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Hareton vs. Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights Essay

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Wuthering Heights is a book written by Emily Bronte, which is composed of several static and dynamic characters. Its characters are oftentimes hard to decode from one another, whether it be their titles are alike, start with the identical letter, or will be the same name entirely. Wuthering Heights is about many problems of Bronte's time, like racism and class, through a love triangle involving a free-spirited lady, a rich, well-mannered guy, and a poor, discriminated man. Their love triangle outlives them and their offspring have their own love triangle. In my opinion, two of those characters that exemplify the racism and class problems face in the book are Heathcliff and Hareton, they are alike in that they're brutish, violent, and had similar adolescent experiences, however their dissimilarities because Heathcliff runs away from his tribulations and Hareton chases his tribulations and attempts to conquer them, caused them to turn out differently later in life. Heathcliff and Hareton had both tragic upbringings. Heathcliff was "embraced by Mr. Earnshaw after Mr. Earnshaw found him wandering the streets of Liverpool (Bronte 40-42) and Hareton was "fathered" by Heathcliff as seen when Hareton describes Heathcliff as "Devil Daddy" to Nelly (109). Heathcliff was abhorred by his adopted brother Hindley, also Hindley couldn't consider why his dad took in this "abominable creature" and treated "it" better than his own pure blood (42-43). When Mr. Earnshaw discovered that Hindley tormented and abused Heathcliff, Bronte says "This endurance made old Earnshaw furious, when he discovered his son persecuting the poor, fatherless child, as he called him. He took to Heathcliff strangely, believing all he said (for that matter, he explained valuable.

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