Compare and Contrast Darcy and Heathcliff of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Compare and Contrast Darcy and Heathcliff of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

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The novels Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights are both love stories in which the man is devoted the one he loves. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice has many similarities with Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. Although in adulthood both characters start off with these similarities they then begin to develop many differences between each other making them then become very different in the end. One becomes seen in light by the audience while the other falls to darkness.
Darcy in Pride and Prejudice is born into a rich family. All of his characteristic and actions in the beginning of the story are those of an upper class man. It does not go into detail about his childhood leaving the audience with a piece of the puzzle they have to paint themselves. He is very aware of his social status making him cautious of whom he associates himself with. He demonstrates this when he acts snobby to Elizabeth during their first encounter. He didn’t want to lose his status with the other wealthy people when seen with Elizabeth. Darcy is also very narrow-minded/ quick to judge because of his overly ...

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