Essay on Analysis Of Emily Bronte 's ' Wuthering Heights '

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In the classic tale by Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, there are many doubles as well as opposites between the characters, subtle themes, and imagery make up the complex yet intriguing story. With such a unique family tree and diversity between the families and houses, it can appear to be overwhelming to delve into the complexities of similarities and differences between the characters, but what unites all of these characters together is the common theme of the nature of love, whether it is romantic or sibling of sorts. The structure in which Brontë writes her novel, where the characters, settings, and conflicts are often placed in pairs, makes for a unique take on a love genre, by using a structure of duality that allows it to stand out amongst others of the time. Brontë 's exploration of love in Wuthering Heights is best explored in the context of good versus evil, or in this case, love versus hate, and although the opposites between love and hate are easily identifiable in the text, the differences between the characters of the story are not so much. One of, if not the, most important relationship in the story is the one between Heathcliff and Catherine. Throughout the text, it is apparent that the two are connected romantically on a much deeper, more spiritual level than the average love affair. Catherine explains to Nelly regarding Heathcliff, “…he is more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same; and Linton’s is as different as a…

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