Wuthering Heights

why did lockwood come to a remote part of england?

why is he at first attracted to Heathcliff?

does his attitude change during the course of the chapter?

in chapter 2, lockwood compares himself to king lear is this comparison appropriate?

Someone please help I have to do 2 study guides for this book and bless me ultima for honors english which i wasn't even suppose to have as a class or i would've done it in the summer :/

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Lockwood, a self-described misanthropist, is renting Thrushcross Grange in an effort to get away from society following a failure at love. He had fallen in love with a "real goddess" (6), but when she returned his affection he acted so coldly she "persuaded her mamma to decamp." He finds that relative to Heathcliff, however, he is extremely sociable. Heathcliff, "a dark skinned gypsy, in aspect, in dress and manners a gentleman" (5) treats his visitor with a minimum of friendliness, and Wuthering Heights, the farm where Heathcliff lives, is just as foreign and unfriendly. 'Wuthering' means stormy and windy in the local dialect.



Lockwood finds himself very similar to Heathcliff and thinks that he and heathcliff are quite compatible.But this is only a first impression.On a second meeting he finds heathcliff very unfriendly and unsocialiseable. His impression on heathcliff keeps changing throughout the novel as he learns more about him from Nelly Dean.He discovers about heathcliff's nature and his upbringing.