History Literature / WutheringHeights

4th Feb '18 11:51:59 AM UnnaturalPonny
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ThePlace: Wuthering Heights. It's notable that four houses in Emily's and [[Creator/AnneBronte Anne]]'s novels have "W.H." initials: Wellwood House in ''Literature/AgnesGrey'', the eponymous mansion in ''Wuthering Heights'', and Wildfell Hall and Woodford Hall in ''Literature/TheTenantofWildfellHall''. According to Stevie Davies, both sisters used places and characters in their Gondal cycle as a source of inspiration for their fiction.
11th Jan '18 5:47:01 PM Pamina
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TeenPregnancy: Catherine Earnshaw and Isabella Linton both have children in their late teens, though it was not uncommon at the time.

to:

* TeenPregnancy: Catherine Earnshaw and Isabella Linton both have children in their late teens, though it they're both married and this was not uncommon at the time.
11th Jan '18 2:30:24 PM Pamina
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DeathByChildbirth: Hindley's wife, Frances. The other servants realized Nelly would end up raising the baby because "the doctor says the missus must go" as soon as he is born. Sure enough, she dies of a coughing fit. Hindley's wife was in denial about having [[VictorianNovelDisease consumption]]; Nelly noticed that, even as a new bride, Frances was easily winded and "[[IncurableCoughOfDeath coughed troublesomely sometimes]]."
** [[spoiler:Catherine dies immediately after giving birth to her daughter, but her death is really a suicide by starvation. She has been starving herself out of distress over the acrimonious feud between Heathcliff and Edgar.]]

to:

* DeathByChildbirth: DeathByChildbirth:
**
Hindley's wife, Frances. The Frances dies of [[IncurableCoughOfDeath tuberculosis]] complicated by the birth of her son Hareton. As soon as the baby is born, the other servants realized inform Nelly would that she'll end up raising the baby him because "the doctor says the missus must go" as soon as he is born. Sure enough, she dies of a coughing fit. Hindley's wife go." Frances was in denial about having [[VictorianNovelDisease consumption]]; consumption, but Nelly had noticed that, even as a new bride, Frances she was easily winded and "[[IncurableCoughOfDeath coughed "coughed troublesomely sometimes]].sometimes."
** [[spoiler:Catherine [[spoiler: Catherine dies immediately after giving birth to her daughter, but her death is really a suicide by starvation. daughter. She has had already been ill with BrainFever for some time and had been starving herself out of distress over the acrimonious feud between Heathcliff and Edgar.]]
10th Jan '18 6:54:05 AM lalaTKG
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EvilOrphan: Heathcliff. His FreudianExcuse is relatively strong, but at any rate, he ends up a usurping beast of pure spite, and his intentions are just that.

to:

* EvilOrphan: Heathcliff. His FreudianExcuse is relatively strong, but at any rate, he ends up a an usurping beast of pure spite, and his intentions are just that.



* PyrrhicVillainy: [[spoiler:After Heathcliff's rivals have all died and he's ruined his and their children's lives, he finds he has no satisfaction. What's more, when Catherine (II) and Hareton begin to break free from his restraint and fall in love with each other, he goes into a VillainousBreakdown.]]

to:

* PyrrhicVillainy: [[spoiler:After Heathcliff's rivals have all died and he's ruined his and their children's lives, he finds he has [[RevengeFeelsEmpty no satisfaction.satisfaction]]. What's more, when Catherine (II) and Hareton begin to break free from his restraint and fall in love with each other, he goes into a VillainousBreakdown.]]
12th Nov '17 7:28:53 PM jamespolk
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Has been filmed several times, most notably the 1939 version starring Creator/LaurenceOlivier as Heathcliff, while a younger, pre-''Film/JamesBond'' Creator/TimothyDalton played Heathcliff in the 1970 film version. Also inspired the 1978 Music/KateBush song of the same name ("Heathcliff, it's me, I'm Cathy, I've come home..."), as well as an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqiUGjghlzU adaptation]] in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', Music/{{Genesis}}' album ''Wind and Wuthering'', which used a quotation from the book's ending for two of its song titles, Creator/{{MTV}}'s adaptation of their own with Heathcliff as a guitar-strumming song-writer pitted against classic cello-playing Edgar. And finally, let's not forget Music/DeathCabForCutie's "Cath...", which is fairly transparently based on ''Wuthering Heights'', but in their own style.

to:

Has been filmed several times, times. Possibly most notably notable is the 1939 version version, directed by Creator/WilliamWyler, starring Creator/LaurenceOlivier as Heathcliff, while a Merle Oberon as Cathy, and Creator/DavidNiven as Edgar, with Music/AlfredNewman composing the score. A younger, pre-''Film/JamesBond'' Creator/TimothyDalton played Heathcliff in the 1970 film version. Also inspired the 1978 Music/KateBush song of the same name ("Heathcliff, it's me, I'm Cathy, I've come home..."), as well as an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqiUGjghlzU adaptation]] in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', Music/{{Genesis}}' album ''Wind and Wuthering'', which used a quotation from the book's ending for two of its song titles, Creator/{{MTV}}'s adaptation of their own with Heathcliff as a guitar-strumming song-writer pitted against classic cello-playing Edgar. And finally, let's not forget Music/DeathCabForCutie's "Cath...", which is fairly transparently based on ''Wuthering Heights'', but in their own style.
2nd Nov '17 11:28:44 AM Discord_and_Dine
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BitCharacter: Lockwood doesn't do a whole lot in the story, despite being the narrator at the beginning.
2nd Nov '17 9:23:57 AM Discord_and_Dine
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Some scholars speculate that Healthcliff is actually a vampire.
2nd Nov '17 9:22:31 AM Discord_and_Dine
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The second half of the novel tends to be left out of earlier adaptations, such as the 1939 adaptation.

to:

** The second half of the novel tends to be left out of earlier adaptations, such as the 1939 adaptation. This means such important characters as Catherine's daughter Cathy, Linton, and Hareton make no appearances.
3rd Oct '17 12:34:07 AM Eievie
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Nelly's story is one of a terrible, unchecked, all-consuming passion -- that between Heathcliff, a mysterious foundling brought to Wuthering Heights as a child, and Catherine Earnshaw, his spoilt, flighty, and wild-spirited foster sister. The two became inseparable friends and later fell in love. Their love, though passionate, was cruelly thwarted by Hindley Earnshaw, Catherine's brother and Heathcliff's sworn enemy, who resented Heathcliff as an interloper in his father's affections and, upon inheriting the estate, spitefully turned Heathcliff into a downtrodden slave. Catherine's own desires for social mobility and class see her marry her decent and devoted, but seemingly weak, neighbour Edgar Linton, even as she insists that her one true love is and always will be Heathcliff. Heathcliff leaves Wuthering Heights in bitterness, only to return several years later, having made his fortune elsewhere and determined to crush those who thwarted his one chance at happiness -- as well as all their relations.

to:

Nelly's story is one of a terrible, unchecked, all-consuming passion -- that passion--that between Heathcliff, a mysterious foundling brought to Wuthering Heights as a child, and Catherine Earnshaw, his spoilt, flighty, and wild-spirited foster sister. The two became inseparable friends and later fell in love. Their love, though passionate, was cruelly thwarted by Hindley Earnshaw, Catherine's brother and Heathcliff's sworn enemy, who resented Heathcliff as an interloper in his father's affections and, upon inheriting the estate, spitefully turned Heathcliff into a downtrodden slave. Catherine's own desires for social mobility and class see her marry her decent and devoted, but seemingly weak, neighbour Edgar Linton, even as she insists that her one true love is and always will be Heathcliff. Heathcliff leaves Wuthering Heights in bitterness, only to return several years later, having made his fortune elsewhere and determined to crush those who thwarted his one chance at happiness -- as happiness--as well as all their relations.



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Deconstructed - the love between Catherine and Heathcliff is passionate but is between two people who are rather sociopathic and the fact they don't get an non-conforming HappilyEverAfter leads to nothing but the ruin of the lovers and almost everyone around them.

to:

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Deconstructed - the Deconstructed--the love between Catherine and Heathcliff is passionate but is between two people who are rather sociopathic and the fact they don't get an non-conforming HappilyEverAfter leads to nothing but the ruin of the lovers and almost everyone around them.



* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Cathy, in her famous "I ''am'' Heathcliff!" speech. Unfortunately she doesn't make it ''to'' Heathcliff.

to:

* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Cathy, in her famous "I ''am'' Heathcliff!" speech. Unfortunately it's also a LoveConfessor, as she doesn't make it ''to'' Heathcliff.'''to''' Heathcliff.
-->'''Cathy''': My great miseries in this world have been Heathcliff’s miseries, and I watched and felt each from the beginning: my great thought in living is himself. If all else perished, and ''he'' remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it. --My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I’m well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I ''am'' Heathcliff! He’s always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being. So don’t talk of our separation again: it is impracticable; and--



* TheLostLenore: Cathy Earnshaw/Linton dies young. Heathcliff... Fails to get over this.

to:

* TheLostLenore: Cathy Earnshaw/Linton dies young. Heathcliff... Fails fails to get over this.



* LoveMakesYouEvil: More precisely, [[LoveMakesYouCrazy rejection makes you crazy]]. While Heathcliff was never an angel, he was not, to begin with, as bad as he became after Catherine decided to marry Edgar Linton.

to:

* LoveMakesYouEvil: LoveMakesYouEvil[=/=]LoveMakesYouCrazy: The two are mixed together. More precisely, [[LoveMakesYouCrazy rejection ''rejection'' makes you crazy]]. crazy. While Heathcliff was never an angel, he was not, to not--to begin with, as with--as bad as he became after Catherine decided to marry Edgar Linton.Linton.



--> '''Heathcliff:''' DON'T SAY HER NAME!

to:

--> ---> '''Heathcliff:''' DON'T SAY HER NAME!



-->'''Nelly''': "I went about my household duties, convinced that [[spoiler:the Grange]] had but one sensible soul in its walls, and that it lodged in my body."

to:

-->'''Nelly''': "I I went about my household duties, convinced that [[spoiler:the Grange]] had but one sensible soul in its walls, and that it lodged in my body."



* RescueRomance: Deliberately averted -- Nelly hoped Lockwood or some other gallant rich man would save Cathy (II) from Heathcliff by marrying her.

to:

* RescueRomance: Deliberately averted -- Nelly averted--Nelly hoped Lockwood or some other gallant rich man would save Cathy (II) from Heathcliff by marrying her.



-->'''Heathcliff''': "Come in! come in! Cathy, do come. Oh, do -- once more! Oh! my heart's darling! hear me this time, Catherine, at last!"

to:

-->'''Heathcliff''': "Come Come in! come in! Cathy, do come. Oh, do -- once do--once more! Oh! my heart's darling! hear me this time, Catherine, at last!"last!



-->'''Cathy (II)''': Why would Mr. Heathcliff keep a portrait of my mother? Why? Why would he do that?
-->'''Linton''': Because he loved her. Because he loved her before your father did. And she loved him too.

to:

-->'''Cathy (II)''': Why would Mr. Heathcliff keep a portrait of my mother? Why? Why would he do that?
-->'''Linton''':
that?\\
'''Linton''':
Because he loved her. Because he loved her before your father did. And she loved him too.



* WhosYourDaddy: Some readers have debated whether or not Catherine Linton [[spoiler:is in fact the biological child of Heathcliff and Catherine]], due to the close timing of his return to the Heights and her conception. However, the book mentions the strong resemblance between Cathy II and Edgar, making this unlikely.
** The bigger question: Is Heathcliff old Mr. Earnshaw's son?

to:

* WhosYourDaddy: WhosYourDaddy:
**
Some readers have debated whether or not Catherine Linton [[spoiler:is in fact the biological child of Heathcliff and Catherine]], due to the close timing of his return to the Heights and her conception. However, the book mentions the strong resemblance between Cathy II and Edgar, making this unlikely.
** The bigger question: Is Heathcliff old Mr. Earnshaw's bastard son?
8th Sep '17 5:20:12 AM k410ren
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Heathcliff is shot and killed by Hindley shortly after Cathy's (I) death in the 1970 adaptation.]]

to:

* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Heathcliff [[spoiler:Heathcliff is shot and killed by Hindley shortly after Cathy's (I) death in the 1970 adaptation.]]



--> '''Heathcliff:''' "DON'T SAY HER NAME!"

to:

--> '''Heathcliff:''' "DON'T DON'T SAY HER NAME!"NAME!



* ShipperOnDeck: Heathcliff for Cathy (II) and his son Linton. [[spoiler:He succeeds through {{Blackmail}}]]. Nelly also eventually reveals she gave Mr. Lockwood such a meticulously thorough account of Cathy's history partially in hopes that he would affect a RescueRomance ending for them. [[spoiler:He declines, but it turns out Cathy didn't need him anyway.]]

to:

* ShipperOnDeck: ShipperWithAnAgenda: Heathcliff for Cathy (II) and his son Linton. [[spoiler:He succeeds through {{Blackmail}}]]. Nelly also eventually reveals she gave Mr. Lockwood such a meticulously thorough account of Cathy's history partially in hopes that he would affect a RescueRomance ending for them. [[spoiler:He declines, but it turns out Cathy didn't need him anyway.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 110. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.WutheringHeights