She realized that as much as she loved Heathenish she would never awry him because he had no money or title, so instead she married Edgar Linton.
An ill treated Heathenish was devastated and ran away from the Withering Heights Estate, leaving his problems behind him. 3 years later Heathenish returned as a rich and wealthy man, takes over Withering Heights and marries Edger’s sister Isabella Linton. Catherine falls ill and shortly after dies of brain fever. A devastated Heathenish lives the rest of his life bitter and mistreating everyone around him as he mourns for his lost love.Love, it is a complex emotion that two or more people share for each other.
There are any different forms of love such as; Maternal love, loving a sibling or a family member, loving a best friend or pet, love based on sexual attraction, being in love with somebody or just loving (caring) about a person. Writers often take these many forms of the emotion, mold it and turn it into a bestseller. The most famous love stories tell the tale of the love that does not prevail, or doomed love. This type of love is destructive, ruins lives, turns a character from a victim to a villain, and at times leads to a death.Not only does it greatly affect the lives of the people involved in the relationship, but also the outsiders who by chance got sucked into the complicated situation.
The most notable accounts of destructive love are the classical stories of Romeo and Juliet, Jane Rye, and The Great Gatsby. Emily Bronze exemplifies this fatal love in her well known novel “Withering Heights”. The destructiveness of love can be portrayed through the unhealthy relationships between the main characters, Heathenish and Catherine. Their love was their demise, their downfall, and ultimately their endings.Drugs, nicotine, alcohol, and caffeine are all substances that someone can easily become addicted to. All harmful and dangerous in their own way.
What is an addiction? Does it have to be a substance you put in your body for it to be classified as an addiction? Well according to Stanton Peel, “An Addiction is when a person’s attachment to a sensation, object, or another person is such a lessen, his appreciation of and the ability to deal with other things in his environment, or himself so that he has become increasingly dependent on that experience as his only source of gratification” ( Goodliest, Debra. Love and Addiction in Withering Heights. ” Readings on Emily Bronze: Withering Heights.
Deed. Halley R. Mitchell. San Diego: Greengages press, 1999.
119-28. Print. Many drug addicts become so addicted to taking that drug that they forget about everything else. They forget about their families, friends, jobs, and most importantly their health. When something stands in the way of their “drug’ they become mean, violent, yelling at others, kicking, and screaming. It isn’t until you take whatever their addicted to away, that they start to spiral downward and they go crazy, doing anything they can to get that feeling, the addiction gave them, back.Catherine and Heathenishly love is so deep and passionate that they cannot stand to be without each other.
Their love meets Stanton People’s definition of an addiction. Catherine states “My love for Heathenish resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Newly, I am Heathenish! He’s always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being. (Goodliest, Debra. “Love and Addiction in Withering Heights.
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Mitchell. San Diego: Greengages Press, 1999. 1 19-28. Print. ) Heathenish at one point in the book even tells Catherine on her deathbed that she’s killing herself therefore he is killing him.
Heathenishly passion for Catherine, even after her death, had essentially driven him mad. Garage Tyler theorizes that Heathenish fits the contemporary medical diagnosis of monomania, as defined by Jean Tontine Dominique Esquires, one of the founders of modern psychiatry. Esquires defined monomania as ‘the disease of going to extremes, of singularities one-sidedness. (“Monomania: The Nineteenth Century Theory. “Psychological Interpretation. N.
P. , n. D. Web. 11 Cot. 2011. ) Tyler then went on by stating “..
. Equally relevant to a diagnosis of Heathenish is Esquire’s listing of the asses of monomania: Monomania is essentially a disease of the sensibility. It reposes altogether upon the affections, and its study is inseparable from knowledge of the passions.
Its seat is in the heart of man, and it is there that we must search for it, in order to possess ourselves of all its peculiarities”.After Catering’s death, Heathenish slowly goes down the path of insanity in attempt to keep Catherine alive, not necessarily in reality but in his mind. This is when his addiction to Catherine became his monomania and eventually his downfall It is, eighteen years or so after her death that he shows signs of insanity. Much of what he says and does after Chapter 29 is symptomatic of monomania-hallucinations, insomnia, talking to himself or to Catering’s ghost, his preoccupation at meals and in conversation, his sighs and moans, his harsh treatment of Cathy and Hearten, and his being haunted by Catering’s image. (“Monomania: The Nineteenth Century Theory. ” psychological Interpretation.
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There is one point in the book where Heathenish begs Catering’s ghost to haunt him just so he can be close to her. “And I pray one prayer–I repeat it till my tongue stiffens?Catherine Earns haw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said I killed you?haunt me, then!… Be with me always–take any form– drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss, where cannot find you! ” (Bronze, Emily. Withering Heights.New York, New York: Penguin books, 1995. Print.
) Not only did Catherine and Heathenish s relationship affect Heathenish and Cathy, but it also affected other characters as well. Isabella Linton, Edgar Lint’s younger sister, met Heathenish and viewed him as a romantic hero and they married right away. However, Heathenish does not feel the same way about Isabella, or any way about Isabella. “l hardly regard her in the light of a cantonal creature… L did not love her” (Bronze, Emily.
Withering Heights. New York, New York: Penguin books, 1 995. Print).The reason he married Isabella was to get revenge on Catherine, but also to be closer to her. Heathenish constantly treated Isabella as if she were beneath him, worthless, not even worth thinking about. This attitude towards Isabella caused her to leave him after their son, Linton Heathenish, was born. In addition to Isabella, her older brother Edgar Linton also was affected by Catherine and Heathenishly relationship.
Edgar Linton, a rich young man, fell in love with Catherine Earns at a young age. Eventually they married and resided at Treacherous Grange where they had their only child Catherine Linton.Edgar loved Catherine Earns dearly but Catering’s feeling did not reciprocate.
She married Edgar for his money “in my soul and in my heart, I’m convinced I’m Wrong [about marrying her]’… ‘l can aid Heathenish to rise’… ‘My love for Linton is like foliage in the woods, time will change it” (Bronze, Emily. Withering Heights.
New York, New York: Penguin books, 1 995. Print). Although Catherine does not mistreat Edgar like Heathenish did to Isabella, she let it be known to him that her heart truly lies with Heathenish. Even after Scathe’s death people were affected.Catering’s daughter, Catherine Linton or young Cathy was forced to face the wrath of Heathenish. Young Cathy was trapped into marrying Heathenism’s son Linton Heathenish. The marriage was unloving and unemotional.
The only point of the marriage was Heathenism’s revenge on Catherine (the deceased). After Linton Heathenish dies Catherine is imprisoned at Withering heights with Heathenish, who treats her poorly because she is a constant reminder her mother. He yells at her constantly, insulting her by calling her “a witch”, forbidding her from talking at times.There are many other famous, well known novels that show that the power of love is as destructive as it is sweet. An example of this can be seen in ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F.
Scott Fitzgerald. In this book, the mysterious character Jay Gatsby has everything. The big house, the best parties, the finest shirts, but none of that mattered in the end. The only thing that does is his long lost love Daisy who lives across the bay. We find out that Gatsby doesn’t really love Daisy but he’s in love with the idea of repeating the past and the materialism that comes with Daisy. In the end Gatsby world comes tumbling down whenDaisy chooses Tom over him and he is then killed by George Wilson who believed that Gatsby ran over his beloved wife Myrtle (even though it was really Daisy).
Jay Gatsby and Heathenish are two very different characters from two very different books. They do have one thing in common; they share a common theme, the destructiveness of love. Jay Gatsby fell in love with Daisy at a young age. So in love that he became obsessed with trying to win her back. He went to major extremes (much like Heathenish) just to be connected with her again, such as buying a huge mansion across the bay from Daisy and Tom’s house.He threw elaborate parties to show off his money, and even collecting a bunch of newspaper articles and pictures of Daisy that he kept in a drawer at his desk. Sadly, his love for Daisy was ultimately the destruction of his character.
His main focus on Daisy clouded his judgment and in the end led to his death. Heathenism’s story, although a darker tone, is very similar to Gatsby. He went to extreme lengths after her death just to be closer to Catherine even if it was just a hallucination. His love for Catherine drove Heathenish to insanity turning him into a bitter old man, who took his troubles UT on the people around him.Each character had a different plot with different characters, but it’s their love that bonds these two people together. Their love, whatever the intentions for the relationship were, destroyed them in the end. Love in many cases is as destructive as it is constructive. Yes, it has its sweet, tender moments that make a person’s heart melt, wishing that their life goes through something similar.
Unfortunately, love can also be black hearted and cruel. The destructive side of love is unhealthy, cold, and unkind. It tears characters lives apart and often bringing other characters down with it.