Original Depiction by Nelly
"He seemed a sullen, patient child; hardened, perhaps, to ill treatment"
- Nelly is unsure of him- use of verb seemed
- Tricolon- shows his nature and hints at his past
- sullen- can take beatings, perhaps reflecting his past
- Patient- reflects his later wait to get revenge
Development as a child
"The young master being negligent how they behaved"
- juxaposition- would not think a master young
- negligent- adjective to describe his parenting style- leaves Heathcliff and Cathy alone
- Also reflects Nelly's nature- gossipy and condescending
- Use of plural "they"- highlights Heathcliff and Cathy's connection at a young age
Treatment From Hindely
"[Hindely's] treatment of [Heathcliff] was enough to make a fiend of a saint"
- fiend/saint- reflects Heathcliff's two sides
- Oxymoron- shows the effect Hindely had on Heathcliff and suggests it was treatment by him that led Heathcliff to be so bitter
"Frightful thing! Put him in the cellar, Papa!"
- Fricative alliteration- suggests her higher class
- Use of exclamative highlights her horror at him
- Also shows she has been educated- French
- Refers to Heathcliff as "thing"
Anger and Short Temper
"He seized a…