Love in "Wuthering Heights"
relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine. If were to This young remarkable woman could look into the depths of her soul and discover another world, different from “Miss Cathy and he were now very thick” (4) Nelly says. Later, at Within her mind Emily finds a hidden personality, one that has its own goal, its own. Tragic Family Relationships in Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte He lures the young Cathy, the daughter of Catherine and Edgar, to his house skills used for enriching the structure and the revival of the goal of the novel. While this may be a young girl's fantasy, I still believe that love has to contain Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff's relationship has defied the tests of only brings unrest to Thrushcross Grange and Catherine's marriage, but also her fanciful aims for wealth and status and chosen Heathcliff over Edgar.
The only film to draw on the whole book, bringing in the part that might be described as "Heathcliff's Revenge", is the documentarist Peter Kosminsky's otherwise uninteresting British version. Andrea Arnold, the British realist who directed this new Wuthering Heights, won major prizes at Cannes for her first two feature films, Red Road and Fish Tank, both resolutely set on run-down housing estates in present-day Britain — Glasgow in the first case, the eastern fringe of London in the second.
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They showed little indication of an interest in or aptitude for making a period movie in a lateth-century rural setting. In retrospect, however, one can see in the dangerously charming anti-hero played by Michael Fassbender in Fish Tank a likely Heathcliff.
When he shows a teenage girl how to catch fish by handthere are reminders of the idyllic scenes in Ken Loach's Kes where the lonely boy finds transcendence in training his predatory bird in the Yorkshire countryside. Following Ben Hecht's example, Arnold and her co-writer, Olivia Hetreed, have dropped the book's second half, but they have also jettisoned Lockwood as the initial narrator and greatly reduced the significance of Nelly Dean.
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The movie begins with the surly Christian gentleman-farmer Mr Earnshaw returning to his spartan home on the Yorkshire moors at Wuthering Heights with a teenager Solomon Glave he's found wandering the streets of Liverpool. Described in the novel as black-eyed with a dark complexion and possibly of gypsy stock, he is immediately identified in the film as black, and scorned as a "nigger".
Told nothing of his background, we're left to infer that he's a fugitive slave, and we inevitably think of Samuel Johnson's devoted servant Francis Barber. But the movie does little to explore his character other than seeing him as a perpetual outsider, although we seem to be looking at the world through his eyes. We're made to understand the sense of wonder Heathcliff feels in the awesome countryside.
My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods. When Nelly points out the dangers of that, Catherine confirms she is only concerned with the present, and considering that Linton is handsome and rich now, there is nothing to worry about. Linton is the safe choice. He is not Heathcliff, and considering that Cathy will not allow herself to love Heathcliff, Linton is the right choice. Cathy is also proud. I think a great part of her decision to marry Linton comes from the fact she would not be satisfied to stoop so low as to give herself to Heathcliff.
He is, after all, a social outcast and pariah.
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With Linton, she has social standing. They have nothing in common, and Cathy admits to feeling bored. Her mental and physical health suffers because of it. Cathy feels everything tremendously, but her desire for Heathcliff is killing her. Cathy is torn apart by indecision, and Edgar is jealous and hurt: Edgar is distraught, as is Heathcliff.
Her brow smooth, her lids closed, her lips wearing the expression of a smile; no angel in heaven could be more beautiful than she appeared. And I partook of the infinite calm in which she lay: Heathcliff forms a singular contrast to his abode and style of living. He is a dark-skinned gypsy in aspect, in dress and manners a gentleman — that is, as much a gentleman as many a country squire: They become playmates — one as wild and untamed as the other, and to say Heathcliff influences her would be an understatement.
I pray that he may break your neck I hope he will not die before I do! He inflicts emotional abuse, humiliation, and physical violence on her; Isabella relates her situation in a letter to Nelly: If so, is he mad?
And if not, is he a devil? I sometimes wonder at him with an intensity that deadens my fear; yet, I assure you, a tiger or venomous serpent could not rouse terror in me equal to that which he wakens. In one scene, he even throws a knife at her. She says of Heathcliff: Heathcliff…checking fiercer demonstrations with a punch of his foot. Heathcliff suffered through a painful upbringing as a victim of physical and emotional abuse.
While it might account for some of his adult inclinations, it should not excuse them. Heathcliff suffered, yes, but he made others suffer, too. He was lonely and being bullied by her brother; she was lonely and feeling neglected by her family.
The maid, Nelly, observes their childhood relationship: The greatest punishment we could invent for her was to keep her separate from him: Heathcliff is heartbroken by her absence, and even more so when she returns and he sees how she's matured. Heathcliff and Cathy both refuse to apologise to each other for who they are and what they want, and perhaps because of her stay at the wealthy Lintons, Cathy realises the importance of marrying well.
She even tells Nelly: Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same…. When Cathy eventually marries Edgar, her relationship with Heathcliff worsens. Heathcliff, for his part, refuses to let her go so easily. He is torn apart by her actions: Why did you despise me? Why did you betray your own heart, Cathy?
I have not one word of comfort. You have killed yourself. Yes, you may kiss me, and cry; and wring out my kisses and tears: You loved me - what right had you to leave me? What right - answer me - for the poor fancy you felt for Linton?
Because misery, and degradation, and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us, you, of your own will did it. I have no broken your heart - you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. So much the worse for me that I am strong. Do I want to live? What kind of living will it be when you - Oh, God!
Both their mental states deteriorate. They scream, they shout, they provoke each other, and yet they are unable to be apart. Cathy continually declares how she cannot be without Heathcliff: Their feelings range from passionate adoration to furious hatred, and they are frequently violent with each other.