How Is Catherine Linton Different From Wuthering Heights

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It is a scientific fact that everything adapts: animal, plant, and human. The characters in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights demonstrate in a balanced and entertaining manner the idea that beings must adapt or be destroyed. Heathcliff shows the refusal to adapt and the resulting destruction. Catherine Earnshaw-Linton demonstrates the difference between outward adaptation and the full adaptation of the mind and soul. And Catherine Linton effortlessly embodies willingness to change. Wuthering Heights explores the idea that people must adapt or be destroyed through the characters of Heathcliff, Catherine Earnshaw-Linton, and Catherine Linton. In the character of Heathcliff, the idea that people must adapt is explored through his relationship…show more content…
Even though Heathcliff was unbearably mean to Cathy, she refused to be squashed. She made her own happiness by planting plants from Thrushcross Grange at Wuthering Heights and reading whenever she could. She also chose to rebel against Heathcliff’s tyrannical rules, even going as far as to fight him about them. Another key example of Cathy adapting is in her romantic relationships. When she was forced to marry Linton, she made the best of it, insisting to Heathcliff that, “you have nobody to love you; and, however miserable you make us, we shall still have the revenge of thinking that your cruelty arises from your greater misery,” (page 240) because although she was not happy with Linton, she knew he loved her. And although Heathcliff wouldn’t allow Hareton to be with Cathy, she fought past that and they fell for each other. In Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, the idea of adaptation is explored through Heathcliff, Catherine Earnshaw-Linton, and Catherine Linton. Different manners of adaptation are explored: refusal to adapt, surface adaptation, and full adaptation. The way that Emily Brontë developed this idea is well-balanced and
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