When Heathcliff returns to Wuthering Heights after several years, his frustration leads him to exact revenge on Hindley Earnshaw. Heathcliff blames Hindley for Cathy not returning his love and becoming married to Edgar. Hindley reduced Heathcliff to such a status that it would ruin Cathy to marry him. Heathcliff's villainy is shown when he returns the favour to Hindley, reducing him and his son Hareton to servant class. This is apparent when Heathcliff is talking to Nellie about his joy in degrading Hareton, he says, I've pleasure in him!...He has satisfied my expectations - if he were born a fool I should not enjoy it half so much - But he's no fool; and I can sympathise with all his feelings, having felt them myself - I know what he suffers now, for instance exactly - it is merely a beginning of what he shall suffer though.
Isabella is the sister of Edgar Linton and, later on, the wife of Heathcliff. Isabella believed she was in love with Heathcliff before she actually knew him, and she didn’t listen to Catherine’s warnings because she thought she was jealous that she could love him and she couldn’t. Little did she know, Heathcliff did not love her, and only wants her to spite Catherine and so that he can be in the Linton family to take over the property when Edgar dies. Eventually they do marry, in secret against everyone 's wishes, and Isabella immediately regrets it. “promising that I should be Edgar’s proxy in suffering… I do hate him- I am wretched!” Bronte 151.
Heathcliff continues out his plan of owning the Grange by forcing Linton (his son) and Cathy (Edgar’s daughter) to marry, this secures his ownership of the Grange. Heathcliff’s revenge on Edgar is complete, he having lost his sister, daughter, estate and lastly suffering the death Catherine. As Heathcliff approached death and closer towards his reunion with Catherine, his desire for revenge dissolved until he longer cred to avenge the miscreants how did him wrong. “I have lost the faculty of enjoying their destruction”
He is a sickly and scared young man. Like his mother Isabella Linton who accused Catherine Earnshaw of selfishly wanting Heathcliff for herself – in which she didn't- Linton enjoys inflicting and watching people suffer. As Heathcliff threatened to kill Linton, Linton only thought about his own life and, decided to betray Cathy, tricking her into staying at Wuthering Heights and getting married to him, instead of returning to Thurshcross Grange to where her father lies on his deathbed. Within such a work of art, Emily Bronte described and unlocked many truths about how it’s human nature to perform selfish acts. The actions that Catherine, Heathcliff and Linton all completed were out of love, horror, and hatred.
Heathcliff was an orphan whom Catherine father have adapted while he was on a business trip, to her he is an outsider he was uneducated. Henry have always tried to bully him he hated him so much. All of those elements have transformed Heathcliff’s personality in 180 degrees and especially when Catherine left him to marry Edgar meanwhile she didn’t even love him, she loved the life he was living. Heathcliff was uneducated so he took a decision to take revenge from Catherine and of all those whom destroyed his childhood and life. when Edgar father’s died henry started to treat Heathcliff as a servant and that destroyed his relation with Catherine even more and her travelled abroad for 3 whole years and he came back educated and ready to take his revenge .
The avengement of Heathcliff brings on the rage and corruption to the Earnshaw – Linton families tearing through the first generation. The anger Heathcliff has for Hindley stems the deepest because of the abuse Heathcliff endured as a child. Heathcliff’s childhood was swept away by Hindley; this is the cause of his revenge. Mr. Earnshaw adopted Heathcliff into the Earnshaw family, making him an outsider. He had much love for Heathcliff, which infuriated Hindley, who became envious.
An enraged older brother admits at the sight of his sister that, “Hadst thou thy wits, and didst persuade revenge, / It could not move thus.” (4:5.179-180). Proclaiming, no words could have motivated him to seek revenge more than the sight of his deranged younger sibling. This drive is what brought about the poisoned blade that eventually killed both Hamlet and Laertes in the process. Both revenge plots, in the end, are fulfilled-but at the cost of eight people’s lives and a country changing monarchies in the execution of the Denmark royal
While on the other hand she only marries Edgar as a means improving her status rather than for genuine love. Revenge is the most dominant theme in the book, although at the end Heathcliff abandons his plan for revenge. For Heathcliff revenge started when Hindley used to abuse him when they were younger. He started to hate him and wanted to seek revenge. After he came back from his journey he made Hindley’s life miserable.Heathcliff also wanted revenge on Edgar who married the woman he loves.
He also orders floggings for Heathcliff and deprives him of even speaking to Catherine, whom he loves dearly, after an adventure at the Lintons. All these punishments Heathcliff could have stood except when he finally realizes that Hindley has made it impossible for Catherine to marry him. He overhears Catherine explain to Nelly, “If the wicked man in there had not brought Heathcliff so low, I wouldn’t have thought of it [marriage to Edgar Lindley].
His death is hastened because of Heathcliff’s neglect. Edgar Linton- A devoted suitor of Catherine, he becomes a recluse after her death. He develops a fondness for young Cathy, but he is no match for Heathcliff., who is determined to make Cathy pay for her mother’s caprices. Cathy Linton- Edgar’s darling; she inherits her mother’s pride and determination and