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Heathcliffs Revenge in Wuthering Heights In Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte tells the story of two love triangles that take place between the same families over two generations The first triangle of Heathcliff Catherine and Edgar becomes the mirror in which the second triangle of Hareton Cathy and Linton the second generation is reflected In the first generation there is the presence of love but there is also a strong under current of hate and the want for revenge Heathcliffs loss of Catherine to Edgar for material reasons her death and his obsession with her memory fuel the lust for revenge in Heathcliffs character Heathcliff has so much hate built up in him because of his unjust treatment by Hindley However when Catherine decides to marry Edgar Heathcliff runs away He returns after he has won much of Hindleys money through gambling and he soon wins Wuthering Heights from him He now has the money to win Catherine back but it is too little too late She is dying and will once again leave him behind When Heathcliff hears news of Catherines death he says a prayer that in the end is answered when he laments Catherine Earnshaw may you not rest as long as I am living 129 The almost unbearable frustration that drives Heathcliffs vengeance is evident in his pitiful yet powerful statement I cannot live without my life I cannot live without my soul 129 This too proves to be foreshadowing for Heathcliffs undying love for Catherine can only be resolved when he joins her in the afterlife Wilson 2 Heathcliff begins his pursuit of revenge by gaining control of Wuthering Heights He wins this over a gambling dispute with Hindley and becomes the master of the Heights Nelly and the reader first realize this when Catherine states my brother lost some money to him and finding him plentifully supplied he requested that he would come again in the evening He
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