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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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    With the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, only about two dysfunctional families and their two houses. Through only the two families, of one being the Earnshaws and the other being the Lintons, Bronte is able to exemplify many different themes throughout this novel. Ever since Mr. Earnshaw brought home Heathcliff to be raised as another child, the Earnshaws became a broken family and shows how a family should not act on any standards. “Miss Cathy and he were now very thick; but Hindley…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    “I’m trying to settle how I shall pay Hindley back. I don’t care how long I wait, if I can only do it at last. I hope he will not die before I do!” (Bronte 59). This means that Heathcliff desires to exact revenge on Hindley for abusing him. These vengeful feelings intercedes with his adulation for Catherine Earnshaw. Revenge eventually utterly consumes Heathcliff’s life. At the end of the novel, Heathcliff’s vindictiveness has finally caught up to him, and he is enervated. “It is a poor…

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    it has spanned many years. Mr. Earnshaw was a Yorkshire farmer and the owner of Wuthering Heights. He comes home to his wife, son Hindley, and daughter Catherine, from a business trip. With him, he brings a little orphaned, gypsy boy named Heathcliff. Mr. Earnshaw begins to treat Heathcliff better than his own son, Hindley. Instead of Catherine going against Heathcliff, as her brother naturally does, she falls in love with him. This causes many problems when her father, Mr. Earnshaw,…

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    love, deceit, and revenge. Catherine Earnshaw loves Heathcliff, but marries Edgar Linton instead. The story’s narrator Ellen Dean, a housemaid, describes Catherine as dramatic and manipulative. She believes Catherine uses her emotions as a ploy to get her way. Catherine's husband Edgar would disagree. In his eyes Catherine uses her intellect and emotions to prove a point, but these emotions at times do alarm him. Both Ellen and Edgar believe Catherine is manipulative, but each views her tactics…

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