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  • Heathcliff's Dialogue With Hindly
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    Heathcliff - His Own Worst Enemy Heathcliff, one of the central character of Wuthering Heights, evolves from an empathetic, innocent victim to a self-centered vindictive individual. This transformation is slow and develops in three distinctive parts. First, Heathcliff is sympathetically portrayed as an interloper. Next, he is characterized as an individual who is beginning to lose his innocence because he is coping with situations beyond his control. Finally, Heathcliff is a hardened man who man...
  • Life For Heathcliff After Catherine's Death
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    Heathcliff is introduced in Nelly's narration as a seven-year-old Liverpool foundling (probably an Irish famine immigrant) brought back to Wuthering Heights by Mr. Earnshaw. His presence in Wuthering Heights overthrows the prevailing habits of the Earnshaw family, members of the family soon become involved in turmoil and fighting and family relationships become spiteful and hateful. Even on his first night, he is the reason Mr. Earnshaw breaks the toys he had bought for his children. "From the v...
  • Lost Love
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    Love and Lovability 'There is no character in Wuthering Heights who is completely lovable, who wins our sympathy completely. ' ; (Bloom 99) Love, in one way or another is the force which makes people unlikable. In Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, people's adoration for one another is the reason why no character is completely lovable. Receiving too much attention spoiled Catherine Earnshaw. Heathcliff was disliked because he had to grow up without a real family to love him. Finally, Hindley turn...
  • Story Between Catherine And Heathcliff
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    Foreshadowing in Wuthering Heights Foreshadowing is a very common literary device used in classic literature. It gives a yearning of what may come ahead and an intriguing tie from the present to the past and vice versa. To foreshadow is "to shadow or characterize beforehand" (Webster's Dictionary). Wuthering Heights as a whole serves as a large-scale example of this foreshadowing effect and it contains many other examples within it. In the first half of the book, Emily Bronte gives the account o...
  • Catherine And Heathcliff
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    Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights is the only book Emily Bronte ever wrote. It is a very powerful story about love and hate and sorrow and death. It spans thirty years and is all narrated by, first Mr. Lockwood, and more importantly, Ellen Dean, the faithful housekeeper. At the beginning of the book, Mr. Lockwood had just arrived at Thrushcross Grange as a tenant. He went to see Mr. Heathcliff, the man he was renting the house from. When he arrives at Wuthering Heights, he meets a young lady t...
  • Heathcliff As A Byronic Hero
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    A Byronic hero is defined by Thomas B. Macaulay according to The Oxford Companion to English Literature (Oxford University Press, New York, 1985) as proud, moody, cynical, with defiance on his brow, and misery in his heart... implacable in revenge, yet capable of deep and strong affection. This definition fits the main character Heathcliff in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff is also a man who has sinned in his life, a man who lives to find revenge, and, yet, a man who the reader is (...
  • Hindley Hate Toward Heathcliff
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    Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bronte, was a novel filled with many emotions and activity. Her characters represent an on going conflict between love and hate. Upon the publication of the book articles and reviews were written regarding Bronzes novel. Following her death some of these were recovered such as the following written January 15 1848: ' In Wuthering Heights the reader is shocked, disgusted, almost sickened by details of cruelty, inhumanity and the most diabolical hate and vengeanc...
  • Heathcliff In Wuthering Heights
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    ESSAY ON WUTHERING HEIGHTS PLOT & STORY The plot is designed in three parts: Chapters 1-3, Introduction; Chapters 4 (Volume 1) to chapter 16 (Volume 2), Nelly's report of the story; last four chapters, Hareton and Cathy's relationship. In general, The plot is dense and fast moving. The first three chapters take place in 1801, when Mr. Lockwood meet Heathcliff (his landlord) in Wuthering Heights. There, he also meets Hareton Earnshaw, Cathy Linton, Joseph and Zillah. The strange behaviour of the ...
  • Catherine And Heathcliff
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    Martha Nussbaum describes the romantic ascent of various characters in Wuthering Heights through a philosophical Christian view. She begins by describing Catherine as a lost soul searching for heaven, while in reality she longs for the love of Heathcliff. Nussbaum continues by comparing Heathcliff as the opposition of the ascent from which the Linton's hold sacred within their Christian beliefs. Nussbaum makes use of the notion that the Christian belief in Wuthering Heights is both degenerate an...
  • Edgar Over Heathcliff
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    In chapter nine, Catherine reveals to Nelly that Edgar Linton proposed to her and that she has accepted. She wishes to find out Nelly's opinion on the whole affair. In these passages she uses a great deal of imagery to express what she is feeling. She seems to be confessing to marrying Edgar, mainly for the social status attached and that it would be the appropriate thing to do. Since her brother Hindley went into a state of madness after the death of his wife, Frances, Catherine has been given ...
  • Heathcliff's Acts Of Revenge Spread
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    Hesiod once said, "He for himself weaves woe who weaves for others woe" expressing the belief that those who bring sorrow to others are also bringing sorrow upon themselves. Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights seems to validate Hesiod's idea of the disastrous consequences of hate and revenge. Bronte suggests that revenge brings uhuappiness to all involved, including those who seek it. Certainly, the victims of a revengeful attack suffer from the pain and grief that their enemies have thrust upon th...
  • Heathcliff's Final Thirst For Revenge
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    The first indication of Heathcliff's savage personality is found in the opening chapter when the dogs - "A brood of tigers", "fiends" are represented and Heathcliff growls in unison with them. He informs Lockwood that the bitch is not kept for a pet. Catherine's diary provides a clue to the cause of Heathcliff's savagery and hatred, "Poor Heathcliff! Hindley calls him a vagabond, and won't let him sit with us and eat with us anymore... and swears that he will reduce him to his right place". Mr. ...
  • Heathcliff And Catherine
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    Love conquers all. It permeates throughout the land to intermingle among houses that are afar; it conceals itself within the hearts of lovers; it even seeps through the crevices of the earth to haunt the living. Through all of the gloom, revenge, evil and hate that surround Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange, love has triumphed over all. While the relationships between certain characters in the novel, Wuthering Heights are tense at times; the force of love overcomes any ill sentiments poss...
  • Heathcliff's Death
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    Nelly, taking a walk around the yard, noticed that Heathcliff's window was open and the rain was pouring in. The days leading to Heathcliff's death, he finally managed to make some peace with himself and the world, as Cathy had in her death. But his changing mood and changed behavior could not make him a better person than he always had been. He died that night with a "frightful, life-like gaze of exultation... and his parted lips, and sharp white teeth sneered too" (365). It is difficult to kno...
  • Fitting Atmosphere For Heathcliff's Emotions
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    In the first movement of 'Wuthering Heights', Emily Bronte develops an intense atmosphere that is initiated in the very first chapter, and carried on throughout the novel. She develops these ideas, and uses the moors, the weather, the two houses, Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange, and the inhabitants of the houses to do this. Changes occur in the atmosphere, through changes in the physical nature of the novel, and the vivid depiction of anger, hatred and jealousy is only increased as the ...
  • Heathcliff And Catherine's Love
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    " [those] Who love too much, hate in the like extreme" Alexander Pope from The Odyssey of Homer Love and hate are two of the most obvious contrasts in the world today. Those two emotions can seemingly take individuals over as human beings. If Emily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights, it is ruling passions that overcome a life. Heathcliff's character is a perfect model of love and hate taken to the extremes. His deep and sincere love for Catherine versus his hatred for all others creates a struggle...
  • Heathcliff As Nelly
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    Heathcliff's Obsession Throughout Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff's personality could be defined as dark, menacing, and brooding. He is a dangerous character, with rapidly changing moods, capable of deep-seeded hatred, and incapable, it seems, of any kind of forgiveness or compromise. In the first 33 chapters, the text clearly establishes Heathcliff as an untamed, volatile, wild man and establishes his great love of Catherine and her usage of him as the source of his ill humour and resentment towa...

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