1. In what year does the novel begin? Where is Mr. Lockwood when his character is first introduced?
Chapter 1 begins in1801, as Mr. Lockwood has just returned to Thrushcross Grange from visiting his landlord and neighbor, Mr. Heathcliff. Mr. Heathcliff is described as being hermit-like and ignorant of all social graces.
2. How is Mr. Heathcliff's estate described in Chapter 1? Where is this estate in relation to Thrushcross Grange?
Mr. Heathcliff’s estate is called Wuthering Heights, and it lies next to the moors. Wuthering Heights is four miles from Thrushcross Grange. Above the entrance to the house is scratched the name Hareton Earnshaw and the date 1500.
3. How is Mr. Lockwood greeted when he arrives at Wuthering Heights in Chapter 2?
Mr. Lockwood takes the four-mile walk to Wuthering Heights, and as he arrives, the first flakes of snow are beginning to fall. Joseph appears and relates that Mr. Heathcliff is in the fields, and only the Missus is inside. Joseph leaves and a young man appears through the snow, and leads Mr. Lockwood inside.
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