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1 Wuthering Heights Techniques focus Characterization: the act of creating and developing a character

2 Wuthering Heights Techniques focus Direct characterization: the writer tells / states what a characters traits are.

3 Indirect characterization: the writer reveals indirectly what a characters traits are: * through what a character says, thinks, or does * through a description of the characters appearance * through a characters statements, thoughts, or actions * through other others statements, thoughts, or actions relating to the character

4 Imagery: descriptive language used in literature to create sensory experiences (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch). Imagery enriches writing by making it more vivid, setting a tone, suggesting emotions, and guiding readers reactions.

5 Symbolism and motifs in Wuthering Heights

6 The moors play an important part in establishing the mood of Wuthering Heights..

7 The Moors Moors are open areas, wet, wild, and relatively infertile.

8 As the novel opens, Lockwood fears walking through the moors at night.

9 Catherine and Heathcliff spend much of their childhood escaping to and rambling on the moors, symbolizing their wild inclinations.

10 Catherine and Heathcliff are buried on the moors because 0f their fondness for the wildness they represent.

11 The Moors also represent danger.

12 Nelly and Catherine are feared to have drowned in the moors.

13 GHOSTSGHOSTS

14 Lockwood is awakened by Catherines ghost as he slumbers at Wuthering Heights.

15 Heathc Heathcliff craves the past And longs for the ghost Of Catherine to haunt him. Heathcliff yearns for the past and longs for the ghost of Catherine to haunt him.

16 At the end of the novel, rumors persist that Catherine and Heathcliff roam the moors at night.

17 WEATHER

18 The extreme wind prevalent at Wuthering Heights symbolizes the hardness of its inhabitants

19 Wind and rain or sleet are present when old Mr. Earnshaw dies, when Heathcliff leaves, when Catherine is buried, and when Heathcliff dies.

20 Windows and Doors Wuthering Heights characters are often impeded by locked windows and doors.

21 LoLLoc Lockwood finds Wuthering Heights locked as he arrives.

22 Nelly and Catherine are locked in rooms at Wuthering Heights with windows too small to escape through.

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24 Heathcliff is locked outside Wuthering Heights and cant get in through the locked door or narrow window.

25 At other times windows are intentionally left open

26 He Heathcliff opens a window to let Catherines ghost enter.

27 Nelly opens a window to let Heathcliff enter Catherines room at Thrushcross Grange.

28 Catherines Locket

29 Books and Education

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32 Works Cited Lorcher, Trent. "Symbolism in Wuthering Heights." Bright Hub. Web. 12 Mar. 2010. The Readers Guide to Emily Jane Brontes Wuthering Heights. Web. 30 Mar. 2010.


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