Wuthering Heights Beloved And Underloved Character Analysis
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December , 2017
Full of Underloved and Overloved
Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, a romantic fiction, has overloved and underloved characters through the generations struggle between love, hate, revenge, and loneliness. Although Wuthering Heights has a reputation of a love story, it’s more than that. The uneven amount of love and hatred given to the kids of both families; Earnshaws and Thrushcross, grants them a life guarantee of loneliness.
The underloved characters are represented by the Earnshaw family, a family filled with unlove and hatred were made to suffer a life of loneliness and rejection. Growing up, Heathcliff lost Mr. Earnshaw, who was the only one to see potential in him. “I wondered often what my master saw to admire so much in the sullen boy.” With Mr. Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff faced a life of hatred, he was treated as a house servant. Abused by Hindley, Nelly explains ‘He would stand Hindley’s blows without winking or shedding a tear, and my pinches moved him only to draw in a breath and open his eyes, as if he had hurt himself by accident, and nobody was to blame.’ Although Catherine was raised by the same guardians she didn’t have it as hard, she was cared by the Thrushcross when she was caught sneaking and looking in their window. They made her a polite lady she was described as ‘A wild, wicked slip she was – but she had the bonniest eye, the sweetest smile, and lightest foot in the parish.’ but before, her life