Emily Bronte 's Wuthering Heights Essay

1290 Words May 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
Many critics believe Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights is strange and inappropriate for humans of any age; however, Bronte presents multiple messages through themes such as revenge. Using universal truths to depict a deeper meaning of human nature and stimulate the mind of the reader, the novel helps the reader reflect on their life. Though critics claims the characters of the novels are “savages”, Bronte examines the reasons of revenge through the elements of a classic book. Regardless of critics’ beliefs that the novel is not appropriate for the literary canon, Bronte uses authoritative characters such as Heathcliff to teach the reader how to think and connect reasons behind revenge to human nature. Revealing universal truths, Heathcliff wastes his life on revenge against Hindley but realizes his efforts would not have the outcomes he desires. Hindley separates Heathcliff from his true love, Catherine, and Heathcliff wants nothing more than to have Hindley feel the pain he feels. Not hesitating a moment, Heathcliff chooses revenge over forgiveness. As Nelly attempts to get him to come out of his silence, Heathcliff confides, “I’m trying to settle how I shall pay Hindley back. I don’t care how long I wait...I only knew the best way! Let me alone, and I’ll plan it out while I’m thinking of that, I don’t feel pain” (Bronte 48). Heathcliff wants vengeance against the person who causes the greatest pain in his life. Since he does not believe short-lived revenge is…

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