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In the novel Whuthering Heights Emily Bronte has created one of the most controversial novel in the 19th century Bronte has written a novel that contains many views of complex ideas Revenge and love revenge are examples of such The main theme of revenge is protared through the character of Heathcliff Heathcliff is also part of the theme of love accompanied by that of Cathy The other half of the love theme is shown throught the actions of Hearton and Catherine The intertwineing of the ideas of revenge and love prove to give Heathcliff a distored vision of love and Cathy a need for such a love that only Heathcliff can give to her Where as Catherine and Hearton the second generation learn from the experiences of the earlier generation that lived at Wuthering Heights The first memories Heathcliff has of life at Wuthering Heights is that of being unequal Hindley showed no other act to him but cruelty Hindleys brutality tyranny and murderous violence far outdo anything of which Heathcliff can be cused on the evidence Langman 143 The theme of revenge grows from the treatment Heathcliff recieves from is Hindley His prime motivation is love or to be more precise the lack of love He decides to persecute Heathcliff because he feels this later has usurped his position in his father s love He refuses to allow the curate to continue Heathcliffs education and forces the still very young boy to work as a farm-hand Here is one of the first exaples of idea of revenge when Heathcliff says I dont care how long I wait if I can only doe it at last Bronte 47Heathcliffs violence and cruelty are by contrast are not random and irresponsible they are a willed He has certain goals- power money a triumph over the circumstances and agents of his former humiliation- and he uses force and deceit to reach them Langman 143
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