In Wuthering Heights, what does Catherine's diary reveal about Heathcliff as a boy?

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The diary is key to understanding Heathcliff's character. His childhood was somewhat horrendous. He was an orphan living on the streets when Mr. Earnshaw brings him to live at Wuthering Heights . Although Heathcliff and Catherine get along, Hindley is very jealous and when his father dies, forces Heathcliff to...

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The diary is key to understanding Heathcliff's character. His childhood was somewhat horrendous. He was an orphan living on the streets when Mr. Earnshaw brings him to live at Wuthering Heights. Although Heathcliff and Catherine get along, Hindley is very jealous and when his father dies, forces Heathcliff to live like a servant and he gets no education. Hindley's abuse gets even worse after his wife dies and Heathcliff's only friend is Catherine. Even Catherine betrays him when she says she could never marry Heathcliff because of his lack of social standing. The diary helps explains much of the adult Heathcliff's lack of feeling towards others and his search for revenge.

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