Wuthering Height by Emily Bronte

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Are love, power and wealth essential elements in the perfect soul mate in life? These rudiments are very critical in the novel Wuthering Heights. When looking at the portrayal of love in this novel, there is a great distinction between the loves we show to others presently versus the love shown in the novel. When considering Catherine and Heathcliff in the novel, they both love each other dearly, but when it comes down to it, Catherine cannot marry Heathcliff. Why can’t their love ever be? This is so because Heathecliff has no wealth or power. Without these things, if Catherine were to marry Heathcliff it would degrade her. So what does Catherine do? She marries Edgar Linton, a man who has power and wealth, although she doesn’t love him as much as she loves Heathcliff. The author uses her past experiences to influence the way she writes this novel, which is why this story can compare and contrast with the Victorian age and our modern society. All in all, love, desire and money has a major role in the progression of the story Wuthering Heights, and when compared to today’s society there are noticeable differences in our portrayal of love. Wealth plays a critical part in the novel Wuthering Heights. This theme applies and is associated with almost every couple in the novel. When analyzing the couples Heathcliff, Isabella, and Catherine, Edgar, wealth is the basis of each marriage. "I've no more business to marry Edgar Linton than I have to be in heaven; and if the wicked man

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