Examples Of Revenge In Wuthering Heights

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Wuthering Heights is a novel that revolves around the emotions of passion and revenge. The actions, sequence, and characters in the novel are fueled by these two emotions. Throughout the novel, many characters experience emotionally scarring abuse. This trauma would later influence the character they would later on develop into. Despite all the emotional trauma these characters experience, they will later realize that no amount of revenge can truly heal their emotional wounds. Heathcliff, protagonist of the novel, serves as a prime example of the book 's theme. Since the day of his arrival at Wuthering Heights had Heathcliff been discriminated and outcasted. Heathcliff was an abandoned child on the streets of Liverpool. Good hearted Earnshaw…show more content…
He faced much abuse from his brother, Hindley, as well as being a social outcast. Heathcliff was able to live a comfortable life during the lifespan of Earnshaw, and was able to persist through the abuse of Hindley, but Heathcliff’s true breaking point came from the romantic rejection from his lifelong best friend, Catherine. Catherine was Earnshaw 's daughter, who was slightly younger than Heathcliff. At first, Catherine had rejected Heathcliff 's friendship due to the fact he was a foreigner, but as time went on, they began to grow on each other. “She was much too fond of Heathcliff. The greatest punishment we could invent for her was to keep her separate from him: yet she got chided more than any of us on his account.” (5.10)They were two very adventurous children, and spent all their time together. They were two of the same children, but this began to change under the influence of the Linton family. Catherine for a short period of time lived with the Lintons after one of the guard dogs bit her leg after she and Heathcliff trespassed onto their territory. Prior to the trespass, Heathcliff and Catherine mocked the Linton children for their petty antics and delicate nature.”...instead of a wild, hatless little savage jumping into the house, and rushing to squeeze us all breathless, there 'lighted from a handsome black pony a very dignified person, with brown ringlets falling from the cover of a feathered beaver, and a long cloth habit, which she was obliged to hold up with both hands that she might sail in.” (7.1) With Catherine 's renowned attitude, Heathcliff was left without a friend. As time progressed, Heathcliff began to develop romantic feelings towards Catherine. Although Catherine also had a strong feeling that she was destined to be with Heathcliff, she was unsure if she could marry him due to his low social stature. "I 've no more business to marry Edgar Linton than I have to be
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