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).
Transitive Deterioration Throughout Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, the intense suffering of Hindley, Catherine, and Heathcliff not only causes their individual deterioration, but sets the stage for the younger generation to follow. Hindley’s self deterioration is started by his intimidation of Heathcliff, and evolves to the point of his demise. Hindley truly never accepts Heathcliff as a member of the Earnshaw family. From the moment that Heathcliff enters Wuthering Heights, Hindley causes Heathcliff pain and suffering through demeaning and oppressing him. Hindley verbally abuses Heathcliff, and differentiates Heathcliff from himself and Catherine.
His time with her lets him see his own self-image of a “catcher in the rye.” By, Holden has been able to change and will be able to change even more in the future. Phoebe was Holden’s push in the right direction. By directly asking, “name one thing [that you like]” (220), she is forcing him to think about changing his ways. While just thinking about change may not seem like a lot, it’s a lot more than he’s done already. While Spencer, Antolini, and Phoebe all give him virtually the same advice, he only listens to Phoebe.
Heathcliff’s callous mindset expressing “ I can sympathize with all his feelings.I know what he suffers... it is merely the beginning of what he shall suffer,” (117-120), reflects his malevolent attitude towards ruining the lives of young Cathy, Linton, Hareton, and Edgar. Due to copious injustices suffered throughout his life, impenitent Heathcliff’s desire in hurting the children reflects itself through Bronte’s implementation of imagery, pathos, metaphors, irony, and similes. Bronte’s use of imagery allows readers to visualize Heathcliff’s vile grimace plastered on his countenance. The grimace directed towards Cathy resulted, as Bronte explained, “... from his deep aversion to both the proposed visitors” (9-10). After Nelly and Cathy, the proposed visitors, arrive at Wuthering Heights, the imagery created through seeing the grimace on Heathcliff’s face allows the reader to understand his loathing towards Cathy; his fake smile towards Cathy symbolizes the fake intentions for inviting Cathy to visit.
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!
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.
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
Mr. Heathcliff is perceived as a strange, grim man in the novel, whereas Mr. Lockwood seems to be more “normal”. Bronte uses a mix of the two characters personalities to create an eerie, dark tone. (Bronte, E.
Paragraph 1 When one reads the novel, the first character to be associated with revenge, despite the fact that it is appearing among all characters, is Heathcliff. Heathcliff is an orphan who is brought to Wuthering Heights by Mr. Earnshaw. He is a powerful, dark, brutal and cruel man and is frequently referred to as being evil.
After he comes back, he is a wealthy. He also upgrades his class to get marry with Catherine. He wants to be as rich as Edgar Linton is and destroys the class distinction between them. Furthermore, this class distinction that Heathcliff tries to destroy is quite visible. Even the names of their homes reveals this.