Wuthering Hieghts Essay, Research Paper
In the novel Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff represents a character of much
value. Heathcliff, to me, is the main character of this story. He represents
significance of true love. Although he didn’t have the patience and the values
that his brothers had, he did have love.
In the novel, Heathcliff represents a childlike character. For example,
Heathcliff acted as a child when he first met Catherine. Heathcliff
did not know how to treat a women. This shows Heathcliff’s childlike
actions. Heathcliff does not know how to begin. If Heathcliff knows
how to act in front of a lady he will capture her and take her as his
partner. The only characteristic he had was respect for her.
Heathcliff later acts as a modern adolescence. For example, Heathcliff
in hearing Catherine talking with her close friend runs away after hearing
her say that she no longer wants to be with him. Heathcliff is extremely
angry at her and runs away. In our society today adolescents don’t know
how to handle it so they run. In this case it is Heathcliff who runs away.
As soon as Heathcliff runs, Catherine runs after him. She really did
love him. The only reason she did not want to be with him is because
of his financial state. How many girls in their teens make a run for a guy
with cash? A whole lot more than adult women that’s for sure.
Later on in the story, Heathcliff grows up and comes back for
her. He finally realizes that what they have is special. In his return
he realizes that she is married and has a daughter. Catherine later
dies and Heathcliff is heart broken. Heathcliff is now a wealthy
landowner. Mr. Earnshaw visits his home and he is terribly frieghtned by
a ghost that looks just like Catherine’s daughter. Heathcliff investigates
a comes to realize that it is Catherine who is the ghost and runs after her.
Not knowing, Heatcliff runs through a window to join