Analysis Of Emily Bronte 's ' Wuthering Heights ' Essay

1594 Words Jul 5th, 2016 7 Pages
To be destroyed is to be rendered useless or completely defeated and is a state that can be brought upon by oneself or others. In Coky Giedroyc’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte’s characters are hurt and destroyed in order for significant ideas to be conveyed, making it a more effective text as audiences are able to understand ideas that may not be in plain sight. Wuthering Heights is set during the Victorian Era and centres around Cathy and Heathcliff 's developing romance and the involvement of the people around them in it. The main idea in Wuthering Heights is the clash of elemental forces, which can be seen through the characters, all of which represent light or darkness within themselves. The clash of elemental forces is behind the destruction and injury of the characters as their nature is what drives them to cause destruction or to accept injury by others. Light is the elemental force of calm, being more composed and serene, while darkness represents the elemental force of the storm; instinctual and unpredictable. The characters in the text wounded and destroyed by others, such as Heathcliff and Edgar, by themselves such as Heathcliff and Cathy or by both their own and others action as Isabella displays.

Heathcliff was already a damaged person before arriving at Wuthering Heights as he had been a young orphan living on the streets. He was further hurt as his foster brother Hindley immediately displayed how unwelcome he was by spreading rumors around…

Related Documents