Wuthering Heights Heathcliff Abuse Quotes

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The title of you book is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. The book was about the love affairs of Heathcliff and his sister Catherine. In this essay I will be taking a deeper look into one of the characters in the book and what they deal with during the novel. That character will is name Isabella. Isabella is married to Heathcliff during her time at Wuthering Heights.

Throughout the novel Isabelle deals with abuse from her husband, being bullied has a child and being imprisoned in Wuthering Heights which leads to her depression. In a article written about abuse the other said “In almost every case of significant adult depression, some form of abuse was experienced, either physical, sexual, emotional or, often, a combination.” (McGrath). Most of Isabella 's abuse was done threw the element of fear, “He snatched an dinner knife from the table, and flung it at my head” (Bronte 174) during this part of Isabella’s life she is “happily” married to Heathcliff, but Heathcliff is only married to Isabella for her wealth and that 's why he abuses her constantly. Isabella is depressed during most of the book because of her abusive marriage.

During the book Wuthering Heights their is an chapter that is a letter written by Isabella and how her time at Wuthering Heights is. “ Is Heathcliff a man? If so, is he mad? And if not, is he an devil?... I beseech you to explain, if you can, what I have married.” (Bronte 100). In
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That comes as no surprise because the author Emily Bronte dealt with a little bit of depression . In a biography about Bronte it states that she dealt with a lot of death in her family. “Brontë 's mother died of cancer; her death came nearly nine months after the birth of her sister, Anne.” (Biography.com). Her mom wasn 't the only one of her family members who died. Throughout her life her sisters Elizabeth and Maria became seriously ill and died later that
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