Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights

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Throughout the frist volume Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, one of the main characters, Heathcliff is portrayed as someone filled with abhorrence. This idea is presented to the reader through different passages throughout the story. Isabella describes Heathcliff and the uses abhorrence as a key word in his rendition as a character. Isabella , “The adjective our gave mortal offence. He swore it was not, nor ever should be mine; and he’d – but I’ll not repeat his language, nor describe his habitual conduct; he is ingenious and unresting in seeking to gain my abhorrence! I sometimes wonder at him with an intensity that deadens my fear; yet, I assure you, a tiger, or a venomous serpent could not rouse terror in me equal to that which he wakens. He told me of Catherine’s illness, and accused my brother of causing it; promising that I should be Edgar’s proxy in suffering, till he could get a hold of him” (144). Equally important is when Isabella questions his personality, and if he even is a man, earlier in her letter. Another example is when Heathcliff expresses his opinion on his wife and how he despises her. The reason that Heatcliff detests Isabella is because her brother is married to Catherine and she is ill, but since he cannot get his hands on her brother she will be culpable for the time being. In the duration of the novel Heathcliff acts, and is described as having abhorrence along with vast hatred towards other characters.
Erstwhile where this is illustrated in the novel is when Heathcliff’s wife, Isabella writes about him in her letter. She questions why she even married him and why he holds such abhorrence towards her. In the message Isabella writes, “Is Mr. Heathcliff a man? If so, is he mad? And if not, is he a ...

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...akes clear his opinions on his feelings for Isabella, the feelings being that he not only does not love her, but he actually hates her. Not only that, but he is rejoicing that he has been successful in making her detest him. The noteworthiness of this dialogue from Heathcliff is that it is proves to the reader how Heathcliff views his wife. Hence, an exemplification of the character’s sentiment towards Isabella, are evident to the reader.
Therefore, in the span of the novel the main character Heathcliff is shown as a character, who has much abhorrence, and hatred towards other characters, like Isabella. Many different passages convey this throughout the novel. Heathcliff’s dialogue and his description depict him as a character that holds a great amount of abhorrence and hatred towards other characters in the plot of the story.

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