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Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights

First generation (prima generazione)
- Heathcliff is brought to wuthering heights by mr earnshaw (heathcliff viene portato alle "altezze cadenti" dal signor earnshaw)
- heathcliff is oppressed and exploited by hindley, the earnshaw's son (heathcliff viene oppresso e sfruttato da hindley, il figlio di earnshaw)
- Cathy earnshaw and heatcliff become twin souls (anime gemelle)
- cathy transformed from savage to proper lady (da selvaggia a signora adatta)
- Cathy betrays heatcliff (tradisce heathcliff) and she marrys edgar lynton
- Heatcliff returned intent on revenge (intendo a vendicarsi) and cathy try to have both, heatcliff and edgar (prova ad avere entrambi)
- Cathy's derangement and illness (lo sconvolgimento e la malattia di cathy)
Part two: second generation
- Heatcliff gained the property by marriage to isabella linton (guadagna la proprietà dal matrimonio con isabella linton)

- Degradation of Hareton (degradazione di hareton, figlio di isabella e heatcliff)
- Heatcliff loses interests in revenge (perde gli interessi per la vendetta) and died with cathy
- Marriage of cathy II and hareton (matrimonio di cathy II e hareton)
Opposite principles (principi opposti):
Wuthering heights is composed by storm and energy (tempesta ed energia); a gloomy and severe atmosphere (una cupa e grave atmosfera); the home of earnshaws
Thrushcross grange (fattoria trushcross) is composed by calm (calma), stability, kindness (gentilezza) and respectability; the home of the lintons.
Moors as symbols (brughiere come simbolo)
Le brughiere sono terre sabbiose e argillose.
The moors represent the romantic rejection of society and the desire to trascend its rules ( le brughiere rappresentano il rifiuto romantico e il desiderio di trascendere le regole della società )
Main characters
Cathy is difficult, wayward (ribelle), unfeminine (poco femminile)
Heatcliff is insensible, with unknow origins (origini sconosciute).
Heatcliff cathy relationship is vendictive (vendicativa, violent and possessive. They simbolise the instinctual forces (le forze istintive) and they are in contrast with civilised characters.

Main themes

Love vs heatred (amore contro odio)
The violent passions and the wild landscape (il paesaggio selvaggio)
Death is a liberation of the spirit (la morte è una liberazione dello spirito)
Gothic elements
Heatcliff is a gothic villain (furfante).
The cathy's ghost.
Dreams and superstitions mentioned to convey the struggle between the two opposite principles of love and hate.
(sogni e superstizioni usati per trasmettere la lotta tra i due principi oppisti dell’amore e dell odio)

Style
Non-linear narrative structure
There is the flashback
Binary structure invites to comparison between two stories and implies an active reader.
(la struttura binaria invita a un confronto tra le due storie e implica a una lettura attiva)
Two frame narrators
Lokwood, external narraor (narratore esterno)
Nelly dean, internal
Nelly dean's prospectives are: morality, religion, superstition
Lokwood's prospectives are: the voice of conventional society. And an unreliable narrator (un inaffidabile narratore).

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