Destructive Love In Macbeth, Wuthering Heights, And My Last Duchess

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In Macbeth, Wuthering Heights, and My Last Duchess, the writers present themes of destructive love between the lovers through the desires of female characters. Therefore in this research paper there will be evidence explaining how destructive love is shown through emotional abuse, mind games, and physical abuse from the female characters towards the males. In the imaginative writings what do the women do to emotionally defile their men? “Nor time, nor place, did then adhere, and yet you would make both: they have made themselves, and that their fitness now does unmake you.”(Macbeth 1.7.51-54) In that statement made by Lady Macbeth, it shows one of the ways she is emotionally damaging her husband. Another example is “I have given suck, and you know how tender ‘tis to love the babe that milks me; I would, while it was smiling in my face, have pluck’d nipple from his boneless gums, and dash’d the brains out.”(Macbeth 1.7.54-58) in which Lady Macbeth emotionally ruins him by talking about physically harming their baby boy. In Wuthering Heights, Catherine messes with Heathcliff and Edgar emotionally. She claimed to love both of them, but in all reality her heart belonged to Heathcliff. Catherine cared more about her image to the social position so she married Edgar. Catherine said “It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him: and that, not because he’s handsome, Nelly, But because he’s more myself than I am”(Bronte 99). Heathcliff knows
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