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Catherine Earnshaw

chaos breaks out hereafter; nonetheless, her rationale did seem just at the time. Heathcliff's love for Catherine is blind, and Catherine, is to some extent the same, as she decides to marry Edgar for Heathcliff's benefit and this explains why Heathcliff and Catherine were not meant for this world. Catherine was the mirror image of Heathcliff and they were too alike for their own good. Also, Catherine is well aware of her social surroundings and she was able to avoid being a servant to her brother by...

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Heathcliff was the main character of the book and was very cruel. When he was an orphan he was taken in by Mr. Earnshaw. He later fell in love with Mr. Earnshaws daughter, Catherine. Mr. Earnshaw’s son began to mistreat Heathcliff after Mr. Earnshaw died. Catherine married Edgar Linton instead of him. Heathcliff was so hurt by this he devoted the rest of his life to getting revenge on Catherine, Edgar Linton and their children. Heathcliff becomes very wealthy and buys Wuthering Heights and Edgar’s estate...

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Wuthering Heights Literature Notes

events can be linked to Heathcliff’s station situations in ‘Wuthering Heights’ as he was described as, ‘a dark skinned gypsy.’ This would account for the way he is viewed by the other characters of Linton, Hindley, Hareton and most importantly, Catherine good . This scrutiny executed by the other characters led Heathcliff to a point of insecurity and then antagonism, which in turn led to his actions throughout the rest of the novel good. However, the Heathcliff’s opinions and views were not voiced...

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An Analysis of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

‘A wild, wicked slip…I believe she meant no harm’ Does your opinion of Catherine match Nelly’s assessment in Chapters 1-14? Catherine Earnshaw, later Linton, is first introduced to the reader by Emily Bronte in Chapter III. Throughout the novel Catherine proves to be a character whose actions and personality can either attract the audience’s sympathies or quickly alienate them. Nelly’s narration dominates the narrative in chapters 1-14 and it is therefore natural that the reader’s views may be...

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The Independence of Women in a Thousand Splendid Suns and Wuthering Heights

ambiguous.” It is set in the Yorkshire Moors. The basic idea of the story is a narrative of the events at Wuthering Heights in which a passionate love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff occurs and how it destroys everything around them. These two are one person, their minds are entwined. They will do anything to be with each other. Catherine, a free spirited, arrogant, spoilt woman. She is greedy in the way that she wants the best of both worlds in the way of men. She marries Edgar Linton so that...

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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights as an orphan boy for Mr. Earnshaw. The story unravels, and Mr. Earnshaw dies leaving Heathcliff vengeful against the remaining family, but filled with the passionate yet frowned upon love for Earnshaw’s daughter, Catherine. Years pass for the two lovers dishearteningly because neither can ever be with the other due to commitments to other people, family, and societal class expectations. As Catherine dies a terrible death, her daughter Catherine and Heathcliff’s son, Linton relive the...

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19th Century Heroines

business life' Novelists Thomas Hardy and Emily Brontë present us with two strong and independent females Tess Durbeyfield and Catherine Earnshaw. These women are far from the idealistic view of nineteenth century females; Tess, intelligent and strikingly attractive, strives to uphold the values expected of her but outside forces beyond her control determine her fate. Catherine on the other hand begins her life free-spirited, rebellious and of a wild nature. However, her inner desire craves social ambition...

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The Importance of the Setting in Wuthering Heights

that the two major residences in the novel provide a striking contrast. These two residences not only differ in their inhabitants, but also in the immediate scenery, both intrinsic and extrinsic. For example, Thrushcross Grange is described by Catherine and Heathcliff as a “beautiful, splendid place carpeted with crimson-covered chairs and tables, and a pure white ceiling bordered by gold, a shower of glass-drops hanging in silver chains from the centre, and shimmering with little soft tapers” (74)...

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Comparison of Wuthering Heights & Madame Bovary on the Conventions of Popular Romantic Fiction.

issue of social standing in novels of Bronte's era. Catherine is of a much higher social standing than Heathcliff, whose social standing was first elevated by his adoption by Catherine father, Mr Earnshaw, and then degraded after the death of Mr Earnshaw by Hindley. This aspect of the novel is relatively conventional. Social standing has always been a big issue for the couples of the fiction of that era. What made the situation between Catherine and Heathcliff different, however, is that they didn't...

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how does Bronte shape the readers response to Wuthering Heights in chapters 1-3?

This also reflects off Heathcliffe as he is defensive within himself as well as his house. Bronte uses the heights to reflect Heathcliffe's damaged mind after spending a life exposed to public opinion and the emotional turmoil brought about by Catherine, that he and his house are becoming old, uncared for and withered themselves from the neglect in their lives. Bronte also presents Heathcliffe as quite a violent man due to the weaponary in his house 'villainous old guns, and a couple of horse pistols'...

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