Byronism in Wuthering Heights

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte The focus of this paper is to discuss the romantic elements as well as the character of Heathcliff being a Byronic hero in Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. The major characteristics of Romanticism that can be taken from the reading of Wuthering Heights are the use of love of nature, passion and love, identity and the supernatural or possibility of. Nature plays a large role in the romanticism of Wuthering Heights. There is a clash of the elements throughout the novel in the form of storm(s) and calm both physically and between characters. The striving for transcendence. 
It is not just love that Catherine and Heathcliff seek but a higher, spiritual existence which is permanent and unchanging, as Catherine makes clear when she compares her love for Linton to the seasons and her love for Heathcliff to the rocks. The dying Catherine looks forward to achieving this state through death. Clash of elemental forces. 
The universe is made up of two opposite forces, storm and calm. Wuthering Heights and the Earnshaws express the storm; Thrushcross Grange and the Lintons, the calm. Catherine and Heathcliff are elemental creatures of the storm. Love and passion define not only romanticism but also Wuthering Heights. These forces that drive people to behave or feel a certain way are not associated with the positive when dealing with the romantics. Pain and suffering also go along with love and passion. Catherine, Heathcliff and Hindley are very passion driven. Romantic love has several forms in Wuthering Heights but the relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine expresses itself and romanticism the most. Their love expresses the longing to be whole, to give oneself completely yo another and to be loved like they do for an eternity. As many romantics believe, they are soulamtes. Their love and passion draws them
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