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In the novel Wuthering Heights there was one character who had a dominating influenceon the way the novel went Her name was Catherine Earnshaw and even after she died she stillleft a lasting impression on the people around her and after she was gone people still made somedecisions based on her While she was alive she had Heathcliff and Edgar rapped around herfinger she could have made them do anything she wanted and sometimes she did WhileCatherine was dying Heathcliff spent the most time with her and she knew that at that point hewould do anything for her and she used that against him There are many examples of Cathysdominance in the novel and they will all be discussed in detailThe major instance of Catherines dominance is one that continues through the entirenovel and that is her influence over Heathcliff Catherine acquires this grasp over Heathcliff bytelling him that he is not good enough for her and that he is also not civilized enough for her tomarry him To make Heathcliff even more desperate Catherine decides she will get married toEdgar instead of Heathcliff she is nave enough to think that by doing so she will be able to liftHeathcliff from the degradation into which he has been thrust by Hindley When in fact thismakes Heathcliff very jealous and he goes away to make him self more refined for Catherine When Heathcliff returns to find Catherine has married Edgar it sends him over the edge he getsfurious and revenge is on his mind He thinks that if he marries Isabella that it would bringCatherine back into his arms Of course this does not work it only succeeds in making Edgarfurious Edgar disowns Isabella and tells Catherine she is not allowed to see Heathcliff thisenrages Catherine and she locks herself in her room with no food or water She hopes that thiswould change Edgars mind as well as give her the sympathy that she craved Her
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