Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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Emily Bronte created a book called Wuthering Heights that was published in 1847. The book has been rejected multiple times by the Victorian readers because of its disturbing, unexplained vision of anarchy and decay (Knoepflmacher). I chose the book Wuthering Heights because it has an interesting name. I never thought the book was narrated by two people and that it had a dramatic romance to it. Also I have notice that there is a large amount of hate towards the character Heathcliff due to his actions towards revenge. Although many critics claim that Heathcliff is the true villain of Wuthering Heights I disagree with these critics because in my opinion Heathcliff is not the true villain of Wuthering Heights. I say this because a villain is…show more content…
Soon she refuses to eat, never leaves her chamber and falls prey to countless delusions and declarations of madness. She then blames Heathcliff and Edgar for her suffering. However she caused Heathcliff more suffering because of her ambition. The character whose actions are far worse than Heathcliff and Catherine would be Ellen Nelly Dean, who is a narrator in the second half of the book. Nelly Dean is presented as the faithful and affectionate nurse or the “good angel” (Wars, Mary). She is a witness in all of the events that has occurred in the book. When reading the book Nelly gives the readers a very detailed scene of every action or event in the story. However she is more of an unreliable narrator than Lockwood because she tells us how the events happen in her point of judgment and understanding. As John Mathison notes “Nelly’s judgments are based on her understanding of events and other people result in advice or action.” Therefore, Nelly Dean is an unreliable narrator because she is only quoting the characters in her point of view, so we the readers do not know if Heathcliff and Catherine had said those things. Nelly is a servant but she doesn’t like to be treated like one and when she is treated as a servant she objects (Hume, Marilyn). For example, when Catherine treated her as a servant she refers Catherine has haughty and says” she ceased to hold any communications with me except as a mere servant” (pg. 107). This indicates of how much of a nosy person Nelly
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