Heathcliff And Catherine Relationship Analysis

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How does Brontë use the setting to symbolize Heathcliff and Catherine’s relationship? In the novel, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, two of the many protagonists: Heathcliff and Catherine had a quite interesting relationship. Brontë’s use of the different settings and the descriptions of the natural surrounding symbolize that their relationship can be perceived in numerous ways. Heathcliff was brought into the Earnshaw family by Mr Earnshaw after his trip to Liverpool. Because Heathcliff’s skin had a darker shade, Mr Earnshaw’s children, Hindley and Catherine, had very different perspectives about Heathcliff. Hindley despised Heathcliff whereas Heathcliff and Catherine became exceptionally good friends. Firstly, the phrase: “atmospheric…show more content…
It contains mixed emotions for example: at one point of the novel Catherine likes Heathcliff and Heathcliff likes Catherine, however later in the novel their emotions change, Catherine begs Heathcliff to forgive her because she betrayed him by marrying Edgar, and Heathcliff is refusing to forgive saying that she has hurt him. This change of emotion causes it to be bitter. The phrase “whirl of wind” suggests that the pain Catherine caused to Heathcliff is constant and will not…show more content…
The word “cold,” suggests that the betrayal “cold” or unfriendly actions against one another. The word “reflection,” suggests that whatever damage is done by one to another, the same is done to them by the other person. For example, Catherine betraying Heathcliff by refusing to marry him because she said that “it would degrade me to marry Heathcliff,” (Bronte 81), thus causing Heathcliff to run away and seek a fortune; when Heathcliff returned, he expressed to Catherine that she had hurt him, and hence Catherine feeling guilty for the state that she has put Heathcliff
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