In Chapter 1 we found that the story in Wuthering Heights is often powerful enough to shatter or transcend the narrators’ attempts to mediate between the action and the reader. On the other hand, Mrs Dean has a narrow morality and is often foolish in both thought and action; and Mr Lockwood is a self-centred ass, ignorant of his own character. So there is no mystery about the ‘power’ of the story: Emily Brontë enhances the effect by characterising narrators who are shallow and easily pushed aside.
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