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Bronte's poems are used to interpret her novel, particularly those poems discussing When Mr. Earnshaw first adopts him, Catherine and Hindley hate him so much . dealing mostly with the relationships of the characters to one another). In this lesson, we will analyze the destructive, obsessive relationships in this It is no wonder that Hindley, Heathcliff, and Catherine are confused about the. Heathcliff's profound passion and desire for Catherine extends beyond the grave and exceed the conventional boundaries of The relationship between the landscape description and theme is called Pathetic Fallacy .. Emasculating Hindley.
Once he is back at Thrushcross Grange he starts questioning the old maid Nelly about the house hold of Wuthering heights. Earnshaw was a regular house hold with two children Hindley and Catherine Earnshaw. This is when Mr. Earnshaw decides to pick Heathcliff off the street while on one of his trips.
He brings him back home where the kinds did not take the new member very well. Eventually Catherine develops a liking for Heathcliff and Hindley the opposite.
Hindley will find reasons to torture and Heathcliff but Senior Mr. Earnshaw always defended Heathcliff and kept him. To resolve this Hindley was sent abroad to study and become a gentleman. With Hindley gone it was just Catherine and Heathcliff, They spent most of the time together and grew closer to each other. Linton and Catherine took liking for each other. Hindley has returned and is married to this weird girl Frances who barely speaks or understands anybody.
Now Hindley is all set to make life difficult for Heathcliff but he takes it all just for the sake of Catherine, so that he could stay close to Catherine. Hindley makes Heathcliff do all the field work and manage the animals, occasionally giving him a beating also but Heathcliff takes it all. All hell breaks loose for Heathcliff when Catherine ends up choosing the gentlemen Edgar over rowdy Heathcliff. Catherine declares her all consuming love for Heathcliff to Nelly and justifies her decision saying that if she marries Heathcliff, Both of them will be beggars and if she marries Edgar Linton she can uplift Heathcliff and get him out of this terrible life away from Hindley.
Heathcliff leaves Town the same night and Catherine and Edgar get married. But Catherine has been regretting her decision since she got married. The more she wanted to forget heathcliff more she got attracted to him.
Now with this new avatar of his, he is the most eligible bachelor of the town. Everyone is swooning over Heathcliff. Edgar hates him even more now. He begins living at Wuthering Heights where Hindley lives with his son Hareton. Heathcliff slowly starts giving loan to Hindley in return of his property. This leads to Heathcliff buying of Wuthering Heights from Hindley.
Things get crazy when Isabella Linton falls for Heathcliff and Heathcliff is derived by his strong desire of revenge, so there is no way he is going to let go of this opportunity to exact revenge from Edgar Linton. Heathcliff runs off with Isabella and marries her. A violent argument between Edgar and Heathcliff lands Catherine on sick bed. Eventually she never gets better and dies there only but before her death she gives birth to a daughter who is named Catherine after her mother.
On the other hand Isabella runs off leaving Heathcliff once she realizes his true nature. Here at Thrushcross grange things starts getting better once Cathy short for Catherine begins to walk and talk.
For next thirteen years Nelly stays at Thrushcross grange to raise Cathy. Whome she likes initially but is not happy when is associated to her as her cousin.
Edgar has no choice but to send Linton to Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff is very disappointed to see Linton.
After being discovered, they try to run away, but are caught. Catherine is injured by the Lintons' dog and taken into the house to recuperate, while Heathcliff is sent home. Catherine stays with the Lintons. The Lintons are landed gentryand Catherine is influenced by their elegant appearance and genteel manners.
When she returns to Wuthering Heights, her appearance and manners are more ladylike, and she laughs at Heathcliff's unkempt appearance. The next day, knowing that the Lintons are to visit, Heathcliff, upon Nelly's advice, tries to dress up, in an effort to impress Catherine, but he and Edgar get into an argument, and Hindley humiliates Heathcliff by locking him in the attic.
Catherine tries to comfort Heathcliff, but he vows revenge on Hindley. The following year, Frances Earnshaw gives birth to a son, named Haretonbut she dies a few months later. Hindley descends into drunkenness. Two more years pass, and Catherine and Edgar Linton become friends, while she becomes more distant from Heathcliff.
Edgar visits Catherine while Hindley is away, and they declare themselves lovers soon afterwards. Catherine confesses to Nelly that Edgar has proposed marriage and she has accepted, although her love for Edgar is not comparable to her love for Heathcliff, whom she cannot marry because of his low social status and lack of education. She hopes to use her position as Edgar's wife to raise Heathcliff's standing.
Heathcliff overhears her say that it would "degrade" her to marry him but not how much she loves himand he runs away and disappears without a trace. Distraught over Heathcliff's departure, Catherine makes herself ill. Nelly and Edgar begin to pander to her every whim to prevent her from becoming ill again.
Edgar and Catherine marry and go to live together at Thrushcross Grange, where Catherine enjoys being "lady of the manor". Six months later, Heathcliff returns, now a wealthy gentleman. Catherine is delighted, but Edgar is not.
Edgar's sister, Isabellasoon falls in love with Heathcliff, who despises her, but encourages the infatuation as a means of revenge. This leads to an argument with Catherine at Thrushcross Grange, which Edgar overhears. Finally, enraged by Heathcliff's constant appearance and foul parlance, he forbids Heathcliff from visiting Catherine altogether.
Upset, Catherine locks herself in her room and begins to make herself ill again. She is also now pregnant with Edgar's child.
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Heathcliff takes up residence at Wuthering Heights and spends his time gambling with Hindley and teaching Hareton bad habits.
Hindley dissipates his wealth and mortgages the farmhouse to Heathcliff to pay his debts. Heathcliff elopes with Isabella Linton. Two months after their elopement, Heathcliff and Isabella return to Wuthering Heights, where Heathcliff discovers that Catherine is dying. With Nelly's help, he visits Catherine secretly. The following day, she gives birth to a daughter, Cathyshortly before dying. While Catherine is lying in her coffin overnight, prior to the funeral, Heathcliff returns and replaces the lock of Edgar's hair in her necklace with a lock of his own.
Shortly after the funeral, Isabella leaves Heathcliff and finds refuge in the South of England. She gives birth to a son, Linton. Hindley dies six months after Catherine, and Heathcliff thus finds himself master of Wuthering Heights.Shweta Singh Best Hindi Love Poetry-Best Short Love Story in Hindi-Nojoto-Best Love Poem in Hindi
Catherine's daughter, Cathy, has become a beautiful, high-spirited girl. Edgar learns that his sister Isabella is dying, so he leaves to retrieve her son Linton in order to adopt and educate him. Cathy, who has rarely left home, takes advantage of her father's absence to venture further afield. She rides over the moors to Wuthering Heights and discovers that she has not one but two cousins: Hareton, in addition to Linton.
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She also lets it be known that her father has gone to fetch Linton. When Edgar returns with Linton, a weak and sickly boy, Heathcliff insists that he live at Wuthering Heights.
Heathcliff hopes that Linton and Cathy will marry, so that Linton will become the heir to Thrushcross Grange. Linton and Cathy begin a secret friendship, echoing the childhood friendship between their respective parents, Heathcliff and Catherine.
Nelly finds out about the letters. The following year, Edgar becomes very ill and takes a turn for the worse while Nelly and Cathy are out on the moors, where Heathcliff and Linton trick them into entering Wuthering Heights.
Heathcliff keeps them captive to enable the marriage of Cathy and Linton to take place. After five days, Nelly is released, and later, with Linton's help, Cathy escapes. She returns to the Grange to see her father shortly before he dies.
Soon after she arrives, Linton dies. Hareton tries to be kind to Cathy, but she withdraws from the world.
At this point, Nelly's tale catches up to the present day Time passes and, after being ill for a period, Lockwood grows tired of the moors and informs Heathcliff that he will be leaving Thrushcross Grange.
Ending chapters 32 to 34 [ edit ] Eight months later, Lockwood returns to the area by chance. Given that his tenancy at Thrushcross Grange is still valid, he decides to stay there again. He finds Nelly living at Wuthering Heights and enquires what has happened since he left. She explains that she moved to Wuthering Heights to replace the housekeeper, Zillah, who had left.
Hareton has an accident and is confined to the farmhouse. During his convalescence, he and Cathy overcome their mutual antipathy and become close.
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While their friendship develops, Heathcliff begins to act strangely and has visions of Catherine. He stops eating and, after four days of increasingly bad health, is found dead in Catherine's old room. He is buried next to Catherine.
As he gets ready to leave, he passes the graves of Catherine, Edgar, and Heathcliff and pauses to contemplate the quiet of the moors. Characters[ edit ] Heathcliff: Found, presumably orphaned, on the streets of Liverpool and taken by Mr. Earnshaw to Wuthering Heights, where he is reluctantly cared for by the family. He and Catherine grow close and their love is the central theme of the first volume. His revenge against the man she chooses to marry and its consequences are the central theme of the second volume.
Heathcliff has been considered a Byronic herobut critics have pointed out that he reinvents himself at various points, making his character hard to fit into any single type. He has an ambiguous position in society, and his lack of status is underlined by the fact that "Heathcliff" is both his given name and his surname. First introduced to the reader after her death, through Lockwood's discovery of her diary and carvings. The description of her life is confined almost entirely to the first volume.
She seems unsure whether she is, or wants to become, more like Heathcliff, or aspires to be more like Edgar. Some critics have argued that her decision to marry Edgar Linton is allegorically a rejection of nature and a surrender to culture, a choice with unfortunate, fateful consequences for all the other characters.