feature in gothic fictions which is the transgression. What makes Heathcliff a gothic villain is his wild, unreasonable passion. He transcends the normal limits of both revenge and love. Sometimes exaggeration is made for the sake of emphasis; however, exaggeration in Wuthering Heights is fearful because it is presented as something abnormal, something supernatural, something accurately described as obsession. Heathcliff’s love towards Catherine is supernatural, as well his intense desire for revenge is hysterical and transcends logical limits, and finally these two obsessions leads him to madness.
Heathcliff gaines wealth and connections and now is in a place of immense power. Hareton comes to live with Heathcliff and immediately serves as a whipping board for Heathcliff. This attitude shown by Heathcliff in the quote “he had the hypocrisy to represent a mourner: and previous to following with Hareton, he lifted the unfortunate child on to the table and muttered, with peculiar gusto, Now, my bonny lad, you are mine! And we 'll see if one tree won 't grow as crooked as another, with the same wind to twist it!" exemplifies the cycle of abuse in Wuthering Heights (Bronte 116).
The characters Catherine and Heathcliff, a Marxist perusing, take into account financial beliefs, concentrating on the relationship between classes, and the collaboration between rich and poor. This viewpoint sees Heathcliff as the working class, climbing over his oppressors in a gallant battle for a libertarian culture inside the microcosm of 'Wuthering Heights ', “in a society where the importance of inheritance and familial social status dictates the class system,’’(Critical study of Texts – “The richness of a text lies in its ability to lend itself to different readings” ) ‘’structure of ideas and values which related to the Bronte ' ambiguous situation within the class-system of their society.’’(Palgrave,
Catherine 's choice to wed Edgar so she will be "the best lady of the area" is just the most evident case. The Lintons are moderately firm in their nobility status yet regardless make careful arrangements to demonstrate this status through their practices. The Earnshaws, then again, lay on much shakier ground socially. They don 't have a carriage, they have less land, and their home, as Lockwood comments with extraordinary puzzlement, looks like that of a "simple, northern agriculturist" and not that of a man of his word. The moving way of economic wellbeing is shown most strikingly in Heathcliff 's direction from destitute waif to youthful man of his word by-appropriation to basic worker to man of honor once more (despite the fact that the status-cognizant Lockwood comments that Heathcliff is just a courteous fellow in "dress and
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
Wuthering Heights is full of complex, real characters that the reader becomes attached to despite their often negative actions. Emily Brontë uses the full presentation of Heathcliff to draw the reader’s sympathy despite despite his cruel, selfish nature by presenting his difficult childhood as an outcast and his inability to be with the woman he loves. Brontë begins by using one of the narrators, Lockwood, to describe Heathcliff as a closed off, rude loner who lives in a dark house in the middle of nowhere. Despite the initial description, Lockwood immediately takes a liking to Heathcliff, brightly describing them as the same sort of person who likes to be away from people. Lockwood has horrible first experiences at Wuthering Heights, getting chased by dogs, treated rudely or ignores, and having a terrifying encounter with a ghost.
Moreover, Heathcliff’s sadism manifests itself in his use of torture and imprisonment; classic Gothic features. He imprisons young Cathy at Wuthering Heights so as to torture emotionally Edgar Linton, who took Catherine away from him, but at the same time he equally tortures poor Cathy: “If papa thought I had left him, on purpose, and if he died before I returned, could I bear to live? I’ve over crying: but I’m going to kneel here, at your knee; and I’ll not get up, and I’ll not take my eyes from your face till you look back at me! No, don’t turn away! DO LOOK!
She married up with Edgar Linton even though she loves Heathcliff inwardly. She admits this situation to Nelly, their servant, and nurse in Wuthering Heights like this: “I’ve no more business to marry Edgar Linton than I have to be in heaven; and if the wicked man in there had not brought Heathcliff so low, I shouldn’t have thought of it. It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now” (Brontë 71). When Heathcliff hears this conversation he leaves Wuthering Heights and does not come back for three years. After he comes back, he is a wealthy.
Whereas Edgar is representative of Thrushcross Grange, it is no surprise then that turbulent Wuthering Heights is shown in Heathcliff. Finding inspiration from her life, Emily Brontë makes it easy to see that the setting reflects each character and she thoroughly uses the setting to develop them throughout Wuthering Heights. As one can see by her last name, Catherine “Cathy” Earnshaw Linton is often caught in between the Earnshaw residence, Wuthering Heights, and the Linton residence, Thrushcross Grange. This is due to the fact that Cathy spends a lot of time being confused and very much lost. Cleverly, Emily Brontë even connects Mr.Lockwood and her.
127 Revenge: Heathcliff is focused on getting revenge on Hindley for his mistreatment as a child, as well as getting revenge on Edgar for marrying Catherine and for looking down on him. “I’m trying to settle how I shall pay Hindley back. I don’t care how long I wait, if I can only do it at last. I hope he will not die before I do!” pg. 95 Passages: Page 254 Page 153 Symbols (2) Weather: The weather in Wuthering Heights often symbolizes the mood of the character, such as the storm when Heathcliff hears Catherine say she will marry and runs away, and Catherine stays out in the storm looking for him.