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    Heathcliff Abuse

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    Wuthering Heights, a novel written by Emily Brontë, illustrates the drama of the Earnshaw and Linton families over two generations. Heathcliff, a formerly abused orphan from Liverpool, influences many of the key events described in Wuthering Heights. His undying love for Catherine Earnshaw drives the plot of the novel accompanied with his prior history of abuse lead Heathcliff to commit acts, such as abusing his own relatives and forcing a marriage between his niece and son. In Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff’s otherwise unreasonable actions are driven by his love for Catherine Earnshaw, his history of abuse, and desire for revenge upon Hindley and even Catherine. Heathcliff’s love for Catherine drives him into committing irrational…

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    ongoing feud between two families, the Earnshaws and the Lintons over the inheritance of property. In Wuthering Heights, one of the main characters is Heathcliff Earnshaw. Heathcliff is portrayed as a bitter character when he is an adult (when he returns to Wuthering Heights as a rich man) however when he is a young boy (before he ran away) and first adopted by Mr. Earnshaw he is quite silent and keeps to himself. His change in personality was most likely due to how he was treated by Catherine…

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    Wuthering Heights Analysis

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    The plot of Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë, is fueled by the actions of many characters in the novel as a result of their motivations-- whether it be love, fear, or spite. Heathcliff, a gypsy boy that is adopted by the Earnshaws, rises to power throughout the years because he seeks revenge against his family and the Lintons. Heathcliff’s revenge is driven by hate for his social standing- he is unable to be with his true love, Catherine, because he is too poor. The assassination of Heathcliff…

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    Characters such as Heathcliff and Hareton are deprived of books and education when their superiors want to lower their social standings within the community. After Mr. Earnshaw’s death, the “continual hard work” that Hindley forces upon Heathcliff “extinguish[es]... any love for books or learning” (63; ch.8). Hindley treats Heathcliff as a servant, which causes him to behave accordingly. Servants lack any selfish desires such as education or pleasure because they must abide by the laws of their…

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    House, Landis, and Dr. Umberson show that isolation is linked to and affects all age groups (quoted by Cornwell). The second generation portrays this effect with Catherine Linton, the daughter of Catherine Earnshaw and Edgar, and Hareton Earnshaw. Growing up, Catherine Linton has not a care in the world; she emotionally connects with her father and Nelly as they raise her with doting love. For the first few years of his life, Nelly raises Hareton the same way; causing him to be a sweet toddler…

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    closer after eating together continues when Lockwood has dinner with the inhabitants of Wuthering Heights in Chapter Two. As the eat, he learns who they are and how they are related. Brontë continues to use eating together as a metaphor for characters having a strong relationship. She tells of how, Catherine Linton sits closer to Hareton during meals as their relationship blossoms (634).…

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    Heathcliff's Motivation

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    The first thing he does is to marry Edgar Linton’s sister, Isabella. Heathcliff then takes possession of Wuthering Heights by winning a bet that Hindley lost by gambling while drunk. That makes him in charge of Wuthering Heights just like he planned. He denies Hindley’s son, Hareton, of education, just like Hindley did to Heathcliff after Mr.Earnshaw passed away. Heathcliff had successfully came back and completed his plan of revenge, so you would think that he would finally be satisfied. With…

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    She matures quickly because she’s a servant, an example being that she has to go fetch the doctor when Father Earnshaw dies, making her unable to mourn as the other children do (31). Nelly is also a treasure trove of information, constantly knowing everything and somehow being aware of exactly what to tell people and what not to. No one seems to understand exactly how much power she actually has by being selective in this way. Only Heathcliff, close to the end of the book, sees that maybe it…

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    I sat across from a greasy skinned, nearly toothless man. He grinned at me, causing his mischievous, dirty gray eyes to crinkle around the corners. I returned the stare with almost black eyes full of bitter hatred. I hated everyone, everyone except my beautiful Catherine, and sometimes I had to stop myself from hating her. My only drive was revenge; my body was always stiff, my head always pounding. I brushed sticky crumbs off the sticky table. “Shut The Box.” I said in a low, rough voice. I was…

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    Moors In Wuthering Heights

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    Wuthering Heights is a “wild” place with wide open areas, a wet place and also with infertile land. Furthermore, Wuthering Heights can be: The Moors. At the beginning of the novel Heathcliff and Catherine lived there. Later in the story Catherine marries Edgar Linton and started living at Trushcross Grange. On the other hand, Thrushcross Grange its a more advanced area, with people with better manners. Its a town were we can call people: civilized. At Thrushcross Grange, we have the Linton’s.…

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