The Conflict Sparked By Irrational Thinking

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Joseph Coffey Research Paper
10/22/15
Mrs. Connors
AP Language
The Evolution of Conflict sparked by Irrational Thinking When evaluating the family problems of a typical middle class American you may find deaths in the family, divorces, money problems, sibling rivalries, and more. In Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, all of the above is seen with a topping of vengeance and selfishness. This interesting conflict is caused by the abusive actions of the characters. From relationship to relationship, one character abuses another to get to their way or to get back at another character for their own wrongdoing. Having this occur frequently throughout the novel creates a dumbfounded sort of tone and leaves the reader on the edge of their seat. Throughout the novel Wuthering heights, Emily Bronte emphasizes the characters ' abusive and unhealthy relationships; this is exemplified through repeated vengeant duality, internal and external conflict, and irrational thinking. To start, what is an abusive relationship? In today’s society, we see abusive relationships in our own lives, movies, and literature. “Domestic abuse occurs when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person” (Domestic Violence and Abuse). Signs that one is in an abusive relationship include feeling self-loathing, helpless, and desperate. Abuse can be divided up into four main categories, dominance, isolation, humiliation, and intimidation.…
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