Wuthering Heights Argue whether Heathcliff was either redeemable or justified in his actions. Since faith -in a strictly religious sense of the word-is not a major- or actually minor thread , matters of obligation towards one's fellow man(or woman) and morality are left up to the individual reader's own philosophy. In chapter 31 (about three pages in from the-"it would be odd if I thwart myself, " he muttered..."but , when I look for his father in his face. I find  her very day more! How the devil is he so like ? I can hardly bear to see him."  while heathcliff may not regret his horrible actions He is aware that he is paying for them by the slowly creeping possession of his soul ; he is being punished by not being able to shake the images of those he helped to destroy. just as catherine declared herself as one with him heathcliff is now bound to her memory . does this make any sense? do i ever?take it away my esteemed partner in literature.

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Heathcliff is the Byronic lover, brooding and dark.  Always there is this darkness and mystery associated with Heathcliff that is, as mentioned above, appealing to readers.  More than anything, however, the orphan Heathcliff seems to become almost imprinted with Catherine Earnshaw from his arrival.  "Heathcliff is I" she declares to Nellie.  Their love is an obsession from which there is no redemption.  Once Catherine is gone, Heathcliff cannot bear the loss; he is outside himself without control.

There is something appealing in the way that Heathcliff defies social conventions and norms and does precisely what he wants to do. I agree with others that towards the end of the novel, his obsession with Catherine (the younger) leads him to become less focussed on ruining the lives of his descendants and allows us to see his actions as the result of his thwarted love and his pain of separation from Catherine. Crucial to the novel however is Bronte's presentation of...

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