This evolvement of the character and the fact that he is merely described by three narrators and never makes a clear statement of his own makes him one of the most fascinating characters in literature. This is all fairly vague in comparison to the much stronger statement:
The Character of Heathcliff Heathcliff is introduced in Nelly's narration as a seven year old Liverpool foundling probably an Irish famine immigrant brought back to Wuthering Heights by Mr. His story, in the words of Nelly, is "a cuckoo's story", Heathcliff is the usurper. His presence in Wuthering Heights overthrows the prevailing habits of the Earnshaw family, members of the family soon become involved in turmoil and fighting and family relationships become spiteful and hateful.
Even on his first night, he is the reason Mr. Earnshaw breaks the toys he had bought for his children. Nelly recorded "From the very beginning he bred bad feelings in the house". Heathcliff usurps the affections of Mr. Earnshaw to the exclusion of young Hindley-: Such is the extent of Heathcliff's usurpation, that Hindley is sent off to boarding school.
As an adult, Heathcliff repeats the process, as he usurps the affections of Hareton and takes pride in the fact that he would be defended by the son in a fight with the father. Ultimately, Heathcliff parallels the cuckoo in taking over ownership of the Heights, thereby dispossessing the rightful heir, Hareton.
Heathcliff destroys the natural familial emotional bonds which previously existed in the Earnshaw household.
His presence results in a polarisation within the family, at first Mr. Earnshaw and the Catherine become his allies, whereas Hindley becomes his enemy. The role of the usurper leads to Heathcliff's suffering at the hands of Hindley and it is the treatment neated out by Hindley to Heathcliff after the death of Mr.
Earnshaw, that arouses in Heathcliff a deep and abiding hatred and an all consuming passion for revenge. Heathcliff never forgot an injury inflicted on him during childhood and on his return to Wuthering Heights, after a three year absence, the impulse to revenge himself on all those he regards as having wronged him becomes his overpowering passion.
He ruins Hindley by encouraging his excessive drinking and gambling and with him aside he then turns his attention to Hareton-: His revenge is also directed towards Edgar Linton, whom he sees as having stolen Catherine from him.
He devises a series of schemes to wrest the ownership of the Grange from the Linton family and secure it for himself. He marries Isabella to "gain a foothold in the Grange" and to reek revenge on Edgar-: He forces the marriage between his son Linton and Cathy to secure the ownership of the Grange, his revenge on Edgar is complete, he having lost his sister, wife daughter, estate and in the final analysis, the closest companionship of Catherine in death.
Heathcliff's role as an avenger is helped by his intelligence and understanding, not just of his own motivations, but of the motivations of others. He recognises the source of Isabella's infatuation that-: He also capitalises on Linton's poor health by inviting the pity of Cathy so that her affection and sympathy would facilitate a marriage that would leave he, Heathcliff, as master of the Grange.
As Heathcliff seeks his revenge, he becomes fiendish and is constantly associated with diabolical feelings, images and actions. The use of the imagery reinforces the inhuman aspect of Heathcliff.
He regrets saving the infant Hareton. Nelly recalled that his face bore the greatest pain at he being the instrument that thwarted his own revenge. He takes perverse pleasure in the fact that Hareton was born with a sensitive nature which Heathcliff has corrupted and degraded. Heathcliff's pleasure at this corruption is increased by the fact that-: Heathcliff's cruelty is also evident when he hangs Isabella's dog despite her protestations.
His attitude is devoid of fatherly feeling. He sees him only as a pawn in his revenge and his main consideration lies in calculating whether Linton lives long enough to have married Catherine so having acquired Thrushcross Grange-: Heathcliff a man - is he the devil? At no point in the novel can we doubt Heathcliff's eternal faithfulness to Catherine.
His love survives her rejection of him-: Heathcliff" and despite her marriage to Edgar, Heathcliff's love for her continues undaunted. Heathcliff suffers much emotional rejection, but at no point does he waiver in his loyalty to her-: He says to Catherine-: At times in the novel, Heathcliff is portrayed as a tormented spirit.
After the death of Catherine, Heathcliff's lust for love is gone. His existence is then focused totally on exacting revenge. As his death approaches, he confesses to Nelly the extent of Catherine's hold over him, though she's now been dead 18 years-:In short, although on your first read of the novel you more than likely are hoping for Gatsby to succeed in winning over Daisy, the novel would be much less powerful with a stereotypically happy ending.
Jay Gatsby is the title character of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, a novel about the American dream, old versus new money, and the effect of love - particularly Gatsby's love for Daisy - on life. From the beginning of the novel and most likely from the beginning of Heathcliff's life, he has suffered pain and rejection.
When Mr. Earnshaw brings him to Wuthering Heights, he . The most important feature of young Catherine and Hareton’s love story is that it involves growth and change. Early in the novel Hareton seems irredeemably brutal, savage, and illiterate, but over time he becomes a loyal friend to young Catherine and learns to read.
The Great Gatsby is not based on a true story, and there wasn’t a specific person in F.
Scott Fitzgerald’s life who inspired the character of Jay Gatsby. However, F. Scott Fitzgerald did live briefly on Long Island (which is the inspiration for East Egg and West Egg) and spent time with New York celebrities. Analysis: Chapters I–V The strange, deliberately confusing opening chapters of Wuthering Heights serve as Brontë’s introduction to the.
world of the novel and to the complex relationships among the characters, as well as to the peculiar style of narration through which the story will be told.