Heathcliff's Animosity In Wuthering Heights

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People are complex beings, not only predictable, but at times also unpredictable; no one knows what someone might do. In Emily Bronte’s chilling novel Wuthering Heights, she has managed to create a character that suffers the consequences for the revenge he plots in the name of love, and for power over those who treated him as if he were worth nothing. Heathcliff’s evolution into a man who thrives on the destruction of other people’s happiness suffers along with those he destroys, creating a life of misery on the moors.
Disrupting another’s way of living causes immediate animosity. People do not like change, and Heathcliff causes just that in the Earnshaw’s home. Heathcliff, not only unwelcome, but described as the gypsy boy, does not help his case when it comes to the family accepting him, specifically Hindley. He views Heathcliff as an invalid. Hindley “hated him” to such a degree that at every chance he saw Heathcliff, he would find some way to abuse him either mentally or physically (Bronte 37). This animosity between Heathcliff and Hindley contributed to the hateful relationship that these two characters shared. Hindley goes out of his way to make Heathcliff suffer, feeding Heathcliff’s desire for one day exacting his revenge. Hindley tries to take one of the most important people out of Heathcliff’s life telling him
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It never does well to dwell on the past because then life has a bitter meaning and no one would move forward. Heathcliff could never forgive those who treated him ill, and would not stop once he took his revenge out on Hindley. Revenge has no end and before he knew it Heathcliff was already an empty shell, only intent on being haunted by Catherine’s ghost. Vengeance seems like the only way to seek retribution in Heathcliff’s eyes, and that is what caused his demise in the

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