Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Essay

1381 Words Nov 30th, 2015 6 Pages
The members of both Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange share a similarity in the way they behave in relation to what they perceive as foreignness. Thus, the villain in Heathcliff can be viewed as a product of nurture that was created from the endless suffering he had to endure in these hateful environments. First of all, from the moment he stepped into the house of Wuthering Heights as a young boy, Heathcliff became a victim of racism, which marked the beginning of his growing hate. Moreover, Heathcliff soon became a target of Hindley’s unrelenting abuse, which further enhanced his hatred, and most importantly, distanced him away from his beloved Catherine. Finally, Heathcliff is unable to be with Catherine due to the incompatible world between them for their love to flourish, and that ultimately propels Heathcliff to act upon his hatred. Accordingly, in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff’s suffering leads him to become a vengeful man.
First of all, Heathcliff became a victim of racism upon setting foot in the Wuthering Height 's household. For instance, Nelly Dean denied Heathcliff without the slightest hesitation, because Heathcliff was different from other people. She addressed Heathcliff with pronouns used for objects, suggesting that he was not a human being, but perhaps an animal: "We crowded round, and over Miss Cathy 's head I had a peep at a dirty, ragged, black-haired child; big enough to both walk and talk: indeed, its face looked older than…

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