Wuthering Heights Short Summary
- Date:Jun 27, 2019
- Category:Wuthering Heights
- Topic:Wuthering Heights Summaries
As this story by Emily Brontë begins, the reader encounters Lockwood. He is the new tenant at Heathcliff. Lockwood becomes curious about the happenings at Wuthering Heights. As a result, he makes inquiries from a servant called Nelly Dean. From the story narrated, Lockwood wants to keep a record.
Here Is the Synopsis of the Narration
The original owner of Wuthering Heights brought an orphan, Heathcliff, to be part of his family. The boy is to be catered for together with Mr. Earnshaw’s children. Mr. Earnshaw already has a son, Hindley and a daughter, Catherine. While Catherine is fond of Heathcliff, Hindley does not like him. The hate is because Mr. Earnshaw loves Heathcliff more than Hindley. When Mr. Earnshaw dies, Hindley tries everything possible to destroy Heathcliff.
On the opposite compound, Thrushcross Grange, Edgar Linton falls in love with Catherine. Meanwhile, Heathcliff’s relationship with Catherine is destroyed. Heathcliff feels like he is not part of the family. Heathcliff leaves Wuthering Heights for three years. Finally, Catherine and Edgar get married. They give birth to a daughter called Cathy. Catherine later dies. On the other hand, Hindley gives birth to a son called Hareton.
When Heathcliff comes back, he vows to pay back those who were bad to him. His ultimate goal is to own Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights. He begins his revenge mission by targeting Hindley, who is now an alcoholic. Heathcliff lends Hindley money. With time, the debt increases to a level where Hindley cannot pay. That was Heathcliff’s target from the start. When Hindley dies, Heathcliff takes over the ownership of Wuthering Heights as a way to repay himself the debt. The next move is to marry Isabella Linton, Edgar’s sister. The marriage was to put him in a better position to inherit Thrushcross Grange. He treats Isabella badly. At the same time, he still loves Catherine and wants her spirit to be with him forever. Isabella escapes to London where she gives birth to a boy she names Linton.
When Cathy comes to age, she meets Linton. They play together and later fall in love. Heathcliff forces them to get married. By this time, Heathcliff has control of both ranches. Cathy is made a servant at Wuthering Heights by Heathcliff. Thrushcross Grange is rented to Lockwood. That is how he found himself there. After that, Heathcliff dies, and his spirit is believed to join that of Catherine.