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Emily Bronte who never had the benefit of former schooling wrote Wuthering Heights Bronte has been declared as a romantic rebelbecause she ignored the repressive conventions of her day and made passion part of the novelistic tradition Unlike stereotypical novels Wuthering Heights contains no true heroes or villains The narration of the story is very unique and divergent because there are multiple narrators Brontes character Lockwood is used to narrate the introductory and concluding sections of the novel whereas Nelly Dean narrates most of the storyline It is interesting that Nelly Dean is used because of her biased opinions Many major themes lie within the book but the most imminent theme is revenge the factor that leads the protagonists to their dismal fate Bronte proves there is no peace in eternal vengeance In the end the self-injury involved in serving revenges purposes will be more damaging than the original wrong Heathcliff never finds peace through his revenge In fact the only time he truly finds happiness is when he gives up his plan for retaliation Austin OMalley states Revenge is like biting a dog that bit youSPAN stylemso-spacerun yes Omalley 1 OMalleys quote reflects Heathcliffs immature need to propagate agony in those who have offended him Heathcliffs plan for revenge on Edgar and Catherine is to marry Isabella who is ignorant of love and of men because she has never experienced either He wants to hurt Edgar because of his marriage to Catherine and he wants to take revenge on Catherine by making her jealous Catherines death proves that this flawed plan of repayment helps nothing Heathcliff haunted by the ghost of Catherine because he is her murdererstill is motivated by the need for revenge and tries to get young Cathy away from Edgar by having her marry his son Linton Heathcliff never finds peace until he gives up his plan for
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