Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights: A Vengeful Agenda

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Wuthering Heights was written by Emily Bronte. The story is centered on hatred, jealousy, and revenge that spans two generations. Social class plays a significant role in the story, as it the factor that ultimately divides two loves from being together. The futures of Cathy, Hareton, and Linton are shaped by the vengeful decisions made by Heathcliff. Each character chooses to use Heathcliff’s manipulation in a different way.
Cathy is the daughter of Edgar Linton and Catherine Earnshaw. Shorty upon her birth, her mother Catherine passed away. Like her mother was, Cathy is very beautiful with curly blonde hair and a very strong personality. She was raised at Thrushcross Grange. Catherine is very sheltered as a child. Nelly regarded her as:
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Linton becomes evil and boisterous that that Edgars belongings are now his own. Linton helps Catherine escape to attend her father’s funeral which displeases his father. Cathy and Linton confess their love to one another to spite Heathcliff. After her marriage to Linton, Cathy becomes an unpleasant person.
Hareton Earnshaw is the son of Hindley and Frances. Hareton has thick brown curly hair. Upon his birth, his mother declared him to be “such a beauty”. Upon the death of his father, Hareton is sent to live with Heathcliff. “He appeared to have bent his malevolence on making him a brute: he was never taught to read or write; never rebuked for any bad habit which did not annoy his keeper; never led a single step towards virtue, or guarded by a single precept against vice.” Hareton is raised as a farmhand. He is uneducated, and at points throughout the story, Cathy mocks him for his inability to read. Cathy ultimately befriends Hareton and agrees to educate him after returning to her loving and kind ways. The two fall in love with each other and build their relationship on trust. The two family estates are joined together harmoniously.
Cathy, Linton and Hareton are very different. Cathy is from a privileged family. She was raised with the utmost care and concern regarding her upbringing and exposure to life outside the Grange. Cathy is in many ways like her mother, Catherine. She is
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