Wuthering Heights Essay

Topics: Wuthering Heights, Catherine Earnshaw, Hareton Earnshaw Pages: 2 (418 words) Published: March 27, 2013
Topic: Heathcliffs whole aim in the novel is to gain revenge. Does he succeed? Discuss

Why does he want revenge?Heathcliff through
the book

Define revenge

The people he takes revenge
Did he succeed?
Kills Hindley

Hareton raised by Nelly

Thrushcross Grange and
Wuthering Heights he gambles

Topic: Heathcliffs whole aim in the novel is to gain revenge. Does he succeed? Discuss

Revenge is to inflict hurt or harm on someone for an injury or wrong done to oneself. Heathcliff seeks revenge for everything he has been through, the hurt, abuse he suffered at the hands of Hindley. Two main subjects push Heathcliff to boiling point: his desire for Catherine’s love and his need for revenge. His love for Catherine endures, as his need to get revenge on Hindley which occurs after Mr.Earnshaw’s death. It is only after Catherine’s death that Heathcliff’s revenge towards Hindley, Edgar begins getting worse as Heathcliff assumes control of Hindley’s house and son, as well as everything that is Edgars like Thrushcross Grange. Heathcliff wants to own ‘Wuthering Heights’ and ‘Thrushcross Grange’! Heathcliff is a heavy drinker and a gambler which is why he gambles in the hope to win Thrushcross Grange. When Heathcliff visits Catherine Linton he realises that Isabella Linton is infatuated with him. Heathcliff treats Edgar with absolute contempt,” Cathy, this lamb of yours threatens like a bull.”Edgar realises that he needs to fight Heathcliff to break down in fear. Though Edgar is humiliated, Heathcliff departs saying,” I wish you joy of the milk-blooded coward, Cathy!” Heathcliff’s plan for revenge on Edgar and Catherine is to marry Isabella, who is ignorant of love and men because she has never experienced either. Heathcliff wants to hurt Edgar because of his marriage to Catherine, and wants to get revenge on Catherine by making her...
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