Characterism In The Great Gatsby And Wuthering Heights

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte are two classic novels. The Great Gatsby is one of the important classics in American literature, which reflects of the social life of people living in New York in the twenties, while Wuthering Height is a remarkable classic novel of European literature that set in the countryside of northern England. Love and wealth are the two major themes for the both of them. In the novel, Catherine is protagonist woman character of Wuthering Heights who has wanted to have a new life and she thinks wealth can help her to achieve this goal. For this reason, she marries Edgar Linton the antagonist man character of Wuthering Heights who can provide Catherine with wealth and the new life she wants. In this way Heathcliff is major male character of this classic novel, he falls in love Catherine but she is married to the other man. He is embodiment of Byronic hero that has all negative personalities. He is devilish and revengeful lover at the same time he is passionate lover. In brief, it tells us tragic love story by Bronte. In the Great Gatsby, the main idea is that someone can gain happiness through wealth and power. Jay Gatsby is the main…show more content…
In fact, Gatsby and Heathcliff have no similar or same characteristic properties. Heathcliff is a much more complex character than Jay Gatsby, surely. Heathcliff is Byronic hero that first developed by English romantic poet Lord Byron. He is ruthless, obsessive, revengeful and devilish, moreover it’s mentioned in the letter by Isabella to Ellen “ 'Is Mr. Heathcliff a man? If so, is he mad? And if not, he is a devil?” (Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte, p200). His character’s negative is underlined by her. Unlike Heathcliff, Gatsby is reserved, romantic, charming, gracious. Another difference between the characters is that Gatsby is eponymous what he gives his name to the text. But Heathcliff, in spite of being the major character in 'Wuthering Heights ',
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