Cruelty By Emily Bronte 's `` Wuthering Heights `` Essay

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In " Wuthering Heights", by Emily Bronte the whole novel revolves around the cruelty that each character has toward another. Every character in this novel exhibits some type of cruelty to another in some type of way or form whether it may be voluntary or not, with the exception of the narrator being Mr. Lockwood. The cruelty in the story creates the downfall and eventually leads to the death of most of the major characters. Cruelty takes many forms in the novel and has a major influence in the outcome of the theme being, one act of cruelty can lead to an everlasting chain that never stops infill one person decides to portray love instead of cruel affections. The cruelty in the story commences with the welcoming of Heathcliff and with his welcoming starts the cruel acts of other characters including his own cruel actions. To begin with, the acts of cruelty start when Mr. Earnshaw brought Heathcliff into the house from one of his trips. From that time forward he starts to show preference for him and this builds bad feelings among Hindley and Heathcliff. This unnoticed act of cruelty on the behalf of Mr. Earnshaw begins the cruelties that develop throughout the story. After Mr. Earnshaw’s death, actions take place that lead to even more wrong doings for instance, Hindley takes it to himself to make Heathcliff pay for the preference his dad had of Heathcliff over him. Hindley decided that Heathcliff would be uneducated and treats him like a servant of the house and even goes…

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