He resented Edgar for marrying Catherine, as he felt that if he hadn’t been degraded by Hindley he would have been able to marry her. Nelly claims that Heathcliff “[seemed] to hate,” Edgar even as a child and considered him, “as a rival.” (58). His eventual wish to seek revenge was a progression of their childhood rivalry that was only heightened by Edgar’s marriage to Catherine. Heathcliff began to take revenge on Edgar as soon as he returned to Wuthering Heights. He regularly visited Catherine, despite how much this bothered Edgar, as Nelly describes he, “grew pale with pure annoyance,” at Heathcliff’s mere presence (96).
Charles was 12 years old when he was taken out of school and sent to work in Warren's blacking factory and endured appalling conditions as well as loneliness and despair. He said that it was the most terrible time of his life and these experiences that he endured were written about in some of his work. Six months after being sent to Marshalsea, one of John Dickens's relatives died. He was left enough money in the will to pay off his debts and to leave prison. After three long years Charles was returned to school, but the experience and suffering he endured was never forgotten and later became fictionalised in two of his better-known novels “David Copperfield” and “Great Expectations”.
In Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte tells the story of a love affair that takes place two times in the story; first with Heathcliff, Catherine, and Edgar and then with the next generation of children, Hareton, Cathy, and Linton. In the first generation there is the presence of love but there is also a strong underlying current of hate and the want for revenge. In the second generation there is no need for revenge and the affair is left to who can love who by their parents’ wishes. In the first generation Heathcliff has so much hate building up inside him that he loses the battle over Catherine to Edgar because he is too busy trying to scheme of ways to get back at Hindley. This loss is also accounted for by Catherine’s selfishness in her want to become a member of the Grange and to have live that sort of lifestyle.
Cathy can be used to represent Heathcliff’s greatest loss of love, not being able to spend his life with Catherine. Heathcliff first loses Catherine to Edgar, and then suffers from an even greater loss when Catherine dies and leaves him forever. Cathy’s existance is a constant reminder that Catherine is gone and all that is left of her is her daughter with Edgar. Heathcliff uses her in his ploys of revenge against her father, in his acquisition of the Grange, and forced her to marry and take care of the dying Linton alone. Heathcliff abused Cathy as Lockwood sees, “Heathcliff lifted his hand, and the speaker [Cathy] sprang to a safer distance, obviously acquainted with its weight” (Bronte 30).
Heathcliff is brought to live in Withering Heights by Mr. Earnshaw. He is merely an orphan, 14 year old, black gypsy child from Liverpool. He is introduced to the family as; “See here, wife! I was never so beaten with anything in my life: but you must e’en take it as a gift of God; though it’s as dark almost as if it came from the devil” (Bronte 71). Nevertheless, Heathcliff is rejected in his presentation to the family.
"Miss Havisham herself, of course, is the big victim of the novel, abandoned on her wedding day ... ... middle of paper ... ...rity, and the ending of his story he has sealed with pain and hardships of life. From losing his parents and sister, his best friend, being treated cold hearted by the love of his life Pip still manages to make it out in an okay way with the little hope with Estella and his close one's child who looks just like him in a scary way. It is not the best ending but it could've been worst for the young man. Pip's idea of life is truly suffering from the worst and getting only a little bit of resemblance from it. Works Cited Andrewa, Kenneth.
Through the entire short story that is “The Fall of the House of Usher”, the narrator spent much of the time at the beginning of the story describing the ominous appearance of the Usher family home, it turned out to be strong symbolism for the ways that Roderick and Madeline lived, and how it paralleled with their crumbling bloodline. As the children of a sinful and disgusting tradition of incest to keep the family blood line pure, they were destined to a shorter life of sickness and fear, destined to follow their ill-met
Eddie's Violent End in J.B. Priestley's A View From the Bridge Eddie is referred to as a tragic hero. Another example of a tragic hero is Oedipus. Oedipus left home at an early age, as the gods were displeased with his mother. She had performed sins in the eyes of the laws. Upon Oedipus' return his mother, without realising his true identity, fell desperately in love with him.
When Elizabeth discovers the death of herhusband, she deals with the fact that she never loved him; he was simply a stepping stonefor her two children and her unborn child into the world. Through diction in "Odour ofChrysanthemums" , a depressing and thought provoking story, Lawrence majesticallyuses beautiful language and vivid scenes through imagery, foreshadowing, andsymbolism to portray the hard times in Elizabeth's life. The main theme in the story isthat truth and the relationships in life are often difficult and are sometimes not figured outuntil the ultimate tragedy, death.Conflict is very strong in Elizabeth's life. As the plot thickens, she begins todiscover the truths in her life through the events during the day. Realizing that herhusband is the root of much of the conflict, Elizabeth takes a deeper look at his own flesh -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 2 and blood: her son.
Dickens uses both of these in Great Expectations, and it shows you a different side of each of his characters. In Miss Havisham’s perspective, her suffering (the loss of her husband as well as the disappointment of her daughter) was a means of punishing her. Miss Havisham has a snotty way of judging everybody, and putting her pain on someone else’s shoulders. For example, she wants Estella to be exactly like her and doesn’t let her own daughter live the way she wants to, Miss Havisham sets standards and obligations for Estella’s each and every move. Miss Havisham herself was abandoned at the alter, and since then has frozen time at the exact hour before her marriage.