Wuthering Heights By: Emily Bronte
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EXPOSITION: Lockwood arrives as a tenant for Heathcliff at the Grange. When he goes to Wuthering Heights and meets Heathcliff, Cathy, and Hareton, he asks Nelly to share her past with them.
CONFLICT: When Catherine is bitten by the Linton´s dog because she and Heathcliff were spying on the Linton´s, the Linton´s care for Catherine and insists she stays for a while to learn lady-like behavior.
RISING ACTION: Heathcliff overhears Catherine say to Nelly that it would "degrade her" to marry him. This prompts rage and anger in Heathcliff, and he runs away to pursue his vengeance.
CLIMAX: Catherine's death is the result of the conflict between her and Heathcliff- a tragic, unfinished end. It instigates a turn of events for all the characters. She gives birth to Cathy, Edgar falls into depression and soon dies, and Heathcliff is almost driven mad, only to further his revenge and cruelty.
FALLING ACTION: Heathcliff inherits Thrushcross Grange and takes ownership of Cathy Linton and Hareton. His cruelty and hatred are placed upon the young Linton and Earnshaw.
RESOLUTION: Heathcliff dies and is buried next to Catherine, along with Edgar. Young Catherine and Hareton are to be married, signifying the end of the viscous revenge cycle of their parents.
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