Similarities And Differences In Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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Compare and Contrast: Wuthering Heights In Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, Edgar Linton’s kind, forbearing, and innocent personality truly set him apart and categorize him directly as Heathcliff’s adversary. Heathcliff’s harsh, merciless, hateful, and mannerless way of carrying himself makes his opposition with Edgar evident very early on. Because of the vast ocean of conflict that occurs between these two men in the novel, they are the perfect pair to analyze in order to understand Bronte’s characters and their motives in Wuthering Heights. The narrator in Wuthering Heights for the majority of the novel is Nelly Dean, a young woman that had grown up at the Heights. She is now the maid at Thrushcross Grange (another estate not far from…show more content…
Mr. Earnshaw’s children, Catherine and Hindley Earnshaw, quickly develop their own opinions of Heathcliff. He and Catherine become friends and playmates in a short amount of time. Bronte makes evident Catherine’s feelings for Heathcliff in saying “She was much too fond of Heathcliff. The greatest punishment we could invent for her was to keep her separate from him” (46). On the contrary, Hindley develops a strong disdain for both the individual and the situation, considering Heathcliff as nothing more than an outsider. This fact is supported in one of the first ill encounters between the two, as “Heathcliff had gone to loose the beast and shift it to his own stall; he was passing behind it, when Hindley finished his speech by knocking him under its feet, and without stopping to examine whether his hopes were fulfilled, ran away as fast as he could” (Bronte 44). Heathcliff handled such brutal encounters with Hindley fairly well, or at least he appears to from an outside perspective. It is quickly discovered that he only kept himself contained because the outcome in a bickering situation with Hindley was usually favorable for him. Heathcliff begins showing his true colors as he provokes Hindley’s
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