Wuthering Heights - Violence

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"Violence breeds violence". In light of this comment, consider Emily Bronte's presentation of violence in the novel.

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  • Violence in Wuthering Heights
    • Hindley towards Heathcliff
      • Heathcliff is 'black to the shoulder'
      • 'thrashings'
      • 'cuffed him over the ears'
      • 'flogging'
      • Hindley 'hated' Heathcliff
      • Hindley's 'blows'
      • Heathcliff towards Hindley
        • 'kicked and trampled'
        • 'slitting up the flesh'
        • 'dashed his head against the flagstones'
        • As a result of Hindley's violence
          • Part of Heathcliff's revenge
    • Heathcliff towards Hindley
      • 'kicked and trampled'
      • 'slitting up the flesh'
      • 'dashed his head against the flagstones'
      • As a result of Hindley's violence
        • Part of Heathcliff's revenge
    • Heathcliff towards Isabella
      • 'deep cut under one ear'
      • 'scratched'
      • 'bruised'
      • 'murderous violence'
      • Isabella is an example of the battered wife
        • Gynocriticism
    • Cathy
      • Self inflicted
        • Used to create illness, which is inturn used as a stategy against Edgar and Heathcliff
          • "I'll try to break their hearts by breaking my own'
      • 'blood on her lips'
    • Hareton
      • 'raised his missile'
      • 'teeth dashed down his throat!'
      • Exhibits violence in childhood - horrifically disturbing
    • Heathcliff towards Edgar
      • 'this lamb of yours threatens like a bull'
      • 'in danger of splitting his skull against my knuckles'
      • 'Torn his heart out and drank his blood'
        • Clifton Snider - Heathcliff is a vampire
    • Edgar towards Heathcliff
      • Heathcliff towards Edgar
        • 'this lamb of yours threatens like a bull'
        • 'in danger of splitting his skull against my knuckles'
        • 'Torn his heart out and drank his blood'
          • Clifton Snider - Heathcliff is a vampire
      • 'struck him full on the throat'
      • Only when provoked

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