The Unwanted Villain in Wuthering Heights

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While reading the book of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, found that Heathcliff, one of the main characters of the story was considered the villain. During the ups and downs of the story the choice of villains are numerous due to the characters emotions and choices but choosing Heathcliff was an obvious choice. The malicious and diabolical attitude which Heathcliff had was from being rejected and from likely being different. His difference of character was shown right from the beginning of the story when Lockwood the first person which arrives at Wuthering Heights explains he is the new tenant arriving to rent the property at Thrushgross Grange. Heathcliff’s unbearable attitude comes across right away “'I should not allow anyone to inconvenience me, if I could hinder it…” (Bronte, pg2). As one reads the story by Emily Bronte, one can determine the attitude of villainy from Heathcliff.
Emily Bronte, the author of Wuthering Heights, had a very unfortunate life as a young lady being raised in a very meager life style, she was a very reserved girl, and during her life only wrote one novel, its characteristic of a passionate romantic love story, this novel construct both the anger and madness of love. Ms. Bronte does not take any guide from what she lived to this story but solely imagines a love affair which turns Heathcliff, the main character mad. Heathcliff renounces his footing of love due to her damsel wanting something better in life. However, the wait which Catherine the child, the girl, the woman for whom Heathcliff loves and cares deeply about, renounces her love for him while speaking to Allen Dean, Nelly. Nelly, one of the servants, is always in every ones business, although she makes a lot of favoritism her opinion le...

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... partnership. Heathcliff makes great attempts to make something better for him but ends destroying his life at the end. Love comes with a great price that many should be aware of, and mostly those that seek love in the wrong places with the wrong people and those tend to end the worst. Seek love, not war.

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