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Through the duration of Heathcliffs life he encounters many tumultuous events that affects him as a person and transforms his rage deeper into his soul for which he is unable to escape his nature From the beginning of the novel and most likely from the beginning of Heathcliffs life he has suffered pain and rejection When Mr Earnshaw brings him to Wuthering Heights he is viewed as a thing rather than a child Mrs Earnshaw was ready to fling it out the doors while Nelly put it on the landing of the stairs hoping that it would be gone the next day Without having done anything to deserve rejection Heathcliff is made to feel like an outsider Following the death of Mr Earnshaw Heathcliff suffers cruel mistreatment at the hands of Hindley In these tender years he is deprived of love friendship and education while the treatment from jealous Hindley is barbaric and disrupts his mental balance He is separated from the family reduced to the status of a servant undergoes regular beatings and forcibly separated from his soul mate Catherine The personality that Heathcliff develops in his adulthood has been formed in response to these hardships of his childhood The final sense of alienation and the most implicating occurs with Catherines marriage to Edgar Heathcliff considers this a betrayal of his love for her since she wants the social status and existence at the Grange Heathcliff is however proud and determined and does not cower when opposed by those consider themselves to be superiors Finally when he realizes that Catherine has chosen status wealth and position over him he disappears for three years and returns in the manner of a gentleman As he returns to Wuthering Heights he is engulfed with this passion to revenge himself on all those who have abused him as a child He ruins Hindley by encouraging his excessive drinking and gambling His revenge is also directed towards Edgar Linton
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