Presentation on theme: "Chapter 2 Volume 1 By Ashley Williams. Key Events Nelly tells Lockwood the history of the Wuthering Heights and clarifies the family relations. When Catherine."— Presentation transcript:
Key Events Nelly tells Lockwood the history of the Wuthering Heights and clarifies the family relations. When Catherine and Hindley are young children, Mr Earnshaw takes a trip to Liverpool and he comes home with a orphan (Heathcliff). Catherine and Hindley resent Heathcliff at first, but quickly grow to love him. Catherine and Heathcliff become inseparable.
Developments of Characters and Relationships We find out through Nellie's story that Hareton Earnshaw is young Catherine’s cousin. After Mr Earnshaw brings home Heathcliff from Liverpool, Hindley continues to resent him but Catherine learned to love him. Also Mrs Earnshaw does not trust Heathcliff. Mr Earnshaw loves Heathcliff like he is his own son.
Developments of themes The theme of this chapter is love, Catherine and Heathcliff’s passion for one another seems to be the centre of Wuthering Heights, as it is stronger and more lasting than any other emotion displayed in the chapter as Nellie criticizes both of them for this passion.
Significant Literary or Linguistic Techniques The techniques Bronte uses in this chapter is the Yorkshire dialect. There is also many adjectives to describe Heathcliff such as ‘dirty’ and ‘black haired child’. There are also many rhetorical questions in the chapter such as “When they had their own bairns to feed, and fend for?” and “What he meant to do with it, and whether he were mad?”.
Cross Reference to other chapters There is a quote right at the end of the chapter that I spotted which was “I was deceived, completely” which cross reference chapter 3, volume 1.
Key Quotes When Earnshaw arrives back from his trip to Liverpool and brings home Heathcliff he describes him as “a gift from god” (pg 36). Other remarks about Heathcliff that describe him is “Gipsy Brat” (pg 37), “A dirty ragged black haired child” (pg 36). Cathy Heathcliff is described by Lockwood as “That pretty girl widow” (pg 33).