Wuthering Heights and Frankenstein, ‘Revenge’ Essay.
The main thematic element of the famous novels Wuthering Heights and Frankenstein are inserted in a certain context, under a revenge and betrayal bias, which are ultimately the main triggers of the dramatic action. There are similar scenes in both novels firstly the way Heathcliff gets exploited by Hindley in similar how Victor abandons his ‘son’. They both had emotional experiences that triggered their desire for revenge. In Wuthering heights when Catherine declares she is going to get married to Edgar, Heathcliff’s plan for vengeance on Edgar and Catherine is to marry Isabella, ‘I love him more than ever you loved Edgar. ‘This clearly suggests Isabella is ignorant of love and of men because she has never experienced either. Heathcliff wants to hurt Edgar because of his marriage to Catherine, also wants to get revenge on Catherine by making her jealous. This is similar to Frankenstein because the monster takes its revenge by killing Victor’s new wife because Victor refuses to make another companion for the monster because he believes it could be disastrous to make another monster like him. The monster becomes more furious and says to Victor, ‘I shall be with on your wedding night.’ So he kills Elizabeth, for not making a companion for the monster.
[ 2 ]. Two similarities here in these both extracts they both seek revenge in ill treatment of another woman. Avenge by brutalising in Wuthering heights to make Heathcliff feel good and in Frankenstein by monster killing beauty which he can never have. York Notes Wuthering Heights
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