Catherine Earnshaw Essays

  • Catherine Earnshaw: Weak Or Manipulative?

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    Catherine Earnshaw: Weak or Manipulative Catherine’s selfishness is a tragic flaw and the source of all the pain and sufferings in Wuthering heights. The villain in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, to critics had always been Heathcliff or Ellen dean(Nelly) but nobody pays attention or rather ignores the fact that it is Catherine’s selfishness to have it all, which brings misery and misfortunes to everybody around her, and it is not limited to just Heathcliff, Edgar and Isabella but even the next

  • Catherine Earnshaw Character Analysis

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    particularly prominent in Bronte’s portrayal of Catherine Earnshaw as a victim and a victimizer. With such qualities, Catherine’s character was violently at odds with ideals of the Victorian womanhood. Namely, that a woman should be a passive angel in the house and a peace maker and that through her role, which was inseparable from their sex, women could achieve a transforming effect upon the world. Indeed, not major characteristics of Catherine Earnshaw. However, while being a victimizer, Catherine’s

  • Gone Girl Analytical Essay

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    The Destructiveness of One’s Struggle with Dignity from Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Characters from Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, share similar traits and demonstrate the concept of dignity of a person. Freudian and Jungian psychoanalytic theories lead the audience to a profound analysis of the characters in both novels. According to Sigmund Freud, the key to a healthy personality is a balance between the id, the ego, and the

  • Wuthering Heights Stereotypes

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    characters over others. In the beginning of the novel when Lockwood arrives at the Grange he meets Nelly. Nelly begins retelling the events from the years leading up to present day. She characterizes Catherine as stubborn and selfish because of the way Catherine had treated her in earlier years. Catherine hit and pinched Nelly, which lead to the bias of Catherine’s character from Nelly. Another case where Nelly demonstrates power is over Lockwood, the tenant staying at the Grange. At the end of the

  • Heathcliff Deterioration Analysis

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    Deterioration Throughout Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, the intense suffering of Hindley, Catherine, and Heathcliff not only causes their individual deterioration, but sets the stage for the younger generation to follow. Hindley’s self deterioration is started by his intimidation of Heathcliff, and evolves to the point of his demise. Hindley truly never accepts Heathcliff as a member of the Earnshaw family. From the moment that Heathcliff enters Wuthering Heights, Hindley causes Heathcliff pain

  • Social Norms In Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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    Catherine Linton, a character who does not fit the description of a proper lady, is often disruptive and wild, depicted as a woman who freely voiced her opinions, a trait not often associated with females during this time period. She defied social norms by befriending Heathcliff as well, she knows that it is socially unacceptable for her to be friends with a boy, who has no place in society, yet she is an independent thinker and becomes friends with him. As she grows older Catherine is often

  • Lady Macbeth's Sovereignty Over Man

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    A woman wants sovereignty over a man Women want sovereignty over men. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth has a very complex relationship. Lady Macbeth tries to take over Macbeth’s mind. Lady Macbeth attacks Macbeth mentally and emotionally. The relationship is unstable because of their lack of trust and Macbeth’s power over Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth says to Macbeth “Thou wouldst be great/ Art not without ambition.” Lady Macbeth basically was saying that if Macbeth doesn’t take control she will. Wuthering

  • How Does Heathcliff A Corrupt Society

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    falls in love with Catherine, a member of his new “family”; the love seems to be mutual, as their feelings for one another prove that they are close spiritually and emotionally. However, Catherine’s love for him is reprimanded by the corrupt society because he is viewed as a total outcast, possibly because of his race. But, because of Heathcliff’s social class and possible cultural background, he is continuously disrespected throughout the entire novel and his convoluted,

  • How Do Dogs Symbolize Violence

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    He was brought home by Mr. Earnshaw like a scared stray pup. Then in chapter three, described by Catherine, "Hindley hurried up from his paradise on the hearth, and seizing one of us by the collar, and the other by the arm, hurled us both into the back kitchen." Through out the novel we get several references to Heathcliff

  • Cask Of Amontillado Setting Analysis

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    The setting of a story can make one feel as though they are flying on a cloud or as if one is in the rain on a dreary day, the setting plays a huge role in a story for it gives you the surroundings and the time and place of when the story takes place and what is going on in a story. The settings for the Cask of Amontillado is a dreary one. So what makes this story a dark and eerie tale? This paper will the settings of the cask of Amontillado and how it has a dreary setting. While the Cask of Amontillado

  • A Rose For Emily Character Analysis

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    Emily Grierson is from the story "A Rose for Emily"and is the main character. In a story, you usually have a protagonist which is the hero or main character of the story and also an antagonist which is pretty much the bad guy. Well in "A Rose for Emily," she is both protagonist and antagonist. Emily is qualified to be the antagonist because she murdered Homer Barron. Murder is quite a big deal and would definitely go under as being the bad guy. She also feels superior to everyone so she sticks her

  • Heathcliff Vs Nelly Dean

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    beliefs of two unreliable narrators. Nelly Dean envies Catherine and feels mistreated by both her and Heathcliff. Mr. Lockwood arrives at Wuthering Heights after the drama regarding Catherine and Heathcliff occurred, thus missing out on key events only recounted to him by Nelly. Wuthering Heights can also be

  • Riders Of The Purple Sage Analysis

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    “Riders of the Purple Sage” (1996) is a drama/romance based on the book Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey. The film has a double romance plot involving Lassiter and Jane Withersteen and Bern Venters and Bess Oldring. Although there are two romantic plots, the movie foregrounds the romance between Lassiter and Jane, which is the focus of this paper. The film exemplifies the novel’s portrayal of the ambivalence of Lassiter and Jane through their romantic relationship, shown by the music and scenes

  • Personification In Hamlet

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    her lover’s actions. It showcases “Porphyria’s Lover” as being higher than a god, taunting the figure and demeaning them whilst he does what he pleases. Wuthering Heights shows death as manipulative, due to the way that Catherine is able to impact Heathcliff after her death. Catherine is cast into purgatory, raising the question of whether or not she is destined for a life of torment towards Heathcliff. Together, the way that death is personified creates a larger question of how, in society, any sort

  • Thanatopsis Compare And Contrast

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    Leaves rustling in the wind on a brisk fall day, the sun’s rays glistening the dew drops of a flower, and the heavy weight of snow on one’s rooftop after a chilly December night; these are all detailed and sensational descriptions of nature's most extreme conditions. Typically these detailed descriptions evoke a strong sense of emotion within the reader's mind, and provide a feeling of connection with nature. In the short story The Fall of the House of Usher by: Edgar Allen Poe, and in the poem

  • Power Of Words In Othello

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    Poisonous Ideas Often people underestimate the power of words. People use words every day, commonly throwing them around without intentions. However, when attempting to change someone's opinion or insult them, words convey meaning. Words can not physically hurt anyone, but they ingrain themselves in thoughts and emotions. In Othello by William Shakespeare, Iago uses his words to manipulate people based on their vulnerabilities. Throughout the play, Shakespeare uses poison, herbs, and medicine to

  • Comparing Love In Porphyria's Lover And My Last Duchess

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    Robert Browning rested during the Victorian age, such an age where love co-shadowed with confusion, religion and unrest. To the extent, Robert Browning is a poet of enthusiasm and love. Browning’s works portray the various thoughts of emotion, whether it is the simplicity of the spiritual love or the complexity of the thoughts and nature of love in Porphyria’s lover and in My Last Duchess. To portray a comparison between Porphyria’s lover and My Last Duchess it is important to perceive the common

  • Daisy's Idealism In The Great Gatsby

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    The tragic flaw that causes the hero’s fall is also a custom to the story of the tragic hero, this is known traditionally as a harmantia. Eddie Carbone’s harmantia lies in his denial to accept his incestuous attraction for his niece Catherine. Due to a suppression of his unnatural desire, Carbone now feels that he is justifiable in his struggle against Rodolpho. It may even be possible that Eddie has managed to convince himself that his objections to his niece’s marriage is purely innocent and is

  • The Great Gatsby And Winter Dreams

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    Characters in novels can have obsessions with people, the same as in the world readers live in today. Obsessions can ruin people 's lives and cloud their way of thinking. In the book, The Great Gatsby, the main, male character, Gatsby, is obsessed with a woman named Daisy Buchanan. In the passage Winter Dreams, Dexter, the main male character, is obsessed with a woman named Judy Jones. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote both of these novels/ passages with comparable themes. The Great Gatsby is a story about

  • What Does The Green Lantern Symbolize

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    “The Great Gatsby”, written by the eminent American novelist Francis, was honored as cornerstone of literature in Jazz Age. The story sets in the background of America society in twentieth century, describing about the depression of a rich man Gatsby, who constantly pursues “American Dream” in his life. The fiction consists of several themes such as idealism and modernism to underscore the social and economic injustice. What’s more important, the wide usage of symbolism is one of exemplary and remarkable