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Heathcliff and Catherine Essay

  • Submitted by: anonymous
  • on January 7, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 387 words

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Comparing the relationship between Catherine and Heathcliff & Catherine and Edgar

Catherine and Heathcliff consider themselves to be two halves of the same person. They do not have the ability to get close to anyone else and their relationships with other people tends to be superficial as they cannot connect with other people, which explains Heathcliff at the beginning of the novel. Catherine and Heathcliff live in their own little world and when they are separated from each other, they feel isolated. Their relationship was noticed by others in the novel as Nelly Dean quotes “she was much too fond of Heathcliff. The greatest punishment we could invent for her was to keep her spate from him”. This quote tells us that Catherine and Heathcliff were so close to a point where they would do anything, good or bad just to be together and the thought of them not being together would hurt them.
Catherine and Heathcliff spent their childhood together, but she met Edgar when she was twelve. Her separation from Wuthering Heights and Heathcliff began at that time. Three years after Heathcliff runs away Catherine and Edgar get married. The three year wait indicates Catherine's continued attachment to Heathcliff. She marries Edgar only because of his social economical status that she started to consider after returning from the Linton’s. This connotes that unlike Juliet Catherine is no longer as naive as she was in the beginning of the novel, where as Juliet becomes more naive after meeting Romeo.   Catherine describes her relationship with Edgar as “ the foliage in the woods; time will change it” this shows us that at the beginning of their relationship there was no love however the couples were expecting their love to develop within the marriage. The relationship between Catherine and Edgar was completely the opposite to the relationship of Catherine and Heathcliff, as she thought that “ it would be degrading to marry Heathcliff” yet she still had a strong attachment to...

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