Heathcliff gains his wealth through Hindley as justice for the years of abuse and neglect Heathcliff endured from him. Heathcliff knew that Catherine was a witness to the mistreatment, therefore he targeted Hindley to make sure his triumph known to Catherine. Catherine’s actions towards Heathcliff’s behavior damaged him, and “...he grew bitter with brooding over these injuries.” (Brontë 55). The psychotic, emotional, and damaging love plot in Wuthering Heights serves as a perfect example in why we should choose healthy motivations. Motivations should not damage the mind, weaken the soul, break the heart, or push a person to go to limits one cannot even begin to fathom.
Emily Brontë 's Wuthering Heights features a character hyper-focused on retaliating against everyone who has ever wronged him. Stuck in a vicious cycle oriented around vengeance, Heathcliff perpetuates his own suffering by inflicting his woes upon his targets, especially Hareton. Incapable of letting his late brother 's past transgressions go, Heathcliff remains steadfast in his mindset to make Hindley suffer. However, as his brother is no longer alive, he settles for vitiating Hareton, taking great pleasure as he does so. Due to the atrocities Heathcliff experienced at the hands of Hindley, he feels the need to punish his nephew in retaliation for the offences of the boy 's father.Consequently, Heathcliff follows in Hindley 's footsteps, further
His selfishness however, isn 't fueled by self-love but rather his ability to passionately hate those who cross him and his strong desire for revenge. Heathcliff has the capacity to love, in fact he loves Catherine more than anything else, but her betrayal and his rough childhood destroyed what little hope he had of becoming a good, honest human. After Catherine and Edgar 's marriage, Heathcliff is hurt and bitter. In order to get back at them, Heathcliff decides to pursue Edgar 's little sister Isabella. He is able to easily convince Isabella to marry him, but he really sees her as nothing more than a tool he can use to upset Catherine and Edgar.
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
While all the retaliations in the English Literature were seen in favour of the one who retaliated, Heathcliff’s retaliation was regarded as a villainous act. Heathcliff was portrayed as a gypsy and I assume that the kind of racism in the novel against Heathcliff would be a primary reason why he was projected as a villain. It was Hindley who sowed the seeds of hatred and vengeance in the mind of Heathcliff. He tortured him and created space where Heathcliff would be tortured. When Mr. Earnshaw sent his son out of town for studies, everyone might have felt a sigh of relief, expecting Hindley to change his attitude towards Heathcliff after his
Both are shown as quite adventurous, rebellious, and fun-loving individual. Undoubtedly, both were emotionally weak, with carefree attitude and prone to apathy in their tender age. As a result grew up in an environment of deprivation and hatred thus developing a sense of extreme wrath toward wrong doers. It was their firm determination to teach a lesson to culprits that they worked hard in respective direction so as to attain their ultimate goal-revenge. Heathcliff who was an orphan with almost no education escaped from Heights and later emerged with lot of wealth and controlled the life of almost all individual’s there thus devastating them.
All through their short marriage, Heathcliff rebuffs Isabella set up of Edgar, who he accepts has caused Catherine's diseases. His fundamental drive is his desire for Catherine and his aching for vindication. His pitiless treatment of Isabella drove her to inevitably abandon him and go to London, where she brought forth his child, Linton, and kicks the bucket. At the season of his introduction to the world, Heathcliff had no enthusiasm for recovering his child until twelve years after the fact. Upon his landing in Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff likewise begins to treat him horribly through disregard since he is fragile and powerless.
Heathcliff and Catherine have long been identified as inhuman, as a much quoted comment by Dante Gabriel Rossetti shows: “The action is laid in Hell – only it seems places and people have English names there” (qtd. in Krishnan 4). If one is willing to accept that Catherine's ghost haunts Heathcliff after her death, defining this ghost as a vampiric entity is anything but absurd, as long as one does not equal 'vampire' with Dracula as described in the first chapter. An impartial reading reveals a great number of similarities between the depiction of Catherine and Heathcliff and common vampire tropes. Wuthering Heights shares a type of anti-hero with the first vampire narrative, an archetype which was later imitated by the most influential vampire novels in history.
For Heathcliff to leave Wuthering Heights and later return a changed powerful cruel man and Catherine to marry Edgar even though her heart belongs to another. Greed and money mattered more than mentality during this time period and still transcends towards
They did not allow time to affect their bond resulting in their childish and unrealistic desires. Catherine denies the fact that she has changed. Her childish love is reflected through her desires to be young again. She wishes to be young in order to be with Heathcliff. Heathcliff and Catherine 's similar perceptions and desire to be together create a notion that they both have a half to one soul that tries desperately to unite.