Comparing Heart Of Darkness And Wuthering Heights

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Similarities between Heart of Darkness and Wuthering Heights

 

Although Joseph Conrad's novel, Heart of Darkness, and Emily Bronte's, Wuthering Heights, were written in different era, they do in fact share a few similarities.

 

First of all, Heart of Darkness and Wuthering Heights compare in the manner that both novels draw on their respective author's personal experiences. Emily Bronte, who wrote in the latter Romantic Period but also had characteristics of Victorian writers, was left motherless at the age of two and spent most of her life with her father and siblings in Haworth, England. It was in this location that Emily first experienced the moors that play a critical role of her novel linking Wuthering Heights with Thushcross Grange. The moors was the area Heathcliff and Catherine would escape to when things were difficult. Haworth was a town that was isolated and surrounded by moors much like the setting of Wuthering Heights is described. Also, Emily Bronte parallels her own life in the manner in which she creates motherless characters. For example, Catherine and Hindley lose their mother at a young age as well as Catherine eventually dies leaving her young daughter, Catherine motherless. Joseph Conrad draws on his own person

 

al experiences in his novel, Heart of Darkness. Joseph Conrad had always been enthralled with the open oceans, maps, and uncharted territories of the African continent. He was hired by a British Company to operate a small steamship on the African Congo. He went on this trip and while there began keeping journals that would later become the basis for this novel.

 

Secondly, the authors of Wuthering Heights and Heart of Darkness both write their novels in the narrative frame. Wuthering Heights has essentially two narrators, Lockwood and Nelly. The novel begins with Lockwood's narrative being told in a flashback. The action is then passed to Nelly who narrates of things in the past but also foreshadows the future. Other characters in the novel also contribute to the narrative frame. For example, Catherine does not speak to the reader directly, but through her diary. In this diary, she tells of her childhood with Heathcliff on the moors and of the ill treatment of Joseph and Hindley. Heart of...

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