Wuthering Heights

Mr. Lockwood Character Analysis

A gentleman who rents Thrushcross Grange from Heathcliff. He is the narrator of the story; Nelly Dean tells him about all of the other characters, and he passes on her account to the reader. He is a somewhat smug and emotionally remote city boy who is not very involved in the action.

Mr. Lockwood Quotes in Wuthering Heights

The Wuthering Heights quotes below are all either spoken by Mr. Lockwood or refer to Mr. Lockwood. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 1 Quotes
But Mr. Heathcliff forms a singular contrast to his abode and style of living. He is a dark-skinned gypsy in aspect, in dress and manners a gentleman, that is, as much a gentleman as many a country squire.
Related Characters: Mr. Lockwood (speaker), Heathcliff
Related Symbols: Wuthering Heights
Page Number: 4
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Chapter 3 Quotes
Terror made me cruel; and finding it useless to attempt shaking the creature off, I pulled its wrist on to the broken pane, and rubbed it to and fro till the blood ran down and soaked the bedclothes.
Related Characters: Mr. Lockwood (speaker)
Related Symbols: Wuthering Heights
Page Number: 27
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The ledge, where I placed my candle, had a few mildewed books piled up in one corner; and it was covered with writing scratched on the paint. This writing, however, was nothing but a name repeated in all kinds of characters, large and small—Catherine Earnshaw, here and there varied to Catherine Heathcliff, and then again to Catherine Linton.
Related Characters: Mr. Lockwood (speaker), Catherine Earnshaw Linton, Heathcliff, Edgar Linton
Related Symbols: Wuthering Heights
Page Number: 21
Explanation and Analysis:

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Chapter 32 Quotes
The task was done, not free from further blunders; but the pupil claimed a reward, and received at least five kisses; which, however, he generously returned. Then they came to the door, and from their conversation I judged they were about to issue out and have a walk on the moors.
Related Characters: Mr. Lockwood (speaker), Catherine/Cathy Linton Heathcliff Earnshaw, Hareton Earnshaw
Page Number: 351
Explanation and Analysis:

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Mr. Lockwood Character Timeline in Wuthering Heights

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Lockwood appears in Wuthering Heights. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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It is 1801. Mr. Lockwood writes in his diary that, wanting solitude after unintentionally hurting a woman he admired because... (full context)
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...and has grotesque carvings around the front door. During the visit, Heathcliff is amused when Lockwood is nearly attacked after Heathcliff leaves him alone with a bunch of savage dogs. Yet... (full context)
Chapter 2
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Lockwood returns to Wuthering Heights the next day. As he arrives, it begins to snow. No... (full context)
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Eventually a rough young man lets Lockwood in and brings him to a sitting room. In the room also is a beautiful... (full context)
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During the meal, Lockwood learns that the young woman (whom he assumed was Heathcliff's wife) is the widow of... (full context)
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...on Joseph the servant. The snow also turns to a blizzard, and while discussing how Lockwood will get home, the woman tells Heathcliff that if he lets Lockwood leave alone, she... (full context)
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Fed up with the bickering, and with no one willing to guide him home, Lockwood takes a lantern, promising to return it the next day, and leaves. But Joseph thinks... (full context)
Chapter 3
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Zillah brings Lockwood to a room that Heathcliff usually doesn't allow anyone to stay in. Left alone, Lockwood... (full context)
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That night Lockwood has a nightmare in which he breaks a window to get some air, and a... (full context)
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The next morning Heathcliff escorts Lockwood home. The servants of Thrushcross Grange are overjoyed to see Lockwood—they feared he'd died in... (full context)
Chapter 4
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Back at Thrushcross Grange, Lockwood starts feeling lonely and asks his housekeeper, Nelly Dean, to tell him about Heathcliff and... (full context)
Chapter 7
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...then breaks into her story to say that it is late and she must sleep. Lockwood insists that she continue the story right then. (full context)
Chapter 10
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Lockwood falls ill for four weeks. (full context)
Chapter 16
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...corner of the churchyard, with a view over the moors she loved. Nelly then tells Lockwood that Edgar is buried next to Catherine. (full context)
Chapter 25
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Nelly pauses in her narrative to tell Lockwood that the events she's now describing took place a little over a year ago during... (full context)
Chapter 30
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Nelly tells Lockwood that she hasn't seen Cathy since that day, and only gets news about her from... (full context)
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In his diary, Lockwood writes that Nelly has finished her story. He says that he has recovered from his... (full context)
Chapter 31
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Lockwood goes to Wuthering Heights to tell Heathcliff of his decision to leave Thrushcross Grange. He... (full context)
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Lockwood also learns that Heathcliff has taken Cathy's books. Cathy adds that Hareton has gathered some... (full context)
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After a rather dull and unpleasant meal, Lockwood leaves. On the way back to the Grange, he muses on how lucky Cathy would... (full context)
Chapter 32
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Six months later, Lockwood returns to the area and pays a visit at Wuthering Heights. He finds, to his... (full context)
Chapter 34
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Lockwood leaves Wuthering Heights and walks through the moors to the churchyard where Heathcliff, Catherine, and... (full context)