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What is an idol and how is something classified as a true idol To determine whether or not something is an idol one must do two things First you must look at the definition of an idol Then you have to decide if the proposed idol fits three main criteria of an idol The definition is fairly simple An idol is a symbol or representation of an object or worship More broadly it is considered by some people to be a false god Most idols fit certain criteria as well First a true idol is the most important thing in ones life The idols loss would be considered a great disaster Second an idol is looked to for help or support in times of crisis or dilemma because it is often a source of faith and hope No matter what the idol is it has qualities of being able to instill faith in someone or bring the relief of pain or suffering Finally an idol can appease someone in time of great stress and bring happiness to ones life because it may very well be the only thing that has always been an origin of joy In Emily Bronts Wuthering Heights Catherine Earnshaw one of the novels most prominent characters clearly idolizes the place where she has lived for nearly all of her life More important it is the place where she spent the most meaningful years of her life her childhood That place is Wuthering Heights the residence of the Earnshaw family Wuthering Heights is an estate in Yorkshire an old moor county in northern England Throughout Catherines life whenever she was in trouble or had no will to go on she would wish that she was a child again back at Wuthering Heights She wishes that she could run laugh and play with her adopted brother and soul mate Heathcliff like she used to do when they were young and innocent Wuthering Heights
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