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Shaping Heathcliffs View of Family In Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights many family issues and views are shown Heathcliff in particular has a distorted view of family that can be attributed to his experiences before joining the Earnshaw family and later on in his early encounters with them This can be concluded by his interactions at Wuthering Heights The cause of Heathcliffs warped perspective of family can be traced to his early life and life with the Earnshaw family Heathcliffs family history and early episodes with the Earnshaw family negatively affected his perspective of family Heathcliff was a child gypsy who was brought home by Mr Earnshaw on a trip home from business in Liverpool Although information about Heathcliffs early life is unknown one can almost be sure that he had been lost or abandoned by his parents And because of Heathcliffs different much darker skin tone he probably faced harsh racism as a child When he arrived at home of the Earnshaw family he was described as a dirty ragged black-haired child big enough both to walk and talkBronte 1990 p 29 The very first description of Heathcliff portrays him as a dirty animal and in turn the family makes strong indications that they disapproved However this new gypsy child was now to become Hindley and Catherines new brother This turbulent beginning in a new family and turn of events as a youth help escalate Heathcliffs distorted perspective of family After the initial shock of new surroundings many other circumstances greatly affected Heathcliff Not everyone can instantly love a new brother and to further complicate things Hindley and Catherine had mixed reactions to their new sibling Initially they both disliked him They entirely refused to have it in bed with them or even in their room and I had more sense so I put it on the landing of the stairs hoping it might be gone on the morrow Bronte 1990
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