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Due to Heathcliff and Catherines love relationship Wuthering Heights is considered a romantic novel Throughout Wuthering Heights Heathcliffs personality can be defined as dark menacing and brooding He is a dangerous character with rapidly changing moods capable of hatred and incapable it seems of any kind of forgiveness or compromise Heathcliffs life is marked by wickedness love and strength His dark actions are produced by the distortion of his natural personality The depiction of him at Wuthering Heights is described as a dirty ragged black-haired child 45 Already he was exposed to hardship and uncomplainingly accepted suffering He displays his strength and steadfastness when Hindley treats him cruelly Not only does he show his strength through Hindley but also by following his personal goal of a life with Catherine From the very beginning he showed great courage resoluteness and love Few have the capability to be victimized and find secret delight in his persecutor sinking into a life of intemperance which will undoubtedly cause his own death Heathcliffs hatred erupts when Catherine marries Edgar She betrays him and now he wants revenge on Edgar and Hindley His wickedness is entirely inappropriate and unusual Without a question he is brutal and the universal darkness in Heathcliff must not be excused The vicious manner in which he helps to destroy Hindley kidnaps Cathy and Nelly and brutalizes Isabella and Hareton suggests that he is disturbed Heathcliffs dark instincts are evident because of his passion and undying love for Cathy He vanishes for three years to win Cathy over with his successes and choses to fight a battle that most would never attempt to begin When Heathcliff returns a wealthy gentleman suddenly
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