Wuthering Heights Essay

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Wuthering Heights Kasey Adams Mrs. O English 4 Wuthering Heights Revenge is a very noticeable theme is Emily Bronte’s book Wuthering Heights. As the novel keeps on going and the plot keeps on going, it is very noticeable to see all of Heathcliff’s actions to bring down or hurt the Earnshaw and Linton family, and whatever he sees Heathcliff makes sure he takes it. However during Heathcliff’s hostile act against the other families, he becomes very depressed and grim way more despairing than Hindley ever did. In Emily Bronte’s outstanding book Wuthering Heights, what is Bronte’ saying about revenge or getting back at the other families? Could it be that Heathcliff’s revenge and hate hastened his death? In Wuthering Heights, revenge can be seen through the actions of many characters but it is seen more significantly through the actions of our main protagonist, Heathcliff. Maybe one of the darkest character in a lot of English literature, Heathcliff is indisputably brutal, cruel, malicious and outright ruthless. From the onset of his arrival at Wuthering Heights he begins to show spitefulness as he is seen blackmailing his older brother Hindley, into giving him his desired horse. Also the description given of Heathcliff as a child describes him with dark features which could indicate what his character will develop later on in the book. Yet despite the ghastly qualities of Heathcliff, it can be seen that his great strength of character earns him some decency in the eyes of the reader thus making him the hero and villain of Wuthering heights. Heathcliff begins his plot for revenge from the beginning of the novel. This is due to the mistreatment he endured at Wuthering Heights from his older brother, Hindley. The moment Heathcliff came to Wuthering Heights Hindley began to loathe him because he was jealous because of the attention Mr. Earnshaw bestowed

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