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The first indication of Heathcliffs savage personality is found in the opening chapter when the dogs - A brood of tigers fiends are represented and Heathcliff growls in unison with them He informs Lockwood that the bitch is not kept for a pet Catherines diary provides a clue to the cause of Heathcliffs savagery and hatred Poor Heathcliff Hindley calls him a vagabond and wont let him sit with us and eat with us anymore and swears that he will reduce him to his right place Mr Earnshaw first describes him thus - though its as dark almost as if it came from the devil Heathcliffs dominant personality quickly becomes evident - You must exchange horses with me I dont like mine This incident demonstrates the extent to which Heathcliff has already been hardened and brutalised The ragged new-comer to Wuthering Heights is an image of a human creature reduced to its bare animal essence the naked will to live Nellys comments about Heathcliffs ability to withstand pain supports this point of view He would withstand Hindleys blows without winking or shedding a tear Heathcliffs dominant will was being fed by Mr Earnshaws favouritism when he dies this changes Heathcliff then suffers the tyranny of Hindley From this point on the revenge theme begins in the novel Heathcliffs recollection of the Grange in Chapter 6 is tied this first inkling of revenge If I might have the privilege of flinging Joseph off the highest gale and painting the housefront with Hindleys blood Heathcliffs language at the Grange indicated a malevolent attitude Ive vociferated curses enough to annihilate any fiend in Christendom Heathcliffs hatred for the Linton family is traceable to this moment - Yet the villain scowls so plainly in his face would it not be a kindness to the country to hang him at once before he shows his nature in acts as well as in features Catherines stay at the Grange precipitates a
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