why did emily bronte gave the title of wuthering heights in her book? why not thrushcross grange?
there were two settings that were mentioned and focused on in the novel but why did she named the novel after wuthering heights?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Wuthering is an old term implying cold, dangerous. It implies topography or external weather creating the danger. It's related to "withering", but that word implies that something internal is causing decline and death. So - the externalities in WH created the danger; for which the landscape itself was a model. Anyway it's a far more poetic title than Thrushcross Grange which sounds like a parsonage with a social disease. Good luck.
- 1 decade ago
Wuthering Heights is the much more important dwelling of the two. It is where the story starts, where Cathy and Heathcliff meet and grow up. It is also meant to represent the relationships of the main characters (stormy and a little wild).
- Anonymous5 years ago
Honestly, do not know how to approach question. Of course Emily Bronte was "advocating" a fierce personal choice way of life, Heathcliffe, the moors are the frame. But as to giving information?? Just read the novel, it stands as an an accepted classic. I personally believe it is one of the greatest novels in English Lit., never to be duplicated in execuation, approach or theme, it's just out there. Vanguard and unique. check out some critical studies, but read the novel.. it really is so special. cute word for a revolutionary way of conveying a story. Personal yet aloof, self-contained yet expansive. Just out of bounds.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I could be wrong but I think when they were kids Emily, Anne, Charlotte and Branwell Bronte (brother) used to write stories to entertain each other and at that time Wuthering Heights was one of Emily's creations.
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- 1 decade ago
The chosen title is much more romantic as well as mysterious... makes you shiver and expect a good story.