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    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. Heathcliff then wants to seek revenge on Catherine for doing that to him. Heathcliff goes and marries Isabella to make Catherine jealous. Heathcliff tells catherine in the novel he is not seeking revenge on her “I seek no revenge on you, replied Heathcliff, less vehemently. “That is not the plan. [...] You are welcome to torture me to death for your amusement, only allow me to amuse myself a little in the same style, and refrain from insult as much as you are able. [...] If I imagined you really wished me to marry Isabel, I’d cut my throat” (Bronte 112). Heathcliff claims he is not seeking revenge on Catherine. He says that she can torture him and get revenge on him, but he also says let him do the same because…

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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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    Heathcliff Superstition

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    Slightly differently from Catherine because Catherine demonstrated a deviation from feminine norm from the start, Isabella was forced to her feminist actions by the world around her as she experienced the ways her society could be harmful to her. It is when she is Isabella Heathcliff rather than Isabella Linton that her fight begins. Having followed the path of marriage, Isabella soon learns that she was naïve in her love for Heathcliff and finds herself in a marriage rife with violence and…

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    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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    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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    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…

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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…

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    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 extravagant lifestyle at Thrushcross Grange makes her want the same and she will do anything to have it. As a result of this desire, Catherine is frequently torn between what lies…

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    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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    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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