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    story, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, one of the main characters, Catherine Earnshaw, is portrayed as a spoiled girl who marries into a wealthy family and abuses her powers as a princess to often get what she wants. Nelly Dean, the woman who grew up alongside Catherine, and Cathy’s husband, Edgar both play a big part of the story as main characters. Nelly and Edgar have similar yet controversial thoughts on the behavior of Cathy, as Nelly believes she is an overly dramatic girl who uses her emotions to get whatever it is that she desires. While at the same time, Cathy’s smitten lover believes that she is a smart young woman who uses her intellectual capacity to assume her personal needs and desires. Nelly and Edgar’s opinions on Catherine’s attitude were vastly different. Growing up with Cathy, Nelly became accustomed to her irrational behaviors. As a child, Catherine threw many emotional temper tantrums whenever she didn’t get her way. Becoming a spoiled girl, led her into adulthood as a selfish person. With this knowledge, Nelly was very aware of Cathy’s true colors. Not having the personal background knowledge as Nelly does, Edgar is misled into temptation for Catherine as an adult.…

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    or another. In the instance of Heathcliff and Hareton Earnshaw, their similarities are very recognizable. They are similar in the ways they were raised, the way they treat others, and the ways they react to things that anger them. Heathcliff and Hareton were both raised in very similar manners. For example they were both raised in the same house.…

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    man, seeks revenge on Edgar Linton after Catherine died of an illness. He also wanted to pursue revenge on Hindley and young Catherine for giving Heathcliff troubles in his life. Hindley, Catherine's brother, seeks revenge on Heathcliff for becoming the favorite child of Mr. Earnshaw. The novel takes place during the 1770s, when Nelly begins to tell her extensive story about Catherine and Heathcliff’s love and their lives apart. Brontë is showing that revenge is not the key to find success in…

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    Wuthering Heights, Hindley and Catherine Earnshaw along with their gypsy brother, Heathcliff, the inhabitants of Wuthering Heights, live a completely altered life than that of Edgar and Isabella Linton. The Linton’s, inhabitants of Thrushcross Grange, live a lavish life of luxury and high social class. Protagonists, Heathcliff and Catherine, are inseparable and, as a result, an eternal love is formed. However, Catherine’s life changes once she meets the wealthy Edgar Linton. Seeing their…

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    The story of Wuthering Heights is a passion filled love affair bound in the cyclic nature of two families. Heathcliff Earnshaw and Catherine Earnshaw begin their friendship at an early age which later turns into a mutual love for one another, though tainted and abused it may be, in their formative years. Through Heathcliff’s tumultuous relationship with Catherine, it becomes evident both characters are self-destructive, self-indulgent, and incapable of realizing how their behavior affects the…

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    Love and Tension of the Moorish Relationship Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë is set upon the boggy and murky moors from whence many old families are turned. The Earnshaws and Lintons are no different to this stereotype of aging lineage and fine clothing and food; however, this contrasts starkly with a young Heathcliff who has neither money nor good name to assist him. A unique relationship crops up between the gipsy boy savage turned lady that resonates and shifts throughout the passage.…

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    life, Catherine—even after her death. Not to mention that in the beginning of the novel, Heathcliff is portrayed as a homeless orphan, in the streets of Liverpool, England.…

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    Heathcliff’s darker, more reclusive manner and black hair give him the seemingly negative bad boy image. Edgars looks and temperament is due to his being from The Grange and even Catherine’s stay there made her into a tamer version of herself. Whereas Wuthering Heights, “ 'Wuthering ' being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather", is a house that continuously experiences change and is being increasingly…

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    Social status during the early nineteenth century was a key component that contributed towards an intimate relationship and eventually marriage. In Emily Bronte’s mid-19th century classic epic, Wuthering Heights, Cathy Earnshaw limits her ability to love Heathcliff because of her high concerns regarding status. Although in the beginning Cathy and her daughter have a similar condescending behavior towards their companions, in the end Catherine detaches herself from the importance of class.…

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    within us and how everything in our life affects us for better or for worse. It consists of elements like ghosts, love, deception, and death. The novel shows how characters change throughout the course out the story. The character Heathcliff starts out in the beginning of the story as a reserved boy who has no money, name, or family. Mr. Earnshaw brought him to live at Wuthering Heights and that is where his insatiable love for Cathy begins. It is almost as if right when Heathcliff and Cathy saw…

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