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The story of Heathcliff the sadistic protagonist of Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights is so upset that Edgar Linton does not want his lovely daughter Cathy to hear it Heathcliff and Cathy two prominent characters in the novel interact in the second half of the novel Heathcliffs passages reveal that the tortured character comes about from a childhood without the care of parents 33 while Cathys goodness 164 reflects her being raised by a loving father The different supervision each character experienced while growing up is reflected by their behavior showing that nurture is a greater factor over ones personality than nature Beginning her description of Heathcliff with the lowly word degradation Nelly the narrator tells Lockwood how Heathcliff and Catherine the mother of Cathy grow more reckless daily without parental guidance Nelly recalls these events right before Catherine is injured and stays at Thrushcross Grange for five weeks Nelly also said that Heathcliff and Catherine promised to grow up rude as savages The punishments the two received from Joseph and the Curate Nelly notes havent helped her increase the small power she holds over the two due to the lack of parental guidance It is also important to note some of the foreshadowing that occurs here Heathcliffs return alone in the rain foreshadows his demise His lack of respect for the church also symbolizes his lack of will and later on immense greediness Brontes genius shines throughout this passage mixing savagery love symbolism and foreshadowing all in one page Nellys description of Cathy is spoken on a very positive note including many of the same devices seen in Heathcliffs passage She says that Cathy has not seen or even heard of any bad deeds except for her slight acts of disobedience and that Cathy is amazed at the blackness of spirit of Heathcliff Nelly describes Cathy as a sheltered gentle book-loving young daughter of Edgar In addition Cathy is said to be extremely
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