wuthering heights

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Like the world of Transylvania, the Gothic setting in Wuthering Heights suggests a wild and primitive landscape unconstrained by Orthodox norms. The reader is first introduced to Wuthering Heights, the house and its surroundings, as it appears to the middle class, Mr. Lockwood, on a stormy night. Thus, Lockwood serves the same role and Jonathan Harker as he is the bridge between the world of 19th century normal realities and the primeval world of Wuthering …

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…has such a great effect on the reader as a result of the duality and mysterious characteristics presented. The attraction of these novels can be expressed through what "H.P. Lovecraft, said, was 'the scratching of unknown claws at the rind of the known world.' This is certainly what one hears in the passages of the great writers who have forced their way into this essay, the sound, however intermittent, is unmistakable and unforgettable."