Wuthering Heights - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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A Mr. Lockwood, Mr. Heathcliff's new tenet, narrates the beginning of Wuthering Heights. The year is 1801. Wuthering Heights is the name of Mr. Heathcliff's home. The term Wuthering is used to describe the amount of wind the property is subjected to during big storms. Mr. Heathcliff, rather reluctantly, has invited Mr. Lockwood into his home to show him around and talk about their arrangement.

Upon entering Mr. Heathcliff's home Mr. Lockwood notices the name Hareton Earnshaw and the date 1500 etched into the stone surrounding the front door. Mr. Heathcliff's unfriendly and hurried manner causes Mr. Lockwood not to ask about the relevance of the name or date. Mr. Lockwood is left alone with several of Mr. Heathcliff's dogs as he goes to fetch his butler and a bottle of wine. Mr. Lockwood makes faces at the dogs and they attack him. Mr. Heathcliff and his butler return and the dogs...

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