Wuthering Heights


Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte was born in Thorton, Yorkshire, in 1918. Wuthering Heights was Bronte\'s only book;
however, she died in 1848 and never knew of the book\'s success. It is said by many to be the
finest novel in the English language. Just before she dies, Catherine Earnshaw gives birht to a beautiful
baby girl named Cathy. After Catherine married Edgar, heathcliff becomes jealous and marries
Edgar\'s sister, Isabella. Isabella then gives birth to Heathcliff\'s son Linton. Wuthering Heights, by Wmily Bronte, is a novel
full of contrast between Catherine and Cathy and Heathcliff and Linton.

While Cathy is growing up, the reader begins t see the contrast between cathy and her mother.
Catherine is a typical Earnshaw, having dark hair, and dark eyes. While her daughter\'s characteristics
are the exact opposite. Cathy has blonde hair, fair skin, and irrestibly brilliant eyes.

Catherine and Cathy is emotional aspects also contrast a great deal. Young Cathy\'s emotions
are calm, while her mother\'s rage, and are as unpredictable as a storm. Catherine\'s emotions
are so passionate that she is unable to control them. To the point of causing her own death. Before
she dies, she says that she wants both Heathcliff and Edgar to suffer-Edgar, because he never
understood heraffection for Heathcliff; and Heathcliff, because he never understood why she
married Edgar. Cathy has a mind of her own and some of Catherine\'s willfullness. She is also
capable of great sympathy towards Linton, whom she marries and finally Hareton Earnshaw.

Heathcliff is a strange mix-ture of the refined and incouth; slovently, yet dresses and acts like a g
gentleman. While being dark with the look of a gypsy, he is quite handsome. His son, linton
resembles his mother, Isabella, as he is blonde, pretty, feeble, adn effeminate. It is ironic thtat
Heathcliff\'s son should be so weak and sickly that he dies at the age of seventeen.

Although Heathcliff is his father, Linton displays none of Heathcliff\'s characteristics. Heathcliff
is a character full of brutality. Heathcliff shows this brutality on several occasions. The most
graphic occasion is after Catherine\'s funeral, when Hindley threatens him with a knife. This
confrontation ends up with Heathcliff kicking and pounding Hindley\'s head into the floor. Linton
has his father\'s capability for violent temper, but not phsical strength. Linton shows his each
of phyiscal strength when Hareton throws him and Catherine out of the room. Linton becomes
furious saying he would kill Hareton. This brought on a coughing fit in which blood gushed from
Linton\'s mouth, causing him to fall to the floor.

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