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A True Heroine In Wuthering Heights The story of Emile Brontes Wuthering Heights takes place during a time in history when women existed and were important to family and society but had no legal or social rights as their well-being health and happiness depended upon the men in their lives From the start of the novel as told by Mr Lockwood we see that Cathy did not seem to belong in the Heathcliff household but by the end of the story it was Cathy who owned the entire Wuthering Heights estate Her accomplishments were impressive as she over came whatever obstacles the men in her life put in her way Bronte emphasized Cathys passion and determination making her the only character who was able to rise above the hatred discrimination and cruelty Cathy inherited her mothers pride and beauty and her fathers mildness and devotion but she also had a spirit all her own a fighting spirit of a hidden warrior It was important for Cathy to have these characteristics especially her will to survive because it was these inner strengths that enabled her to be my heroine One of Cathys strongest forces was her intense loyalty and love for her father I care for nothing in comparison to papa Ill never to an act or say a word to vex him 231 I love papa better then you 273 Cathy was the only character in this novel and Jane Eyre that actually showed love and dedication to a parent Her respect for her father is an important aspect in Cathys character as it made her an honourable woman A strong-willed Cathy enjoyed disobeying orders from Nelly as a child and continued to do so as she grew up by sneaking letters to Linton I wish you to avoid his house and family 223 She continued to develop a relationship with Linton although it became clear very early that they were
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