Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

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Have you ever read a book where you have a hard time keeping track of characters and events and the order of the book? Well than you must have come across this gothic novel called “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte. She combines more than one element of a gothic novel and that is craziness, obsession and villain heroes. The novel is formed around the two similar love stories of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff and the young Catherine Linton and Hareton Earnshaw. The motif of this book is full of doubles and repetitions; it has two protagonists as mentions earlier, Catherine and Heathcliff, two narrators, Mr. Lockwood and Nelly, and two houses, Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. In spite of all this, Emily Bronte wasn’t just…show more content…
This same symbol reappears when Cathy is a child and attacks Hareton saying, “ I gave him a cut with my whip.” Also there is another moment in the novel that almost mirrors one another. After Catherine corners Edgar, she urges him to return when he leaves saying, “You shall not leave me in that temper.” And later, when Cathy pushes Linton and then apologizes, she furiously says, “Don’t let me go home thinking I’ve done you harm!”Through these moments, this directly echoes’s each other. Cathy is basically repeating the life of Catherine. Both the scenarios and characterization give away to the interpretation that Catherine and Cathy are indeed doubles of one another. Upon reading the novel it seems like Hareton is also a mirror of Heathcliff, however, as the novel proceeds, Hareton turns out to be rather different from Heathcliff. Hareton is bad tempered, uncivilized and brutal. It seems as though Heathcliff's had proven his own theory "That one tree would grow as crooked as another with the same wind to twist it." Heathcliff raises Hareton like his own thus he would be more like him. Even though Healthcliff don’t have feelings toward Hareton, but we can say he sees something of himself in the character. Both characters were raised from a bad position and are insulted as child. Heathcliff is bullied by Hindly, who calls him an “ imp of Satan,” whereas it is Linton who taunts Hareton, who refers to him as the “devil.” The demonic imagery used to describe

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