Heaven and hell

Essay by AzAzn264High School, 11th gradeA+, March 2004

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Wuthering Heights is a dwelling depicted by flaming sentiments, primeval love, bitter retaliations, and vociferous evil. Thrushcross Grange is a peaceful, attractive, domicile which excerpts all that is good and lovely. In the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, she created a comparison which is the good vs. evil

Wuthering Heights is a house set high upon a hill where exposed to extreme weather conditions. Storms often came "rattling over the heights in full fury." Storms which have "growling thunder," and "great drop." "'Wuthering' being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather." The Heights are not very pleasing to the eye either. Bronte describes the building as a harsh, cold house where, "the narrow windows are deeply set in the wall and the corners defended with large jutting stones." She depicts it as having a "pervading spirit of neglect," being filled with un-cheerful things such as dull embellishment and cruel dogs.

The description of, "a few stunted firs at the end of the house," and, "a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun." proves that even the vegetation surrounding the structure appealed images that lack warmth and happiness Thrushcross Grange however is altogether opposite from the Heights. The Grange is set within a verdant, sheltered valley and is encircled by a high stone wall. The Grange is filled with music, books, and other lovely objects. It is described as "beautiful- a splendid place carpeted with crimson, and crimson-covered chairs and tables and a pure white ceiling bordered by gold, a shower of glass-drops hanging in silver tapers."

When Lockwood saw the interior of the house for the first time, he notes that the "corners defended with large jutting stones",