Heathcliff Revenge Quotes

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“The root of suffering is attachment,” (Buddha) is a quote that describes Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff’s suffering came from his attachment to Catherine and wanting revenge against the people who ostracized him and ultimately caused his death. In Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte uses Heathcliff’s futile attempts to get revenge to demonstrate that revenge is a choice you can take but it may end up making you miserable first. Even though Heathcliff has a strong desire for revenge, he isn’t the only one who spends time wanting it. When Heathcliff is found as an orphan and is brought to Wuthering Heights by Mr. Earnshaw, his son Hindley was very jealous of Heathcliff. Hindley wanted revenge once Mr. Earnshaw started showing favoritism for Heathcliff…show more content…
Heathcliff says to Catherine, “I'm trying to settle how I shall pay Hindley back. I don't care how long I wait, if I can only do it at last. I hope he will not die before I do!” (ch.7) The only way he could even stand to be mistreated was because of his love for Catherine. Heathcliff is the kind of person that most people can’t stand to be around. He is a man who is very moody and isn’t nice to people because he has been disliked by so many. He is rebellious and gets away with anything because of Mr. Earnshaw favoring him. He overhears his love, Catherine, say that she could never marry him so he runs away and comes back years later and starts getting his revenge on everyone who has wronged him. Heathcliff is a little bit of a loon and does some crazy things to get back at people. He marries Edgar Linton’s sister and is really mean to her to get back at Edgar for marrying Catherine. He puts Hindley, who became an alcoholic, into debt. He corrupts Hindley’s son Hareton after Hindley dies and forces the marriage of his son Linton to Edgar and Catherine’s daughter Catherine. After Edgar dies, Heathcliff becomes the owner of Thrushcross Grange. During Heathcliff’s vindictive acts against the families he becomes even more unpleasant. Heathcliff feels as if getting revenge will help him be noticed, but he makes himself more miserable than Hindley every made

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