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How Heathcliff is represented in Chapters 13 & 14 in the book Wuthering Heights.

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How Heathcliff is represented in Chapters 13 & 14 in the book Wuthering Heights Heathcliffs character until chapters thirteen and fourteen in the text has been described and portrayed as quite a normal person but also is very deep and has a lot of emotions and feelings deep down, this I think reflects about the disturbed upbringing he had. Part of his upbringing was of people rejecting him for what he was, for example towards the beginning of the novel Catherine comments about Hindley Earnshaw "Hindley calls him a vagabond, and won't let him sit with us, or eat with us any more, he and I must not play together, ...he threatens that he will turn him out if we break his orders" Having these sort of people around you when you are growing up it is almost certain that this will have some effect as to the outcome of Heathcliff when he is an adult, but sop far he seems to be keeping himself to himself. Even so in the novel to isn't until we start to read chapters thirteen that Heathcliffs starts to open up a bit and reveal his true colours to the reader, as if he wants to let go of some of that hatred. ...read more.

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This could conclude into to things either he doesn't like his chosen wife and just doesn't want her in the same bedroom as himself or that he has something in the bedroom that he doesn't want Isabella to see. Whichever conclusion for his actions we can draw it is clear that he isn't that nicer person to let his wife, not even for one night, sleep in the same room as him. Reading on through the text it is becoming apparent that the proprietor, Mr Hindley Earnshaw has a vendetta against Heathcliff this comes to light when he tells Isabella. "..I cannot resist going upstairs with this every night (a gun), and trying his door. If I once find it open, he's done for...when the time comes, not all the angels in heaven shall save him!". There must be a very dark secret for someone to feel that much hatred for one person. It seems that there isn't much of a reason that I can pick out from the text, the reason that may provoke the feelings of Mr Earnshaw is that he refers to 'I will have it back: and I'll have his gold: and then his blood...", These are some very strong emotions that one person can have for another without a ...read more.

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We have experienced him as being uncertain as to where to reside and his unpredictability, how he has a sense of authority over inhabitants of the Heights but having to deal with Hindley. Later on we see how reluctant he is to share with his wife and how two faced he can be. As I was gathering my evidence to produce the essay I can see a clear link that is common within all of the representations I have included in my essay. The link is that all of the evidence could have had something to do with the upbringing that he received. If we take the 'wanting authority' this can be linked to when he was being brought up, Hindley had the say as to who did what and who could play with Heathcliff and it is as if Heathcliff wants to have some power as he has just been pushed around from person to person during his upbringing. The incident with the bedroom key could have something to do with him not being able to trust anyone as again when he was being brought up he didn't have one person that he could trust and that would be there for him so Heathcliff is finding it hard to let someone new into his life. Matt Francis 10E ...read more.

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