Wuthering Heights Final Questions

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Rebecca Flanagan 3/25/12
6. Why do we see Catherine Linton and Hareton at both the beginning and the ending of the novel?
We see Catherine Linton and Hareton at the beginning and the end of the novel for many reasons. We see them at the beginning to show how dank and dirty their lives were, how their lives have changed with the absence of Heathcliff, and we see how their relationships with each other and other people have changed. In the beginning we see that Catherine and Hareton do not like each other, and Heathcliff hates both of them. Catherine seems to despise everyone and has a rude disposition. Hareton appears to be an uneducated farm hand that does not take lightly to anyone. At the end of the novel things have changed drastically; Catherine and Hareton are to be married. Catherine has gone from a rude, hateful person to a kind, gentle woman. Hareton has also grown to be compassionate. With the absence of Heathcliff Catherine and Hareton are free to be who they are and not the dark, dreadful people Heathcliff wanted them to be. Heathcliff’s dark influences are no longer inflicting Catherine and Hareton’s lives. Catherine and Hareton are now much more pleasant to be around and have a great relationship with each other. Catherine and Hareton lead a happy, pleasant life at the end of the novel, which was not the case in the beginning of the novel. 9. Lockwood is taken on a journey of discovery of what real love is. Defend or refute this claim using specific examples.

I think that Lockwood is not taken on a journey of discovery of what real love is. In the beginning of the novel Lockwood stumbles upon Wuthering Heights, and he sees the hatred and loneliness of its inhabitants. As the novel progresses Lockwood hears of Catherine and Heathcliff’s love and how it did not work due to selfish desires. Mr. Lockwood also hears about Heathcliff and Isabella’s marriage and the lack of love involved in it. Heathcliff hates Isabella,...
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