Mr. Earnshaw- The patriarch of the Earnshaw family and the original owner of Wuthering Heights. When no one answers, Joseph tells him that Heathcliff is not home. Heathcliff becomes insane and demands Catherine's spirit to forever haunt him. She was raised at Wuthering Heights and becomes close to her adoptive brother Heathcliff and they develop into inseparable, romantic soulmates. I have been chipping away at the book, because it is long and dense, so that is an on going effort. He eavesdrops Hareton and Cathy in the kitchen, and hears her teaching her cousin how to read, kissing him when he got it right and slapping him when he made a mistake. He visits his landlord, Mr. Heathcliff, who lives at Wuthering Heights, the neighboring property. Soon after arrival, he visits his landlord, Mr Heathcliff, who lives in the remote moorland farmhouse called “Wuthering Heights”. Lockwood goes to the Heights to pay off the rest of his rent, where the gate is locked. He stays confined in bed and during that time, Heathcliff comes over to visit him and receives a pair of game birds from him. Hareton takes the note but then gives it back to her. Once again there is a break in the story, this one six months long as Mr. Lockwood makes good on his plan to leave the moor. Thrushcross Grange is the name of the estate Lockwood rents from a man named Mr. Heathcliff—“a dark skinned gipsy” with a disdainful appearance (27). Lockwood falls asleep and has two nightmares. Foreshadows the mystery of the lives and resentments of the people who live there. The novel opens after he has just returned from a visit with his landlord and neighbour, Mr. Heathcliff about Thrushcross Grange. He originally grew up to be spoiled by his rich lifestyle, but as an adult, he is devoted to his nobility and his house is a haven to anyone. The tenant meets a haughty, pretty young woman sitting by the fire. Heathcliff becomes insane with grief and demands Catherine to possess his body and drive him mad. Heathcliff becomes passionate and calls out for the ghost to come back in. The story comes back to the present tense and Mr Lockwood decides to leave Thrushcross Grange. While he is cared for by the housekeeper Nelly Dean, she tells him the story of Heathcliff and the family of Wuthering Heights. Young Catherine and Hareton. He asks Nelly to continue the rest of the story, even wondering how Heathcliff earned his fortune. The relationship between the two love interests sparks a battle of love versus hate with the majority of the characters in the novel. Lockwood is told he would either have to pay his rent either to Cathy or to Nelly. Heathcliff and Isabella elope, but he mistreats her after bringing her to the Heights, even blaming her for causing Catherine's illness instead of Edgar. She is a kind, sympathetic woman to everyone she had served, even to the two tragic main characters Heathcliff and Catherine. Lockwood would rather sleep late the next day and he urges her to keep going. Lockwood finds himself strangely attracted to a man who seems even more reclusive than he. She died less than 2 years later. The next day, on a snowy afternoon, Lockwood returns to the Heights, just like he had promised. Lockwood asks her about the name 'Earnshaw' carved above the front door and if they are an old family. Now Heathcliff has ownership of both houses, he has Cathy live with him as a servant and Linton passes away shortly after marrying her. Heathcliff- The main protagonist/anti-hero. The gate is locked so he climbs over it and knocks on the front door. Imagining this hall located where Top Withens was located really made the setting more “real” for me. Wuthering Heights is an 1847 novel by Emily Brontë. Shortly after he arrives, as documented in his diary, Lockwood goes over to Wuthering Heights to meet his landlord, named Mr. Heathcliff, who doesn't seem to be very kind towards him. The woman's name is Catherine Linton, the daughter of Nelly's late master Mr. Linton and the widow of Heathcliff's son. When he is betrayed and left out, he immediately decides to plan revenge on everyone who had wronged him over the years; even if it involves inflicting abuse and hatred towards them. The Linton's come over for a Christmas party, and after Heathcliff tries to fight the Linton's son Edgar, Hindley has him locked up as punishment. Basically he wants to get away from it all! Earnshaw and Linton), Heathcliff demands Catherine's spirit haunt him and drive him mad. After Mr. Earnshaw's death a few years later, Hindley inherits the house and mistreats Heathcliff such as making him a poor servant. It is 1801 and Thrushcross Grange has a new tenant, Mr. Lockwood. Catherine's ghost possesses Heathcliff since their love is obsessive and even in death, he would not be separated from her and her hauntings is a curse of anguish. He stays as a tenant at Thrushcross Grange and becomes interested in his demented landlord and the gloomy house he lived in. What gift does Cathy ask Nelly to take to Hareton for her? Nelly grew up with the Earnshaw's and would later be their servant. Nelly doesn't know but goes on with her narrative. Very little is known about his background prior to his presence at Wuthering Heights, since he is mostly reclusive who doesn’t talk about his life personally, such as his early years or relationships, although he brought up the time he had a failed romance with a woman. Heathcliff's presence had sparked many hatred and resentment to various characters around him. She is also pregnant. Catherine argues with Heathcliff about this, and when Edgar finds out, he forbids her from seeing him again. Mrs. Dean relates to Mr. Lockwood the events which took place at Thrushcross Grange, only a year ago. Both Heathcliff and Catherine grew into romantic soulmates. Her relationship with him results in the conception and birth of a son, Linton. He is also no stranger to violence, as he had endured being nearly hurt or even killed on some occasions; such as being attacked by Heathcliff's dogs or having ice splashed down his neck. Mr Lockwood, a rich man from the south, has rented Thrushcross Grange in the north of England for peace and recuperation. She is curious of what life is like outside of her home the Grange, but later finds herself a prisoner and servant to Heathcliff. 1801 c. 1802 d. 1803 4. ― Chapter 2 Mr. Lockwood is a major character and main narrator in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights. When Hareton initially refuses Cathy's advances of friendship, what does she do? Mr Lockwood: The first narrator, he rents Thrushcross Grange to escape society, but in the end decides society is preferable. In 1801, a gentleman named Mr. Lockwood stays as a tenant at a stately house Thrushcross Grange in the Yorkshire moors. The theme of love vs hatred also played out on the younger generations, mainly towards Hareton, Cathy and Linton. ‘Mr. In the gothic novel, Wuthering Heights, a man named Lockwood rents a manor house called Thrushcross Grange in the moor country of England in the winter of 1801. ", and when he asks who it was, the ghost says she is Catherine Linton and she had been locked out of Wuthering Heights for 20 years. The year is 1801. Isabella Linton- The sister of Edgar Linton and wife of Heathcliff. He reads one entry where around the time after her father's death, the writer Catherine describes on how her brother Hindley made her and Heathcliff listen to Joseph's boring sermons, and that Heathcliff was being mistreated by Hindley. Everyone is rude to the tenant, even Mr. Heathcliff. He first goes to the Grange, where a servant he doesn't know answers the door and is the new housekeeper. The Wuthering Heights quotes below are all either spoken by Mr. Lockwood or refer to Mr. Lockwood. typically masculine) role at the Grange. Her novel has even invented such unique Gothic words as "Wuthering" and "Heathcliff". Edgar's health fails the following year and is dying. After Catherine accepts a marriage proposal from him, she confesses to Nelly she can't marry Heathcliff due to his degraded low status but believes they are the same person with connected spirits. We delve into the past as … Thrushcross Grange lies within a large park, with a two-mile (three kilometer) walk from the main house to the porter's lodge by the entrance. Mr. Lockwood is an ordinary man who finds himself learning and narrating the most sombre story he could hear in his lifetime. The moors symbolize Catherine and Heathcliff's freedom from society where they can run freely, since the hills and terrain are part of the theme of good vs evil between the Heights and the Grange. After hearing that Isabella is dying, Edgar goes to London to retrieve her son Linton and bring him back to the Grange. He meets the housekeeper, Nelly Dean, who brings him a tray of supper and while he eats, he bids her to sit with him and asks her about the inhabitants of Wuthering Heights and about the young woman he saw there. He treats Heathcliff cruelly and makes him a servant. He also tells the whole story in his diary that he had written; therefore his diary entries is the novel itself. Lockwood was corrected by his landlord that the young man is his nephew, who Lockwood thought was his son, and the woman his daughter-in-law. Nelly looks after the infant, Hindley becomes a heavy drinker, and Catherine and Edgar fall in love. 5 weeks later, Catherine returns as a pampered, noble lady. That suits me perfectly. He also tells the whole story in his diary that he had written; therefore his diary entries is the novel itself. After returning to Thrushcross Grange, Lockwood becomes ill and is confined to bed. 3 years later, Catherine and Edgar got married and moved to the Grange. Set on the moors of Yorkshire in England, Wuthering Heights opens with remarks from Mr Lockwood, the recently arrived Thrushcross Grange tenant. Lockwood learns that Nelly hasn't spoke to Cathy since she lived at the Heights, and 6 weeks have passed since he arrived at Yorkshire. 3. Heathcliff returns as a wealthy, polished gentleman shortly afterwards and Catherine is delighted to see him again, except Edgar. Lockwood is an English gentleman who arrives on the Yorkshire moors for a retreat from city life. Lockwood can only tell the story by the way he sees, hears and thinks on the surface. Mr. Lockwood must spend the night at the manor in Wuthering Heights because of a snowstorm. But he ends up being attacked by the crowd instead and he wrestles Joseph for his weapon. He writes in his diary that Nelly has finished her story and decides to go to Wuthering Heights to inform his landlord he is ending his tenancy and return home to London to escape from the strange inhabitants of Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. Lockwood, a self-described misanthropist, is renting Thrushcross Grange in an effort to get away from society following a failure at love. Lockwood's visit to Wuthering Heights and its rude, unwelcoming residents. His goal is to be in the country for quiet and see nature's beauty. Mr. Earnshaw's young daughter, Catherine, becomes close friends with Heathcliff while her brother Hindley is jealous and hates him. Lockwood, a young London gentleman, is a newcomer to the Yorkshire Moors, Wuthering Heights. At one point, Nelly pauses her narrative and Lockwood is told that most of the story's events she is describing just took place last year during the past winter and is encouraged by her to start a romantic relationship with Cathy. Catherine and Edgar got married 3 years later. But in his dream, Lockwood sees a clergyman named Jabez Branderham preaching to a full congregation. He visited twice his landlord, Mr. Heathcliff’s residence at a nearby manor called Wuthering Heights. 15 years c. 18 years d. 20 years 2. Yorkshire. He is fascinated by Heathcliff's dark demeanor and the haunting setting of the Heights. Mr. Lockwood narrates the entire novel throughout, almost like an entry in his diary. Most of the characters who grew up at the Heights shared the traits that represent the house, such as Heathcliff. She was taken into the house and Heathcliff was forced to leave without her. They pass the Gimmerton chapel where it was run off and without a clergyman in real life. He asks Nelly if she knows about Heathcliff's story and would talk about it to him for about an hour since he wouldn't be able to go to bed yet. He agrees on that idea, although it is unlikely she will return her feelings to him and since the moors are not his home, he must leave as soon as possible. She falls in love with Heathcliff, but was warned by her sister-in-law that he is a bad influence. He even thinks that ghosts could inhabit the house, but Nelly doesn't believe it. 13 years later, Cathy grows into a lively, pretty young girl and Nelly was assigned to be her guardian. Mr. Lockwood rents from Heathcliff at Thrushcross Grange Joseph is a servant It is noticed that 1500 and Hareton Earnshaw are marked, but never asks why Heathcliff seems to want no part of Mr.Lockwood Violent dogs went after Healthcliff and Mr Lockwood A random guy gets lockwood to go with him to try and get him back inside of wuthering heights. The next morning, Lockwood refuses to have breakfast and Heathcliff escorts him back to Thrushcross Grange, but leaves him in the snow halfway. He is in love with Catherine and marries her, but he hates Heathcliff as he sees him as a threat to his family. I am delighted with the house I am renting from him. What gift did Mr. Earnshaw promise to bring Nelly Dean from Liverpool? When he finds out Catherine is dying, Nelly helps him go over to the Grange to see her, where they have an emotional reunion and Heathcliff having a hard time forgiving her. Utterly terrified, Lockwood wakes Heathcliff, that after that proceeds to throw open the window and call out to the ghost, asking it to return. In the second nightmare, he is bothered by a fir tree branch tapping against the window. And the scenery here in Yorkshire is so beautiful! Emily Brontë does not describe Thrushcross Grange with the same detail that she applies to Wuthering Heights. Not suprisingly, Lockwood starts his diary off with the word ‘I’ which sums up Lockwood’s egotistical nature. Mr. Lockwood is living on rent in the estate called Thrushcross Grange. Hindley becomes an alcoholic, and Catherine spends more time with Edgar than with Heathcliff, and she and Edgar fall in love. Here, he meets his landlord, Heathcliff, a very wealthy man who lives 4 miles away in the manor called Wuthering Heights. Mr. Earnshaw protected more Heathcliff than Hindley, until finally he sent his son away from Wuthering Heights, Mr. Earnshaw finally died one night in the company of old Cathy. wealthy gentleman who comes to spend a year in the country at Thrushcross Grange His fears make him irritated afterwards, and even if he is a coward, he constantly ponders of the two families and the strange, serene wilderness of the moors. https://classic-literature.fandom.com/wiki/Mr._Lockwood?oldid=2813. "Whatever our souls are, his and mine are the same." When Heathcliff hears about this, he runs away and disappears from the Heights. He enters the kitchen where he sees Cathy cooking, and didn't know he was there. Despite his gruff, unkempt appearance, he is a good-hearted, sensitive young man with very little contact with the outside world. 30 years earlier, Mr. Earnshaw was the owner of the Heights in the mid 1770s, and he lived there with his wife and two young children, Hindley and Catherine. During his second visit, Lockwood meets some mysterious residents of Wuthering Heights. A blizzard appears and no one offers to take Lockwood home, so he takes a lantern and decides to leave himself, promising to come back the next day. 1 year c. 2 years d. 3 years 3. In the gothic novel, Wuthering Heights, a man named Lockwood rents a manor house called Thrushcross Grange in the moor country of England in the winter of 1801. Here, he meets his landlord, Heathcliff, a very wealthy man who lives 4 miles away in the manor called Wuthering Heights. He assumes that she is Heathcliff's wife, and tries to talk with her but she rudely responds. fruit. He hurries past the kitchen and even tosses a golden coin to Joseph on his way out. Zillah escorts him to his room to stay in. He decided to seek solitude by leaving London and escaping into the countryside. The first impression I developed of Heathcliff was one of uncertainty. But before he could leave, Joseph sends a pack of dogs on top of him for stealing the lantern. Lockwood, a self-described misanthropist, is renting Thrushcross Grange in an effort to get away from society following a failure at love. He is intrigued by his landlord, Mr. Heathcliff, who lives in a manor called Wuthering Heights. Why does Mr. Lockwood stop by Thrushcross Grange? Lockwood, your new tenant, sir. On sunrise, Heathcliff escorts Lockwood back to Thrushcross Grange. In Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë, Mr. Lockwood chronicles the time he spends in England at Thrushcross Grange. The hilly, barren landscape in Yorkshire and the main setting. Everyone starts fighting with each other and the clergyman taps loudly on the pulpit boards. They are usually wet, soggy, cold and unpredictable. Heathcliff meets his new tenant, Mr. Lockwood, who has come to rent Thrushcross Grange. He discovers young Heathcliff and adopts him as his own son. He names the child Heathcliff and adopts him into the family. Mr. Lockwood narrates the entire novel throughout, almost like an entry in his diary. He describes Heathcliff and the sitting room of the Heights, and briefly has an altercation with the dogs before returning to the Grange. While visiting his landlord's home, Lockwood gets snowed in and is forced to spend the night at the Heights. He explains the letter is from Nelly, and while Cathy ignores him, he still urges her to talk to him for Nelly would need a response. But in adulthood, he becomes a dark person not just for his personality, but for his appearance as he is described as a "dark-skinned gypsy". He also tells him that he had read Catherine's diary and how they had been good friends in their youth. Foreshadows the tragic, harsh backstory of the Catherine's of the Heights (e.g. She continues where she left off. The story picks up when Mr. Lockwood, out hunting in the country, realizes he is near Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights. Chapter 2: Curiosity leads Lockwood to make a second visit the next day. After entering the house, he sees a mother dog and her puppies. Brontë died just a year after publication but Wuthering Heights would be regarded as one of the most greatest classic novels, and is even an example of Gothic literature. All Characters Mr. Lockwood Ellen "Nelly" Dean Hindley Earnshaw Catherine Earnshaw Linton Heathcliff Catherine/Cathy Linton Heathcliff Earnshaw Hareton Earnshaw Edgar Linton Symbols All Symbols Wuthering Heights Thrushcross Grange The Weather Upgrade to LitCharts A + Instant downloads of all 1383 LitChart PDFs (including Wuthering Heights). Frances Earnshaw- Hindley's silly, simpering wife who he had met and married when at college. Once Mr. Lockwood has ordered arrangements at Thrushcross Grange he walks to Wuthering Heights. Linton dies after marrying her, and both she and Hareton bond. Soon after arrival, he visits his landlord, Mr Heathcliff, who lives in the remote moorland farmhouse called “Wuthering Heights”. Lockwood is jealous of how beautiful she really is. Isabella ends up ruining her own life by marrying him and being treated cruelly by Heathcliff and his servants. She tells how she grew up in Wuthering Heights, and how one night Mr Earnshaw brought home the enigmatic boy, Heathcliff, whom he had found hungry in Liverpool. Catherine and Heathcliff become close while Hindley is jealous of the boy. For 4 weeks afterwards, Lockwood falls ill following his traumatic experience at the Heights. How long has nelly been working at thrushcross grange. Mr. Lockwood, who rents Thrushcross Grange, pays... See full answer below. Months later, Heathcliff returns as a wealthy, proper gentleman. Frances: Hindley's ailing wife and mother of Hareton Earnshaw. He discovers three names had been carved on the bed cabinet, which says the names Catherine repeatedly but with different surnames that included Earnshaw, Linton and Heathcliff. He again urges her to narrate where she left off. In what region of England was Emily Brontë raised? Catherine's willfulness and Edgar's passive love means that Catherine takes on the dominant (i.e. Soon afterwards, Heathcliff arrives and scolds him for arriving. After Hareton and Cathy have an argument, Lockwood finds out that Heathcliff had confiscated all of her books and Hareton had attempted to read them and Cathy teased his illiteracy, which ended up him burning the books. Hopeless to leave this haunted house and also its eerie residents, Lockwood sets off for Thrushcross Grange immediately. It is 1801, and the narrator, Mr. Lockwood, relates how he has just returned from a visit to his new landlord, Mr. Heathcliff. He takes him into the family and names him Heathcliff. In the gothic novel, Wuthering Heights, a man named Lockwood rents a manor house called Thrushcross Grange in the moor country of England in the winter of 1801. The novel opens after he has just returned from a visit with his landlord and neighbour, Mr. Heathcliff about Thrushcross Grange. He tends to not reveal the reader any details of his past or personal life and stay focused on the storyline instead. In Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë, Mr. Lockwood chronicles the time he spends in England at Thrushcross Grange. Linton arrives, but Heathcliff wants to keep him in his custody. He is forced by Heathcliff to marry Cathy and have his father claim Thrushcross Grange's inheritance. Cathy and Linton have a secret relationship until Nelly finds out, and Heathcliff hopes they would marry. One day, Mr. Earnshaw goes to Liverpool on a trip and brings home an orphaned, homeless boy he found on the streets. They treat Catherine like a proper woman and introduced her to their lavish, rich lifestyle. Mr. Lockwood Sees a Ghost (Chapters 1–3): Mr. Lockwood has rented Thrushcross Grange in Yorkshire. Catherine locks herself up and her health starts to fail. Chapter 2:(II) A Singular Family. Mr. and Mrs. Linton- The parents of Edgar and Isabella. Nelly Dean. Published in December 1847, the novel was met with negative feedback, due to its inappropriate and controversial content, as well as challenging against strict Victorian classes and ideals at the time. 1. After he is released, Heathcliff swears revenge on Hindley. Lockwood's encounter with Catherine Earnshaw's ghost in his nightmare. 13 years later, Cathy grows into a beautiful, lively girl. She accepts his marriage proposal and confesses to Nelly that she cannot marry Heathcliff for she would degrade herself, due to his low social status and illiteracy. But even if he is an unreliable storyteller, he had at least arrived at Wuthering Heights at the right time to witness its tragic tale that he would record. Lockwood, your new tenant, sir. Before long, his behaviour turns bizarre; such as refusing to eat, wandering around the moors and murmuring Catherine's name. In this wild, stormy countryside, Lockwood asks his housekeeper, Nelly Dean, to tell him the story of Heathcliff and the strange denizens of Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff is now the owner of both houses and has Cathy live at the Heights as a servant. Several ghosts, such as Catherine Earnshaw, are spotted haunting Wuthering Heights and the moors. He had fallen in love with a "real goddess" (6), … Wuthering Heights is an 1847 novel by Emily Brontë. Nelly tells Lockwood that Edgar is buried in the same graveyard with his wife Catherine Linton. As a child, Hareton was uneducated and instead was used to inflict mean and cruel behavior on others by Heathcliff. Joseph- A longtime, elderly servant at Wuthering Heights. After going inside, he meets Nelly. Edgar despised Heathcliff for coming back into Catherine's life and taking his home and family away from him. Gimmerton. The preface was written and published in the 1850 edition. In Chapter 1 the narrator, Mr. Lockwood, relates how he has just returned from a visit to his new landlord, Mr. Heathcliff. The narrative picked up … After he is released by Nelly, Heathcliff vows revenge on Hindley. The men sit down and talk again about the rental property, with Lockwood promising he would pay off the rest of his tenancy later on. Classic Literature Wikia is a FANDOM Books Community. Mr. Lockwood is the new tenant at Thrushcross Grange, a house in a remote part of North Yorkshire. Lockwood is taken to a room that is forbidden for anyone to stay in by Heathcliff. First Visit to Wuthering Heights. 1800 b. Mr. Earnshaw departs on a business trip to Liverpool and brings home a gypsy orphan he discovered while he was away. Many critics panned it for its violence, passionate but brutal characters, and amoral story. As Lockwood leaves, he stops to view the graves of Catherine, Edgar and Heathcliff and ponders the peaceful quietness of the Yorkshire moors. In 1801, Lockwood, the new tenant at Thrushcross Grange in Yorkshire, pays a visit to his landlord, Heathcliff, at his remote moorland farmhouse, Wuthering Heights. The diary belongs to Mr Lockwood, who happens to be staying at Thrushcross Grange. As Edgar travels to London to retrieve his nephew from his dying sister, Cathy explores the moors and comes across the Heights where she meets the inhabitants, including her cousin Hareton and Heathcliff. However, the moors can also symbolize danger. Mr. Heathcliff is out, and his young relatives, Mrs. Heathcliff and Hareton Earnshaw, are very disagreeable. Later that night, Catherine dies after giving birth to a daughter named Cathy Linton. Following the publication of her and her sisters' poetry collection that wasn't well received, Brontë and the sisters decide to write their own novel and have it published under male pseudonyms, with Brontë using Ellis Bell. 12 years b. Foreshadows the upcoming insanity of Heathcliff in his final days, Lockwood discovers Catherine names written over her room. Cathy and Hareton plan to marry on New Year's Day and live at the Grange together. The intense disapproval of him causes Heathcliff to turn his fearsome hatred towards those who have opposed him and died thinking he would be loved again by his soulmate. This time he is snowed in and has plenty of When Cathy is 16 years old, she and Nelly encounter Heathcliff on the moors and brings them back to the Heights for Cathy to meet Linton. When asked by the girl if Nelly likes him, he replies that he does. How does the new housekeeper react when Mr. Lockwood appears at Thrushcross Grange? Nelly informs him of Heathcliff’s strange death three months before and the unlikely friendship that blossomed between Cathy and Hareton, who helped each other through the hardships of their lives. 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