Wuthering Heights

How does Lockwood characterize Heathcliff's class in contrast to the man's appearance? How would you categorize Lockwood's class and why?

Wuthering Heights. Chapter I.

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Heathcliff is described as "a dark skinned gypsy, in aspect, in dress and manners a gentleman"

In regard to Lockwood; he can afford to vacation on the coast where he fell in love; he wishes to remove himself from society (in order to mend a broken heart); he looks down on Heathcliff's sloven appearance, and he wears a signet ring. Thus, we can assume he's from the upper class based upon the information we read in Chapter One.


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