Wuthering Heights Themes Examples


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Examples of Control in Wuthering Heights?
Heathcliff over Young Cathy, Hareton, Linton, Hindely and Isabella, Nelly over Young Cathy, Edgar over Young Cathy, Edgar over Nelly, Older Cathy over Nelly, Older Cathy over Heathcliff and Edgar
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Examples of Status and Money in Wuthering Heights?
Cathy wants to be "Queen of the Countryside", Hindely's degradation of Heathcliff (making him a farm hand), Heathcliff degrading Hareton (pulling him out of education)
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Examples of Excessive Emotions in Wuthering Heights?
Cathy- "I am Heathcliff" & works herself up into a state, making herself ill, Heathcliff "I cannot live without myself!"- banging his head against the tree when finding out about Cathy's death,
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More examples of Excessive Emotions?
Linton, "My life depends on you/ You have to take care of me!"- Linton begging Young Cathy to take care him b/c he is ill, Lockwood screams at the ghost
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Examples of Isolation and Loneliness in Wuthering Heights?
Heathcliff, especially after having achieved revenge, which leads to his death, Cathy's dream about Heaven and being thrown out, Young Cathy's early years at Grange- not allowed to leave,
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More Examples of Isolation and Loneliness in Wuthering Heights?
Isabella- lonely at the Grange and marries Heathcliff, becomes even more isolated as family reject her
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Themes of Emotional Manipulation in Wuthering Heights?
Linton and YC- goes to visit him and he exaggerates illness to make her feel sorry for him, Cathy to Heathcliff when she is ill- "You murdered me!",
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More Themes of Emotional Manipulation in Wuthering Heights?
Heathcliff comparing himself to Edgar with Cathy- "These are the days I spent with you!", Heathcliff manipulates Linton and YC's connection through their love letters
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Themes of Crimes, Lawlessness and Abuse in Wuthering Heights?
Heathcliff and Isabella- verbally abuses her and implied that he is abusing her- "Is he a devil?", Heathcliff helping Hindely to drink himself away and play poker- debting himself to Heathcliff, Heathcliff locking up Young Cathy
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Themes of Horror and Terror in Wuthering Heights?
Cathy's ghost that terrorises Lockwood, Heathcliff's comparisons to an animal
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Themes of Jealousy in Wuthering Heights?
Heathcliff towards Edgar, Cathy later towards Isabella, Hindely to Heathcliff
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Effects of death in Wuthering Heights
Lighter and happier at Wuthering Heights post Heathcliff's death, Hindely taking control of Wuthering Heights following Earnshaw's death- negative and Heathcliff taking control following Hindely's death- negative
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Themes of Change in Wuthering Heights?
Cathy's civilisation after staying at the Grange, Heathcliff making money and gaining control of the Heights, Cathy marrying Edgar, Openess of the Heights following Heathcliff's death
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Themes of the supernatural in Wuthering Heights?
Cathy's ghost at the beginning, Heathcliff's feeling Cathy's ghost of the Moor, Nelly comparing Heathcliff to goblins, Heathcliff and Cathy's ghost spotted together
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Wild landscapes in Wuthering Heights
The Moors, especially with its pathetic fallacy
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Attitudes to women in Wuthering Heights
Lockwood's reaction to YC, Cathy being bound by marriage, Isabella being able to run off with her son and YC's loss of and later regaining her land
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Houses being Prisons
Heathcliff locks up YC and Nelly at the Heights, Cathy not being able to leave the Heights in her dream, YC at the Grange (not allowed to leave)
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Themes of darkness, decay and shadows
Shadows- Heathcliff being in the shadows when finding out about Cathy's engagement, decay- the three graves at the end, Darkness- the Moors
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Religious concepts in Wuthering Heights
Joseph forcing them to read sermons, Cathy's dream about Heaven, "Disturbing the dead"- Nelly's reaction about Heathcliff digging up Cathy
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Tyrannical rule in Wuthering Heights?
Hindely to Heathcliff- sending him to work, Heathcliff later over Hareton- refuses him education, Heathcliff over YC, Heathcliff over Isabella- hangs her dog before they leave
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Sanity and insanity in Wuthering Heights?
Heathcliff feeling Cathy's ghost post revenge, Cathy before she dies- pregnant and not eating, works herself into an illness
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Nature vs Civilisation in Wuthering Heights?
When Cathy returns from the Grange, talks down to Heathcliff, YC and Linton making fun of Hareton for not having an education, Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange in general
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The Outsider in Wuthering Heights?
Heathcliff in general- for example, not allowed to stay at the Grange when Cathy is attacked, Hindely when he sent away b/c of Heathcliff, Lockwood when he arrives
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Love and sacrifice in Wuthering Heights?
YC sacrificing her future to see her father before he dies, Heathcliff's obsessive love for Cathy and Cathy for Heathcliff, Edgar's love for Cathy despite her actions, Isabella's sacrificing her family to marry Heathcliff
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Weakness and vulnerability in Wuthering Heights?
Heathcliff's only weakness- Cathy, Linton is weak from birth, Cathy vunerable when ill and open to Heathcliff
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Regret and resentment in Wuthering Heights?
Heathcliff resents Edgar, for taking Cathy away, and Hindely, for degrading him, Cathy regrets not marrying Heathcliff, Isabella regrets marrying Heathcliff, Heathcliff somewhat resents Linton, Hareton and YC resent Heathcliff
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