Isabella Linton

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  • Self Indulgence In The Heights Essay

    However, self-serving acts also provide many benefits that a selfless life could not supply. Many characters turn to reading in times where other pleasures are inaccessible. When Lockwood visits The Heights, he observes Catherine Linton “reading a book… seem[ing] absorbed in her occupation” (27; ch.3). At this moment, Catherine Linton leads a tragic life, held captive in the Heathcliff residence. Stuck in a situation without pleasant company, Catherine Linton relies in books as her only source of entertainment. Through reading, she can distract herself with a different and happier world. Catherine Linton still enjoys her own pursuits, demonstrating that self-indulgence provides a beneficial alternative in difficult times. Isabella Linton reacts…

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  • Villainy In Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

    After hearing Catherine mock Isabella Linton, her placid and naïve sister-in-law, for her being in love with him, Heathcliff uses this knowledge to his advantage, saying, “…thank you for telling me your sister-in-law 's secret: I swear I 'll make the most of it…” (11). Moreover, Heathcliff “makes the most of it” by devising a plan to beguile Isabella using her naïveté to fool her into believing he reciprocates her feelings for him although he despises her describing her as “that mawkish, waxen…

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  • Wuthering Heights Chapter 1 Summary

    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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  • Destructive Signs Of Depression In Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte

    marry Edgar Linton, Nelly tries to persuade Catherine with the possible negative outcome of her marrying, telling her that “As soon as you become Mrs. Linton, [Heathcliff] loses friend, and love, and all! Have you considered how you’ll bear the separation, and how he’ll bear to be quite deserted in the world?”…

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  • Consequences Of Revenge In Heathcliff And Hindley

    overall effect of such intense and comprehensive characterization is that it emphasizes the caustic consequences of passionate and cruel revenge. Bronte first introduces the theme through the characterization of Hindley and his abusive behavior towards Heathcliff. Not only does his acts of violence against Heathcliff signify the beginning of the cycle of vengeance that is perpetuated throughout the novel but it also exhibits the damaging effects that resentment and revenge have on familial…

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  • Wuthering Heights Revenge Analysis

    However, they do plan revenge on each other, but that is just the way their relationship is. Patricia Spacks tells the readers in her article about Wuthering Heights that, “the girl and the waif form an intense, rebellious alliance, weakened when Catherine makes friends with the prosperous and conventional, Edgar Linton and his sister Isabella.” The girl represents Catherine and the waif is referring to Heathcliff. Heathcliff is upset when he discovers that Catherine and Edgar are associating.…

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  • Wuthering Heights: Literary Analysis

    and Thrushcross Grange, the Linton’s home. Wuthering Heights, much like the people living in it, is driven by 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…

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  • Nelly Dean In Wuthering Heights

    She did become a good companion to the children, as she was available to them for advice when they had problems. For instance, when Catherine bursted into the home and exclaimed that, “I want to know what I should do. Today, Edgar Linton has asked me to marry him, and I’ve given him an answer” (Brontë 79), she made Catherine go through everything she loves about Edgar to ensure she is making the right choice of choosing him over her other lover, Heathcliff. Nelly also sympathized with Heathcliff…

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  • Heathcliff As A Romantic Hero Essay

    The behaviour that he shows regarding anyone other than Cathy is abysmal. The way that he brutalises and degrades Hareton is the perfect illustration of this, Heathcliff has no real reason to do this and is simply using Hareton as a tool in order to get vengeance on Hindley Earnshaw. He also treats with son terribly and sees him as no more than a means through which to exact his revenge on Edgar Linton and Cathy's daughter, Catherine. When he first meets his son he refers to him as 'my property'…

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  • Catherine I And Heathcliff's Relationship Analysis

    Though Cathy II was born on the Grange, she repeatedly crosses to Wuthering Heights because as the daughter of Catherine I and Edgar Linton, she has the capacity to travel between worlds. Hareton has spent his whole life at the Heights, but he is the son of Frances and Hindley Earnshaw, who envied and tried to emulate the Grange. Hareton is a lamb, so he can be framed, but the frame still must suit him. Catherine II is not a lamb, but she can survive both in and out of a frame depending on the…

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