Cathy And Heathcliff In Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

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How does Emily Brontë introduce and develop the character of Cathy and Heathcliff in Chapter 1-16 of Wuthering Heights?

Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff are 2 main characters in Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights” who remain relevant throughout the book, leaving lasting impressions. Both characters are around the same age and grow up together, developing strong personalities that clash and complement each other.

Readers are first introduced to Heathcliff through the eyes of Mr. Lockwood, whose point of view the story is in. When Mr. Lockwood first arrives at Wuthering Heights to announce his arrival to his landlord, Heathcliff, he is received by a cold, grumpy man, whose physical features are vividly and harshly described in the first paragraph and later continues by softening his personality as Nelly Dean begins to satisfy Lockwood’s curiosity about Heathcliff’s vicious character and when she describes how he came into the Earnshaw family: he was a homeless child who is brought to Wuthering Heights at a very young age by Mr Earnshaw to be raised as a gentleman like Mr Earnshaw’s biological son Hindley, who bullies Heathcliff throughout his childhood as a form of petty revenge for the love and attention Mr Earnshaw gave Heathcliff, Heathcliff goes from a starved, homeless child to a victim. Catherine, unlike Heathcliff, is not promptly introduced to the readers but after meeting her daughter, nephew, best friend and maid, she is finally mentioned as part of Heathcliff’s

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