Wuthering Heights

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Born in 1818, Emily Bronte, known as the Laureate of the Moors, feared that people would not read her novel because of her gender. When Bronte turned twenty-seven, she published Wuthering Heights. At approximately the same time, her two sisters, Charlotte and Anne, published their literary works. Looking at Emily Bronte’s Victorian novel, Wuthering Heights, this literary work seems to be yet another book about a grumpy man who tries to take revenge on everyone who hurts him throughout his life. Looking deeper into this novel, readers see that the story revolves around several complex characters who must endure indescribable pain and suffering in their quest for love. The Earnshaw family decides to make Heathcliff who is the primary…show more content…
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same” (63). Catherine does not want to marry Heathcliff because it would degrade he and hurt her social status even know she loves him. Catherine really loves Heathcliff a just doesn’t want to marry him because of his social status. In essence his social status is bad because of Hindley. When Heathcliff becomes rich he starts to make his revenge on Hindley and helped drive him to his death. Bell states that “When Heathcliff requires his fortune he uses the power that it affords to avenge himself against Hindley, whom easily corrupts and destroys” (Bell). This was the beginning of his revenge. Catherine also started to be mean to Heathcliff after they have grown up and treated him badly. John Beversluis states that, “The Catherine Heathcliff relationship has traditionally been defined in terms of reciprocal love, a love not mearely sexual or romantic, but metaphysical in character”(Beverslius).Catherine wanted to marry Edgar Linton other than Heathcliff. Catherine started out loving Heathcliff more than herself. She wanted to marry Heathcliff. Catherine is in love with him, “My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath--a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind--not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being”(64). Catherine really
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