Charlotte Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" Book Review by armin

Charlotte Bronte's "Wuthering Heights"
This paper is a reader response and character analysis study of Charlotte Bronte's "Wuthering Heights".
# 102656 | 2,460 words | 0 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Mar 31, 2008 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This paper examines the original protagonist Catherine, introduced to the reader via her diary, which the author calls a window to the psyche. The author points out that Catherine appears to be a happy child, outgoing with a playmate she adores; however, she deplores the bad treatment of the child-vagabond Heathcliff. The paper suggests that the only melodramatic character flaw is a tendency to internalize emotional pain. The author states that, in chapters 6-8, Catherine and Heathcliff are inseparable; he is her alter ego, her male side. The log relates that Catherine begins to exhibit a dual nature, a split personality. The author states that she is disappointed with Catherine because, with Heathcliff gone, she marries Edgar betraying her very nature. The author concludes that the heroine doesn't always win.

Table of Contents:
Entry #1: Chapters 1-5
Entry #2 Chapters 6-8
Entry #3 Chapters 9-11
Entry #4 Chapters 12-16
Entry #5 Chapters 17-35

From the Paper:

"Nelly begins the flashbacks, and Catherine is now a real-time child. She asks her father to bring her a whip when he returns from a business trip. A whip is a strange choice for a child, especially a female child, even if she intends to use it only on her horses. It reveals a domineering personality. In fact, Catherine is a little dominatrix, defying everyone in the household, and enjoying their wrath as well as their pain. How easily she hides the willfulness of her actions behind a mischievous, playful behavior! I sense her face is fixed in a constant smirk."

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