Heathcliff Transformation In Wuthering Heights

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son Linton . Isabella expresses Heathcliff’s transformation in a letter to Nelly Dean “ I assure you, a tiger, or a venomous serpent could not rouse terror in me equal to that which he wakens ... I hate him - I am wretched - I have been a fool ” (W.H., p.125). Emily presents through the character of Isabella the tragedy of the innocent and naive girl who is oppressed by the gothic villain in gothic novels. 42 Heathcliff’s revenge transformed into obsession; it is even transcended to the next generation. When Hindley dies, Heathcliff treats his son Hareton very badly and prevents him from continuing his education and uses all means to belittle and degrade him. When Hareton was a little boy he raises him on to a table and mumble with peculiar…show more content…
What makes the novel interesting is that it is narrated to us by a narrator who witnesses the whole events and knows all the secrets. Lockwood’s role is very important, he stands as a reader within the novel, symbolizes the external reader who wants to discover the secrets of Wuthering Heights. When Lockwood’s arrives to the house, there is no replay for his knocks on the door, then he shouts, “I don’t care—I will get in!” (W.H., P.8). Lockwood determination to inter the house reflects the determination of many readers and critics to read Wuthering Heights and discover its mystery. The readers are just like Mr. Lockwood curious and enthusiastic to reveal the mystery. There are hints here and there in the first chapters which arouse suspicion in Mr. Lockwood towards Wuthering Heights and its inhabitance. So, as many gothic novel it starts with a secret from the past.44 Emily does not only narrate gothic events but she powerfully uses her descriptive ability in expressing emotions, characters, and the simplest details. For instance, when Heathcliff visits Catherine on her death bed, Nelly gives an odd, fearful description the
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