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In the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte there are two generations Some of the characters from the first generation are like the characters in the second Some of these characters are identical to each other and they share many characteristics This is not the case for Catherine Earnshaw and Cathy Linton These two characters are different in many ways because of their personalities and outlook on life Cathy and Catherine had different views when it came to love and marriage Catherine was deeply in love with Heathcliff Even though they shared such a strong love Catherine did not want to marry him because she felt it would degrade her This shows Catherines pride which led to her marriage to Edgar This marriage was not built on true love but on Catherines desire to have money and respect In comparison Cathy was forced to marry Linton with whom she would have rather had as a brother Cathy eventually fell in love with Hareton even though he was poor Unlike her mother Cathy wanted to marry for love not moneyCatherine Earnshaw and Cathy Linton are different when it comes to their family Catherines father did not love her because she was always misbehaving He once told her Nay Cathy I cannot love thee thourt worse than thy brother Go say thy prayers child and ask Gods pardon I doubt thy mother and I must rue the day we ever reared theePage 37 Catherine also treated her brother Hindley poorly As a child she ignored him and stayed with Heathcliff As an adult Catherine made no effort to help Hindley with his drinking problem after Francis died nor did she try to prevent Heathcliff from taking advantage of Hindley Cathy Linton enjoyed a loving atmosphere at Thrushcross Grange She and her father were very close Cathy showed her love for her father when she devoted herself to nursing him during his illness Cathy never had and
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