Wuthering Heights Catherine Quotes

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In the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, nearly all the main character relished in the mistreatment of one another through various cruel tasks and plots. With each and every character using such means as a defense mechanism to cope with their own faults and mistreatments. In particular, Heathcliff, whom was far from perfect at the start but gradually worsened through mistreatment from Hindley and even Cathrine in his youth. Within years, his use of cruel methods converted from a way to defend himself, to means for driving his entire life along the road of revenge. This desire to do nothing more than destroying those who had hurt you in your life, reflected heavily upon all the characters as it resulted in the self-destruction of every …show more content…
This was Catherine 's role as she psychologically damaged Heathcliff all the way to her dying moments as she failed to stand up for whom she loved. However, her innate desire for revenge in regards to her older brother and society restricting roles, allowed her to bond with Heathcliff under mutual pain. “ They forgot everything the minute they were together again: at least the minute they had contrived some naughty plan of revenge. (Chapter 6). This quote helped demonstrate that her only passion being to hurt other people, as she was treated poorly by her brother just as Heathcliff was. Though this brought them close, it ultimately tore them both apart in their later years as all they knew how to do was hurt one another. This was truly impactful as the only thing that made either of these two happy in life was the other person, thus their cruel intentions lead to the self-destruction of both. Though they both loved each other very much, she couldn’t bring herself to fight against society and be with someone deemed unfit for someone of her class. This could be shown through, “ Instead of a wild, hatless little savage jumping into the house, and rushing to squeeze us all breathless, there lighted from a handsome black pony a very dignified person. “( Chapter 7). At this moment, it was now unattainable for Heathcliff to ever be with Catherine

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