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    In the novel The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Chillingworth is depicted as an angry and vengeful character who feels obligated to ruin Dimmesdale's life, but ends up ruining his own life in the process. After learning of the affair Dimmesdale and Hester had committed, Chillingworth lets his pain and anger become a lust for revenge, which takes control of Chillingworth's nature. As the novel progresses Chillingworth realizes what he has become, but also establishes that its too late to change, his revenge has consumed him.By the end of the novel Chillingworth has become so reliant on his revenge, that it is what keeps him alive. Hawthorne portrays him as miserable and unsatisfied to fortify the idea that revenge is a destructive force, that weakens and destroys both individuals and their relationships. To elaborate on Chillingworth's vengeance, the moment that sparked his revenge must first be discussed. After seeing Hester on the scaffold with a baby, Chillingworth decides at that exact moment, that revenge is the path he will take. Hawthorne describes Chillingworth's change in nature, it is stated “A writhing horror twisted itself across his features, like a snake gliding swiftly over them… his face darkened with some powerful emotion...finally subsided into the depths of his nature”(Hawthorne, 56). In this Chillingworth is described as, in a way, being possessed by evil. Chillingworth is horrified at first, his wife has obviously had an affair with someone else.…

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    How does Heathcliff 's character develop from chapters one through to eight? The novel teases the reader into thinking that Heathcliff is more than what he seems; that his cruelty is merely an expression of his frustrated love for Cathrine Earnshaw or that his sinister behaviours serve to conceal the heart of a romantic hero. Throughout these chapters, we get the impression that as Heathcliff gets older, he loses his innocence and that the love for Cathrine isn 't as pure and is presented in a…

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    the novel Heathcliff struggles with his position and social status in the Earnshaw household after the death of Mr. Earnshaw. He wants to progress forward in his education and gain respect from the residents of Wuthering Heights but he gets nowhere with Hindley 's abuse and mistreatment and Catherine´s coercion. There are several limits that Heathcliff tries to overcome to rise above his status as a homeless orphan and later a slave with no education. Hindley´s abuse and degradation, Catherine´s…

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    Heathcliff eavesdrops and hears this, which causes him to run away from Wuthering Heights and seek riches. Catherine grows sad over this and ends up marrying Edgar Linton instead. When Heathcliff comes back, he is rich and powerful. Catherine still has love for him, which makes Edgar feel insecure. Hindley lets Heathcliff stay at Wuthering Heights because Hindley has gone into gambling and wants Heathcliff’s money. Catherine is then forced to choose between Heathcliff and Edgar by Edgar as…

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    In the novel Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff is affected culturally because of his rank. He was adopted into the Earnshaw family as an orphan, and his adoptive brother, hindley immediately takes a disliking to him because he was an orphan. Because Heathcliff is constantly treated as though he is inferior by Hindley he begins to develop a longing for revenge and inevitably goes insane, this illuminates the meaning of the work as a whole by highlighting one of the overarching themes, revenge. When…

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    The 1939 screen adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, produced by Samuel Goldwyn and directed by William Wyler, tells the story of two troubled souls destined for a life of failed happily ever after. The story opens with Mr. Lockwood, the new garage tenant, appearing at Wuthering Heights to take Shelter from a storm. While there, he encounters the haunting spirit of Cathy, calling out to her love, Heathcliff. Unnerved, Mr. Lockwood tells his tale to Ellen, the housekeeper, who then…

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    Heathcliff’s revenge on Hindley came with no obstructions because Hindley Earnshaw was a drunk and had issues with gambling. Likewise, how Hindley deprived Heathcliff from an education, Heathcliff deprived Hareton, Hindley’s son, from an education by promising him that “the curate should have his –teeth dashed down his –throat, if he stepped over the threshold” (101). By preventing Hareton from gaining an education, Heathcliff is able to lessen Hareton’s rank and quality of life. Heathcliff’s…

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    revenge the faults of others on ourselves” (BrainyQuote). In Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, the novel’s primary antagonist, Heathcliff, spends the majority of his life being angry. Heathcliff, an orphan adopted by the Earnshaws, a family of the gentry class in British society, falls in love with their daughter, Catherine. Therefore, Catherine’s eventual decision to marry Edgar Linton because of his social status, instead of her childhood lover Heathcliff, spurs him to seek reprisal.…

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    nature, the house has vines covering the outer walls and weeds on the stone path. The Linton’s house and those in it, by contrast, are driven by social expectation, their home is orderly and well kept. The Linton family is refined by popular opinion and well mannered. The Earnshaw family starts out as genuinely decent people, but as time moves on they become more aggressive and less sensible. The family relationship begins to degrade when Mr. Earnshaw brings home an abandoned child, named…

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    His cruelty stems from jealousy of Mr. Earnshaw’s attention to Heathcliff, showing that his revenge is driven by his desire for his father’s lov3e: “Hindley hated him…[he] had learned to regard his father as an oppressor rather than a friend, and Heathcliff as a usurper of his parent 's affections and his privileges; and he grew bitter” (38). With regards to human nature, Brontë hints that the desire for love can drive people to turn against those they used to or should have cared for. Hindley…

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