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What does the extract show us of the character Isabella Linton?

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Introduction

Laura Kennie Essay: Chapter 11 Extract page 96 to 100 Question 1 What does the extract show us of the character Isabella Linton? First of all, we know that Isabella is living at Thrushcross Grange and has been all her life. The only male companionship she has experienced is that of her father, Mr Linton and her brother, Edgar. So when she first sets her eyes on Heathcliff when he enters the house she falls instantly in love with him. "His new source of trouble sprang from the non-anticipated misfortune of Isabella Linton evincing a sudden and irresistible attraction towards the tolerable guest" Just like the house at Thrushcross Grange has been protected from the storms and seems untouched, Isabella has been protected from the storms of life. ...read more.

Middle

"She fretted and pined over something" The "something" she pines over is male companionship. Another reason she may desire a suitor is because Catherine has taken status as lady of the house. If it were not for Catherine having married Edgar then Isabella would have the highest status in the house as a lady. So for her to get married would mean re-enforcing her standing in that household. Miss Linton is also described to have a "keen temper" when she is irritated. After Catherine tries to keep her and Heathcliff apart, Isabella does not think much of her. She despises her for keeping them separate on purpose and keeping Heathcliff to herself. Isabella then questions Catherine's love for Edgar. "I love him more than ever you loved Edgar; and he might love me, if you would let him" In my opinion Isabella is saying that she is preventing Heathcliff from even trying to love her because Catherine loves Heathcliff. ...read more.

Conclusion

Heathcliff laughs at the idea of it. Isabella then attacks Catherine and digs her "talons" into her. This exposes Isabella as having a foul and short temper. My overall impression of Isabella from this extract is that she is a very young and na�ve girl. She is immature in the ways of the world and refuses advice from the more experienced people she lives with. Also when she gets upset and angry her reaction is not verbal but physical abuse. I also noticed that Isabella is associated with various animalistic images. Catherine calls her an "impertinent little monkey!" Impertinent meaning not to show proper respect. This shows me that Isabella is insolent and erratic like a monkey. Catherine also refers to the both of them as "cats", for fighting over Heathcliff. Also, Catherine again refers to Isabella as a "tigress" when she attacks her. These images are either violent creatures at most times or quite irrational and immature by nature. ...read more.

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