Catherine Earnshaw

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  • Catherine Earnshaw Character Analysis

    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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  • The Theme Of Revenge In Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

    say “I Love You” to each other, face some type of conflict that may affect their relationship and eventually reunite with each other, living happily ever after. But in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, things do not run the way how a typical love story should be. Set from the 1750s, Mr. Earnshaw brings Heathcliff, an orphan, to his home of Wuthering Heights and there lives his children Hindley and Catherine. Heathcliff is left with his cruel, new master after Mr. Earnshaw had passed, but his…

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  • Theme Of Dualism In Wuthering Heights

    They represent the incompatible ideas of the time, which parallel the continuous conflicts and dramatics of the novel. Wuthering Heights, home of the Earnshaws, is symbolic of the Romantic Movement. The Romantic Era was a time inspired by nature, individualism, emotion, sense over reason, memories, and the supernatural. In addition to the Heights’ physical characteristics, nature is portrayed through the character’s pure and raw emotional frenzies. Catherine Earnshaw claims her “love for…

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  • Theme Of Supernaturalism In Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights, a novel by Emily Bronte, may seem like a normal romance novel, but there is more to it. Many traces of eerie, supernatural things intertwine with the romance plot and used as symbols to explain the violence and chaos of the Earnshaw and Linton households. Besides acting as symbols, these spooky occurrences also give us insight into the characters’ states of mind, and how they view things. In the very beginning of the story, the narrator, Lockwood, describes Wuthering Heights…

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  • Wuthering Heights Gothic Analysis

    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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  • Destructive Signs Of Depression In Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte

    Although depression can only occur once in a person’s life, Heathcliff, like any other patient, experiences many episodes of depression (Mayo Clinic Staff). Continually, Heathcliff falls into spells of sadness, anger, and irritability which he can’t break from because it is part of his daily life. When Heathcliff allowed Catherine into his life, she was unable to break him from these thoughts, but was never capable to change him and he sulked back into the dismal life he was living. When…

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  • Theme Of Jealousy In Wuthering Heights

    better than the other son in the family. Jealousy can also be found outside family conflicts. The novel Wuthering Heights gives young readers a good example of conflicts that lead to a quest for revenge. Emily Bronte, the author of Wuthering Heights, tells the story of a family called the Earnshaws and how jealously causes revenge, which, in turn, causes unhappiness. Emily Bronte uses the appearance of dogs and character conflicts in Wuthering Heights to express the theme of revenge and to teach…

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  • Sympathism In Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

    brother Hindley, even though he knows full well that Hindley will not be able to pay his debts back. This illustrates Heathcliff’s evil side and assists in allowing the reader to witness how he is constantly using people and making their lives miserable. No matter how bad Heathcliff’s actions are, the reader always acknowledges and understands why he acts in that fashion, which ultimately leads Heathcliff’s obtainment of more sympathy from the reader. Once Hindley passes away, Heathcliff…

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  • The Theme Of Heathcliff's Revenge In Wuthering Heights

    Revenge can be considered one of the major themes in Wuthering Heights. It is present roughly from the beginning to the end of the novel, mainly portrayed by the character of Heathcliff. Heathcliff 's desire to seek revenge does not solely stem from the loss of Catherine to Edgar. In addition to this loss, the harsh treatment Heathcliff received from Hindley in the past creates a burning desire to regain his dignity and his position as an equal. Heathcliff seems to be seeking revenge on three…

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  • Wuthering Heights Character Analysis

    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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