In Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, there are two main estates of Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights. They are different in so many ways that they are indeed perfect opposites. The Grange is a representation of peace, order, and beauty. The Heights is a representation of chaos, lack of discipline, and anarchy. The two estates, Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights, display tumultuous and tranquil ingredients in order to set the scene for the novel.
Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights have very different physical appearances. Wuthering Heights was built to be very strong to endure harsh storms. Thrushcross Grange was built with aesthetic pleasures in mind. It was impressive in nature. Wuthering Heights is nowhere as beautiful as the Grange. It has lavish decorations and is very pleasing to the eye. The Heights is sitting on top of the moors, which are also symbolic. Moors are large expanses of land that are somewhat soggy and infertile. Therefore, the land could not be cultivated. The land most likely also contained waterlogged patches, or places heavily saturated with water, and this posed a drowning hazard. This is the place where Heathcliff and Catherine spent a lot of their time. Everything relating to Wuthering Heights is almost always negative. Thrushcross Grange exemplified beauty and order. There was even a fence that marked off its boundary. Wuthering Heights, on the other hand, had no such boundary. Physically and metaphorically, had no discernable limits.
The inhabitants of the estates are just as dissimilar as their outside appearances. The Lintons are refined, orderly, and obey rules of social law and convention. They are content to exist within their walls. They are refined people and of a higher class. The Earnshaws are completely opposite from the way of life that the Lintons enjoy. The inhabitants of Wuthering Heights seemed to be outside of the law and any civilized values.