Women in Wuthering Heights
Catheine Earnshaw/ Linton/ Heathcliff
- At first Catherine is protrayed as young and free, even rebelious; enjoying every moment of life and getting in trouble consistantly.
- The fact that the times in which she is being herself are also the times inwhich she is in trouble as a child suggests that she has to be 'perfect' to be accepted by society.
- This is when Catherine and Heathcliffs love for eachother blossoms; he loves her for who she is.
- She has power over Heathcliff like nobody else in the novel, however he is, argueably, the cause of her death.
- Despite the fact that Catherine and Heathcliff are supposedly eachothers dopplegangers, Catherine can be tamed, however, Heathcliff cannot.
- This may be due to the fact that Catherine is a woman and therefore is tamed by a male (Edgar, remembering that Edgar is also one of the weakest males in the novel).