Emily Bronte 's Wuthering Heights

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Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is not only one of the most widely read books in English but it also encourages different critical approaches. One of the most interesting approaches is the psychoanalytical approach in this circumstance. Through the entirety of this book it is understood that childhood has an impact on adult life, “psychological history that begins in childhood experiences in the family and each with patterns of adolescent and adult behavior that are the direct result of that early experience”(Tyson 12). Just as the way everyone else acts in reality Brontë creates a reality that is more realistic in the sense of their actions to acknowledge the complexity of the novel as a whole. Catherine Earnshaw, a very complex character, happens to be fond of Heathcliff, whom was brought home by Mr. Earnshaw. Catherine’s love for Heathcliff was described by Nelly Dean as, “She was much too fond of Heathcliff. The greatest punishment we could invent for her was to keep her separate from him” (Brontë 37). Later on in her life she was proposed to by Edgar Linton, the rich young gentleman of Thrushcross Grange. She had decided to accept him despite her emotions towards Heathcliff. Catherine then chose to tell Nelly that she had accepted the proposal and that she cannot decide if she had made the right decision. At her age, Catherine should have felt the happiest she has even been after Edgar’s proposal, but her emotions toward Heathcliff change all that. And in
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