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Wuthering heights

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Pro study assignment The central theme of Wuthering heights revolves around two main characters Heathcliff and Catherine. Catherine's wild antics and powerful persuasion connects massively with Heathcliff who was brought into Cathy's world. Heathcliff's personality has been moulded largely in the brutal way he was brought up in the rough streets of Liverpool. Their love brings destination. Wuthering heights mirrors the social historical influences in the Georgian era as the forbidden relationship of Cathy and Heathcliff is parallel to real life and an ideal world. Ideally Catherine should have married Heathcliff as their marriage was based on unconditional love filled with passion but in the eyes of the community it is forbidden to fall in love with a lower class citizen. This was because of the old fashioned rights of the woman in the 1800's. The woman then had no power or privileges. Even though there is no law in marrying someone who is lower status but the consequences were that your marriage would get frowned upon and this was as serious as the law in those days. Cathy who values her reputation so much that she later marries Edgar Linton ho would be highly approved of the high society. When Mr Earnshaw goes to Liverpool and returns home with an orphan boy he announces that he will be part of the Earnshaw family. ...read more.

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Catherine treats heathcliff badly as she has just arrived from months of luxury and pampering so when she meets heathcliff, her reaction is filled with disgust.her snobby personality takes over and implies that she is quite a lady now and expects everyone else to be the same. But deep down she is still the wild thing she grew up to be and all this civilised front Is just an act. When she returns she is perceived as a "lovely young lady" & "quite a beauty". Being compared to cathy;s appearance,heathcliff is quite the opposite,looking gaunt & "black and cross" with his black unmated hair. Catherine being a haughty child picks up on this straightaway and comments on this" how black and cross you look".she also add that she wishes for "lintons great blue eye" I think that this is the reason why heathcliff wants to change his look.he changes his appearance in order to kee cathy happy and interested and him equal in the her eyes to linton.he does this to win back cathy's affection as she is back now heathcliff has got over her from leaving as he was\"grieving not envying" for her when she was gone. Heathcliff shows he is moving on and wants to have a fresh start meaning his appearance not his dark past state of being dull and untidy and defiantly not his love for cathy. ...read more.

Conclusion

to his daughter,instead of his son,this shows that linton would not allow his daughter to carry the heir on but waited for a son to arrive to pass it on as he thought that boys could be trusted and do a proper job. Heathcliff and cathys love is passionate and dangerous which makes it fun but wrong in all the diiferent reasons.firstly heathcliff and cathy are both different status,cathy is higher in society then heathcliff whereas heathcliff started off as a poor orphan roamin ghte streets of Liverpool.they both may be the same person but both have different issues as cathy is more botheres about her status and wealth whereas heathcliff is uite the opposite and cares non other then cathy.i think that they both could and could not be together for twon reasons.it would be a bad idea if they got together as they have a different status up in society so that would clash and soon drive them apart.i also think that they should be together because they truly love each other dearly and would do anything too prove it but if they didn't live in a community full of hierarchy and disapprovals maybe they could have had a normal love like everyother person but because of the haughty people in the community they couldn't. but I think that they should as they are one person "whatever our souls are made of,his and mine are the same" Naiela akhtar ...read more.

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