Comparing the Themes of Wuthering Heights and Of Mice and Men

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Comparing the Themes of Wuthering Heights and Of Mice and Men     Wuthering Heights and Of Mice and Men are two novels that were written approximate hundred years apart by different authors living in different time periods. Wuthering Heights, was written by Emily Bronte who lived in England. Of Mice and Men was written by John Steinbeck who lived in California. Although they were written by different authors of different background, time, and place. One could nevertheless find similar themes between the two books.   In Wuthering Heights, it described vividly the goal of Heathcliff and Catherine, who wanted to be with one and another.  However, when Catherine rejected Heathcliff, he turned his…show more content…
  From the beginning of the novel and most likely from the beginning of Heathcliff's life, he has suffered pain and rejection. When he is brought to Wuthering Heights by Mr. Earnshaw, he is viewed as an inanimate object rather than a child. Mrs. Earnshaw was ready to fling him out of doors, while Nelly put him on the landing of the stairs hoping that he would be gone the next day. Without having done anything to deserve rejection, Heathcliff is made to feel like an outsider.  Following the death of Mr. Earnshaw, he suffers cruel mistreatment at the hands of Hindley. In these formative years, he is deprived of love, sociability and education, according to Nelly, Hindley's treatment of Heathcliff was "enough to make a fiend of a saint". He is separated from the family, reduced to the status of a servant, forced to become a farm hand, undergoes regular beatings and is forcibly separated from Catherine.   "My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff."   These words, uttered by Catherine, in the novel, it manifested the themes of love and hate are intensely close relationships.  Heathcliff accuses Catherine of having done wrong when she married Edgar: "You loved me - then what right had you to

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