Narcissism In Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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Debra Crown once wrote that, “Arrogance is an illusion of superiority one perpetrates upon their self. Some may ultimately find their way through the illusion, but only after many losses.” One flaw that is seen throughout literature is narcissism, which is a personality disorder in which one views themselves superior to the reality in which they live. Within her book, Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte constructs the personality of a narcissist through the characters Heathcliff and Edgar Linton, which guide their choices that in time will leads to their own destruction and loss of mortality. Narcissism is a medical diagnosis in which one is too preoccupied in an alternative world to see the reality around themselves (Campbell). People with a narcissistic personality disorder believe that “they are superior, special, or unique and expect others to recognize them as such” (Narcissistic Personality). They tend to feel like they can only associate with people who are special and superior like themselves (Campbell). Individuals with narcissism believe that their needs are special and should come before the needs of others around them (Narcissistic Personality). There are two main types of narcissistic personalities that are evident within Wuthering Heights⏤compensatory narcissism and elitist narcissist. Everyone is a sense is a narcissist, but those who struggle to control it and take ownership of it are the one who struggle the most. The most evident type of narcissism

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