thirty years before, when the Earnshaw family lived at Wuthering Heights.The members of the family were Mr and Mrs Earnshaw their six-year old Catherine,(the girl he had saw in his dream and the mother of the present mistress)  and her fourteen-year old brother Hindley.

In that year, Mr Earnshaw travels to Liverpool where he finds a homeless, gypsy boy of about seven and he decides to adopt it as his son. He names him "Heathcliff". Hindley, who finds himself excluded from his father's affections by this newcomer, quickly learns to hate him but Catherine grows very attached to him. Soon Heathcliff and Catherine are like twins, spending hours on the moors together and hating every moment apart.Hindley was sent to college, because of his descord, but he returns three years later when his father died.With his new wife ,Frances, he becomes the master of the house (Wuthering Heights) and forces Heathcliff to become a servant instead of a member of the family.Heathcliff and Cathy continue to be best friends and one day in November they went to Thrushcross Grange to spy on the inhabitants.They got cought and they tried to escape but Cathy was bitten by a dog so Linton's took care of her an Heathcliff was sent home.Five weeks later, Catherine returns to Wuthering Heights but she has now changed, looking and acting as a lady.When the Lintons come to visit her, Heathcliff dressed up to impress her but he fails when Edgar Linton laughed at him and they argued.In the next years' summer Frances gives birth to a boy, little Hareton, but she dies befor the end of the year.This leads Hindley to a life of waste...

After tho years, Catherine and Edgar had come really close but her relationship with Heathcliff were not so good.One day in August, Edgar comes to visit Catherine while she had a fight with Helen and Heathcliff was out.The argument spreads to Edgar who wants to leave after that, but Catherine stops him.Aftes that they became lovers.Later, Cathrine talkes to Helen telling her tha Edgar asked her to marry him and ske said yes.She said that she didn't love Edgar but Heathcliff but couldn't marry him because of his lack of education and status.Unfortunately Heathcliff heard that and left and never came back.

After three years Edgar and Cathernine were married.Six months later, Heathcliff returns us a rich gentleman.Catherine was really happy and impressed to see Heathcliff again and like that but Edgar was not so happy to see him.His sister Isabella who was just eighteen fall in love with Heathcliff.Heathcliff had a bid fight whith Edgar and Catherine locked in her room with a bad illness.When Catherine told that to Heathcliff he thought it would be a great way to take his revenge on Edgar.So he married her.But Edgar was so worried about Catherine's illness that he didn't mind.When Heathcliff heard that Catherine was ill, he arranged with Ellen to see her secretly.A few hours after their metting Cathernine gave birth to little Cathy and then died.The day after that Isabella leaves Heathcliff and escapes to the south England where she gives birth to Linton, Heathcliff's son.Hindley died six months after his sister, and Heathcliff was now the master of Wuthering Heights and the guardian of Hareton.After twelve years Cathy had grown to a beautiful girl who has almost never passed to the moors.When Edgar learns that Isabella is dying he goes to pick up his nephew and adopt him.While he is gone, Cathy meets Hareton on the moors and she learns about her cousin and Wuthering Heights.Edgar returned with Linton, a wick and ill boy, and although Cathy was excited to have someone near in her age to play with, Heathcliff takes his son on the Heights.

After three years Ellen and Cathy meet Heathcliff on the moors and he takes them to see Linton and Hareton.His plan was Cathy and Linton to get married so he could take Thrashcross Gradge.Linton and Cathy start a secret friendship.In the next year's Agust Ellen and Cathy visit Wuthering Heights when her father is very ill and are kept there rapidly by Heathcliff  who wanted to marry his son with Cathy.He don't allow her to see her father until his death but five days later Ellen leaves the Heights with permition and Cathy escapes with Linton's help to see her father just before his death.Whith Heathcliff the master of Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange Cathy has no choice.She left Ellen and went to live in the Heights with Heathcilff and Hareton-Linton died soon.Although Hareton tried to be kind to her, she was very unkind.

This is the spot were Mr Lockwood arrives.After an illness Mr Lockwood decides to leave the moors and travels to Wuthering Heights to inform Heathcliff.Eight months after his leaving, Mr Lockwood came back to the moors.He stayed in Thrushcross Grange.He found out that Ellen had moved in Wuthering Heights so he went there to find her and she ended the story.

Ellen had moved to the Heights to replace the houskeeper.In March, Hareton had had an accident and been confimed to the farmhouse.All this time a friendship had grown between Cathy and Hareton.In April Heathcliff started to acrt very strange and after four days tha he didn't eat anything he died in his room.He was buried next to Catherine.
Before Mr Lockwood departs he heard that Cathy and Hareton plan to marry on New Year's Day!!!
                                                           THE END

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