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What is Heathcliff's core quest/mission in Wuthering Heights? Please provide examples of his reasoning for doing this. :) In Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, is a story that spans two generations.

At the story's beginning, Mr. Earnshaw, who is the master at Wuthering Heights, one day brings home an orphan from Liverpool. He intends to raise the boy, Heathcliff, as one of the family. Heathcliff and Catherine, Earnshaw's daughter, become very close. Hindley, her brother, is jealous of the attention his father shows Heathcliff. He goes off to school and Mr. Earnshaw dies. Hindley returns to Wuthering Heights, its new master, with a wife. Hindley loses no time in treating Heathcliff like a servant.

Catherine, who was injured by a dog bite and must stay at the neighboring Grange for five weeks, returns greatly changed in dress and manner. She seems a stranger to Heathcliff, and treats him differently. Eventually Heathcliff runs away, but when he returns, he is educated and has money. He is intent on vengeance.

In the meantime, Catherine has married Edgar Linton who lives at the Grange. From this point on,...

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