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The word obsession is defined in the dictionary as a compulsive often unreasonable idea or emotion The novel Wuthering Heights is a story about love turned obsession An obsession that leads the characters to be impulsive vindictive jealous and stupid These obsessions run and ruin the lives of all the characters in Wuthering Heights Their extreme passions have direct effects on the lives of others and carry over into other generations First of all there is Heathcliff a pitiful man driven by his obsession for Catherine and revenge We at first sympathize with him when we see Hindley mistreating him and his undying love for Catherine and when she turns him down for Edgar we see a huge transformation in our dear Heathcliff We see his plan of vengeance begin to unfold and your feeling soon change He leaves Wuthering Heights for years deserting his love and is determined to be successful and powerful in hopes to re suitable for Catherine and impress the others He comes back after three years during which time nobody at Wuthering Heights or The Grange have known his whereabouts and the first person he is eager to meet is Catherine Hes now a changed person driven by his obsession to be someone else He tells Catherine I heard of your marriage Cathy not long since and while waiting in the yard below I meditated this plan just to have one glimpse of your face a stare of surprise perhaps and pretended pleasure afterwards settle my score with Hindley and then prevent the law by doing execution on myself Your welcome has put these ideas out of my mind but beware of meeting me with another aspect next time Being upset with the news of Catherines marriage to Edgar he tries to hurt them both by marrying Edgars sister Isabella Even though he doesnt love or even like her instead in this one sided love affair Heathcliff takes advantage
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