we Theme of Suffering in Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte ~ Naija Poets


The Introduction

The book Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is one of the classic books with laudable review at goodreads. It has also gained adaptations based on the fact that 2011 movie tittle Wuthering Heights which gathered some levels of viewership success according to the record on imdb website. There are many themes from the novel ranging from betrayal, supernatural, death, class, family, etc.


The Theme

Below is a look at the theme of suffering in Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte:
"In the passion-driven characters–Catherine, Heathcliff, and Hindley–pain leads them to turn on and to torment others. Inflicting pain provides them some relief; this behavior raises questions about whether they are cruel by nature or are formed by childhood abuse and to what extent they should be held responsible for or blamed for their cruelties. Is all their suffering inflicted by others or by outside forces, like the death of Hindley's wife, or is at least some of their torment self-inflicted, like Heathcliff's holding Catherine responsible for his suffering after her death? Suffering also sears the weak; Isabella and her son Linton become vindictive, and Edgar turns into a self-indulgent, melancholy recluse. The children of love, the degraded Hareton and the imprisoned Cathy, are able to overcome Heathcliff's abuse and to find love and a future with each other. Is John Hagan right that "Wuthering Heights is such a remarkable work partly because it persuades us forcibly to pity victims and victimizers alike"' [Click Here for Details Themes on Wuthering Heights].


The Author

"I see heaven's glories shine and faith shines equal" is an example from her varying quotes about heaven. Though, the novel in discuss can be viewed from many other angles, Wuthering Heights is somewhat a story of family living and their differences in terms of personality. The author intended to share the habitual happening of her time. She was an anthor and a poet (The Night Wind, and At Castle Wood are two of my favorite poems). Emily Jane Bronte died at the supple age of 30 after a long battle with tuberculosis. She was born in the year 1818 in Thornton, England but died 1848 but died 1848 in Haworth, England.
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