Comparing Hate In A Christmas Carol And Wuthering Heights

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The Role of Love and Hate in A Christmas Carol and Wuthering Heights In A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, and Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë, love and hate are two of the key driving forces behind these two stories. These concepts are demonstrated in these novels by love in the form of an inability of people to love who they truly care about the most (along with possibly misplaced love), hate in the form of strong hatred and disgust between characters, and the passing on of hate in families in the form of abuse/indifference. These concepts helped shape the plot of the stories by giving the audience a deeper insight into the relationships between the characters and a better understanding of why situations played out the way they …show more content…

Specifically, this means that, in both stories, there were relationships where a certain character truly loved another character, but for some reason, the character eventually moves on from that person and onto someone they do not love as much. In each of these stories, the relationships ended by the women’s word due to their perception of an impractical relationship with the man: in A Christmas Carol, Belle cut herself off from Scrooge due to his changed person and values; in Wuthering Heights, the relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine was broken off when she married Edgar Linton due to her perceived incompatibility with Heathcliff for certain reasons, detailed next (C33-37, W86-94). In A Christmas Carol, Scrooge and Belle became engaged due to their deep love for one another and the people they were (C33-34). For Belle specifically, she loved Scrooge for the boy he was when they were both young and poor because they were both connected through their poverty and made promises to one another that they would live through love and patiently wait for the day to come when they would escape poverty (C33-34). Scrooge ended up absorbed in the life of money, and in general, according to Belle, gain [for more], which lead to Belle’s feeling of being in second on Scrooge’s priorities, and second in love, behind his obsession of money; because of Scrooge’s flaws, Belle

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