In preparing your answer, you should read Wuthering Heights, along with the introduction to Part 2 and Chapters 5 and 6 of Romantics and Victorians. Also read the section ‘Thematic essays’ in this Assessment Guide before you start, as this essay requires a slightly different approach from TMAs 01–03 in that it asks you to consider a whole text rather than one or two excerpted passages.
You are asked to discuss the view that in Wuthering Heights, ‘the whole drama takes place in the house’ (The Examiner). You will therefore want to decide how far you agree or disagree with this claim. Whatever you decide, you will need to support your own view with evidence from the text. You might consider the interior and exterior settings, the views of the novel’s first readers, or the ways in which the novel engages with ideas about ‘home’ and ‘abroad’, including the view that it is a ‘domestic’ novel
Remember that although this is a thematic essay, you should make every effort to demonstrate the skills of prose analysis you have acquired in studying the prose works in Parts 2 and 3 and in writing TMA 02. You will find it helpful to refer back to relevant sections of the Skills tutorial: prose’ especially Sections 1.4, 1.5 , 2.1, 2.3 and 3 and 4, before writing your assignment. Remember that you will need to attend closely to the text of Wuthering Heights, using particular passages and examples to support your argument.