Anger And Violence In Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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In Emily Bronte’s novel, Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff’s anger, and violence are learned, he is not born angry and mean. Throughout the story, Heathcliff’s anger arouses from his desire to acquire Wuthering Heights, the fight between him and Edgar over who deserves Catherine's love and marriage, and how Linton, Heathcliff and Isabella’s son, came back into Heathcliff’s life. To begin with, Heathcliff’s anger began to sprout because he was determined to one day own Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff felt like he was in lots of competition with others in order to one day inherit the house. Nelly is talking to Heathcliff and says, “half a dozen nephews shall erase her title, please heaven. Abstract your mind from the subject at present-you are…show more content…
However, Catherine ended up marrying Edgar. In a scene from the novel, Catherine and Heathcliff are near each other and are talking until Catherine says, “get away, now; he’ll return with a brace of pistols, and half a dozen assistants. If he did overhear us, of course, he’d never forgive you. you’ve played me and I'll turn, Heathcliff! But, go-make haste! I’d rather see Edgar at bay than you.” Heathcliff replies with, “do you suppose I'm going with that blow burning in my gut? By hell, no! I’ll crush his ribs in like a rotten hazelnut before I cross the threshold! If I don’t floor him now, I shall murder him now, I shall murder him sometime so, as you value his existence, let me get at him”(127)! Catherine was trying to look out for Heathcliff so Edgar didn’t try and hurt or merely kill him if he had found out that the two of them had been talking. However, since Heathcliff thrives on anger and violence, he decided to tell Catherine that he was willing to fight Edgar in order to get her love. Heathcliff finds that fighting and killing is the only answer to winning over Catherine. His anger increases because of the marriage between Catherine and

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