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How does Emily Bront Portray Catherine Earnshaw's character? Why do you think Cathy is presented in this way?

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How does Emily Bront� Portray Catherine Earnshaw's character? Why do you think Cathy is presented in this way? Emily Bront� shows that Cathy has to be two people. Cathy has to love Edgar Linton but also Heathcliff they have very different personalities. Edgar is a rich and polite gentleman, Heathcliff is an outcast and he is an orphan. Emily Bront� shows Cathy in this way because women in 1845 had to marry a man for his money not for his love. Cathy's farther went to Liverpool on a trip and when he returned he had a small child with him, the small child was living on the streets so he brought him home and he called him Heathcliff. When Cathy and Heathcliff were young they were rebels, they didn't do what they were told and used to go on the Moors. ...read more.


Cathy was cut badly on the ankle. When Cathy returned to Wuthering Heights she is really posh and a lot different. While Cathy was at Thrushcross Grange she met Edgar, Edgar loved Cathy. Cathy returned to Wuthering Heights and as she descended from her horse she was wearing a beautiful white dress: 'Why Cathy, you are quite a beautiful'. Cathy looked like a proper woman. To Heathcliff's surprise Cathy was making fun of his clothes. This shows Cathy's other character, her posh side. Cathy had a conversation with Nelly and says that she loves Edgar for his money and everything around him but she loves Heathcliff for who he is: 'My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods, time will change it... My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rock beneath: a source of little visible delight but necessary. ...read more.


While he was away Edgar and Cathy got married. Heathcliff bought Wuthering Heights off Hindley. He visited Thrushcross Grange. Cathy opens the door to him and gives him a hug. Then they both go inside and Heathcliff tells Cathy and Edgar about his travels, on the second occasion she dies, after Heathcliff and Edgar quarrel in the kitchen. This puts pressure on Cathy, as she loves both men. 'I began to defend myself, thinking it too bad to be blamed for another's wicked waywardness'. This was before the first punch was thrown. When Cathy was on her deathbed and Heathcliff came to visit her they had an argument and she blamed Heathcliff for her death: 'If you loved me then why did you leave me?' My conclusion is that Emily Bront� showed Cathy having two personalities because women in 1845 had to marry for money, not for love and that she could not stand the pressure of trying to be both characters; a rebel and a lady. Peter Hannan 10AD 2 ...read more.

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