S: Wuthering Heights 1801
FC: Wuthering Heights | Vengeance
1: Vengeance | Vengeance: infliction of injury, harm, humiliation, on a person by another who has been harmed by that person; violent revenge. The infliction of harm, humiliation and injury by all characters upon others in Wuthering Heights is the epitome of vengeful activity. Heathcliff sought vengeance upon each dynamic character in time, and at the end, no one had been spared. Most plot events center around Heathcliff's actions in which he sought violent revenge. While Mr. Heathcliff was the primary character that displayed great vengeance, other characters sought revenge as well. Cathy upon Heathcliff, Linton upon Heathcliff, Edgar upon Heathcliff, Isabella upon Heathcliff and Hareton upon Heathcliff. Extremely evident, Heathcliff was the source of most desired violent revenge. The cover shows three important symbols from the book, graves for death, storm clouds for ominous events and a white rose for love. The rose, love, was the reason for all vengeance in Wuthering Heights. Mr. Earnshaw loved Heathcliff more than Hindley, thus spurring a feud between the two. When Edgar and Catherine married, this caused a lifelong hatred between the Earnshaws and Lintons. A storm often occurs prior to some sort of revengeful event. Death is the end of possible revenge in this book.
2: Most Dependable | “Oh, certainly, sir! I’ll just fetch a little sewing, and then I’ll sit as long as you please. But you’ve caught a cold- I saw you shivering, and you must have some gruel to drive it out.” (34) | Nelly Dean is, so it seems, one of the few sane characters in our book. Nelly is one of the servants in the two houses our book focuses on. She cares for almost every character during their illness at one time or another, and carries out tasks that need to be done. Nelly Furtado was chosen to represent Nelly Dean because they share the same name. The quote connects to our superlative as it shows Nelly being dependable when Lockwood comes down with a cold. | Nelly Dean
3: Biggest Flirt | “It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him; and that, not because he’s handsome, Nelly, but because he’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same, and [Edgar’s] is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.” (pg. 73) | Catherine Earnshaw stands out throughout Wuthering Heights as a flirtatious and unfaithful wife. From the beginning, she has difficulty choosing between Edgar and Heathcliff; this drama continues throughout the plot. This quote reveals Catherine as the flirt that she is. She is having conflicting feelings for two men at the same time, and is expressing these feelings to Nelly. Lindsey Lohan was chosen for Catherine Earnshaw because the readers experienced, throughout most of the book, that Catherine is more interested in pleasing herself, like Lindsey seems to be, than being a good citizen, or wife. | Catherine Earnshaw
4: Edgar Linton is most likely to succeed because he was bred to. From the beginning, the Linton parents were obviously higher class than the Earnshaw’s were. Edgar has a great deal of money, and manages his businesses well. We chose Zac Efron to be Edgar, as from Zac’s previous acting engagements, Zac seems to be an attractive male who is used more for his looks than his skills. While both Edgar and Zac have a lot to offer to their respective lives, neither is taken for much more than what they look like. This quote shows, however, that Linton is an intelligent human being and desires growth intellectually. | Most Likely to Succeed Edgar Linton | "Mr. Linton, on his part, spent his time in the library," (115)
5: Most Gullible Isabella Linton | "he has an honourable soul, and a true on, or how could he remember her?" (100) | Isabella Linton, when she first meets Heathcliff is smitten. She thinks very highly of him, and wants to spend more time with him. When everything transpires, the audience comes to find that Isabella thinks that Heathcliff is a good person. It is soon evident how gullible she really is, as she has turned a blind eye to the horrible person that he is. Dakota Fanning was chosen as Isabella because they seem to be around the same age and has similar features as those described in Wuthering Heights.
6: Cutest couple was chosen for Cathy and Hareton because by the end of the book, it is evident that this is the only healthy couple, and the only two that seem to actually care for each other. Hareton is described as a brute while Cathy is described with a sweet temperament with a bit of a temper. The two actors here exemplify how the book describes our characters. This quote shows how our two characters delight in and care for one another | "Contrary, then," answered another, in deep but softened tones. "And now, kiss me, for minding so well." "No, read it over first correctly, without a single mistake." (293) | Cutest Couple Cathy and Hareton
7: Most Obsessive Heathcliff “That, however, which you may suppose the most potent to arrest my imagination is actually the least, for what is not connected with her to me? And what does not recall her? I cannot look down to this floor, but her features are shaped on the flags! In every cloud, in every tree—filling the air at night, and caught by glimpses in every object by day, I am surrounded with her image! The most ordinary faces of men and women—my own features—mock me with a resemblance. The entire world is a dreadful collection of memoranda that she did exist, and that I have lost her!”(309) | " | Heathcliff obsesses over Catherine Earnshaw the entirety of the book; if it was not for his obsession, there would be no plot. This quote shows how obsessive that Heathcliff has become over Catherine. Every facet of his life somehow relates back to her. Johnny Depp has dark features like those described to belong to Heathcliff.
8: Most Dramatic Linton Heathcliff | "Her magnamity provoked his tears; he wept wildly, kissing her support hands, and yet he could not summon courage to speak out." (255) | Linton is a complainer. He, repetitively throughout the book, complains right and left about things that are not fit for him. He is weak and much like his father. Linton cares nothing for others, causing drama when things are not right. Our actor wears an expression of drama, and looks like one that would complain. The quote describes Linton's constant actions and drama. He cries and complains, but does nothing about what is wrong.
9: Most Original --> Joseph | "They's rahm fur boath yah, un yer pride, han, aw sud think i' the' hahse. It's empty; yah mud hev it all tuh yersln, un Him as allas maks a third, i' sich ill company!" (140) | Joseph is the most difficult character to understand in Wuthering Heights. He speaks with such an accent that it is almost impossible for the reader to value what he is saying. Due to his nature, we chose most original, as there is no other character with a character as interesting as Joseph's is. The actor chosen to portray Joseph has the same features as we had imagined in our heads for Joseph, old, gray and ratty. This quote gives insight to Joseph's extreme faith and his accent.
10: Most Improved Hareton Earnshaw | "He trembled, and his face glowed; all his rudeness and all his surly harshness had deserted him." (309) | Hareton started off with a good quality of life. He was cared for by Nelly and had many people around him. However, soon this situation disappeared; Hindley became a drunkard and Heathcliff came back to Wuthering Heights. Hareton became a brute and served as a servant. However, at the end of the book, Hareton had much improved and was gentlemanly. This quote shows how Hareton had a soft personality under his hard shell.
11: Most likely to abandon family Hindley Earnshaw | Mr. Earnshaw was, of course invited to attend the remains of his sister to the grave...but he never came." (163) | Hindley Earnshaw after the death of his wife, became almost inhuman. Alcohol was his only companion, and he chose not to converse with his sister, though four miles away. This actor does have alcohol problems in real life, but he looks like a Hindley, as he has a look of disgust on his face. This quote describnes the situation when Catherine Linton died. Mr. Earnshaw was invited to attend, but did not.
12: Best Looking Cathy | "with her golden ringlets flying loose behind, and her bright cheek as soft and pure in its bloom as a while rose, and her eyes radiant with cloudless pleasure." (204) | Cathy Heathcliff is frequently described as beautiful and attractive throughout the book, by many characters. The quote from page 204 describes her features that were specifically notable about her. In addition, Cathy is described as looking identical to her mother, who is said to be beautiful as well. Reese Witherspoon, the actress shares features with Cathy.
13: Secrets | Secrets of Wuthering Heights | I forced my son to woo my niece. | I only married Isabella Linton for her money. | I rode over to Wuthering Heights every night while Daddy and Nelly were sick. | I intertwined Heathcliff's and Edgar's hair in her locket. | I invited my niece to my house, held her hostage and then forced her to marry my son. | I bribed the sexton to bury my body on the side of Catherine's open casket so our ashes could mingle. | I brought a letter from Heathcliff to Catherine while she gravely ill.
14: Lockwood Arrives | Lockwood’s importance to the story, is that without his arrival to Wuthering Heights we would have never heard the story. In addition to this he allowed us to understand the ending with his return to Wuthering Heights. | Heathcliff’s early adventure into the Heights gave us the opportunity to experience what is classified as one of the greatest gothic romance novels of all time. He infused the book with drama and excitement, creating at times an exceedingly hostile environment for all characters involved. | Heathcliff Arrives at Wuthering Heights | Cathy taken in at Thrushcross Grange | This experience altered Cathy’s blue collar personality and transformed it into riches and royalty. This event gave the reasoning for why Cathy chose to take Edgar’s hand in marriage, later causing the vengeance created through the duration of the story. | Progression of Events in Wuthering Heights
15: Heathcliff overhears Catherine talking to Nelly | Hearing this conversation enrages Heathcliff with furious anger, and causes him to act sporadically by running away. His departure from Wuthering Heights provides Catherine with the opportunity to elope with Edgar, providing the drama throughout the rest of the book. | Hareton is born | Catherine and Edgar get engaged | The fact that Hareton is born changes the dynamics in the Earnshaw household. Frances dies, which leaves HIndly devastated, and he is now left with a descendant. | Catherine and Edgar getting engaged is one of the most important aspects of the book. This officially signifies Catherine's choice of money and higher social standing over love.
16: Heathcliff returns to Wuthering Heights | Linton is born | Catherine dies | When Heathcliff returns to Wuthering Heights, it is like the story picks up right where it left off when he left. Heathcliff comes back to seek revenge upon his former peers and also comes back to win Catherine over. | Linton's birth gives Heathcliff an advantage and a tool to use for his vengeance. Linton and his cousin are almost the same age. Also, it creates a male heir for the Linton name, as Cathy was a female. | The death of Catherine is one of the single most catalytic events in our plot. Because of Catherine's death, Heathcliff becomes slightly more crazy than before. Edgar also is mentally affected.
17: Isabella dies | Edgar dies | Linton and Cathy marry | The death of Isabella is important because it causes Linton to be brought back into the story between Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights. Isabella's death enables Heathcliff to gain control over his son. | The marriage of Linton and Cathy shows the manipulative power of Heathcliff. This also ensured that Linton, and thus Heathcliff inherited the Linton estate. | The death of Edgar signifies that Cathy is left without kind blood relation. While both LInton and Hareton are related to her, neither care a great deal for her. Also, Linton now has control over Cathy's possessions.
18: Dear Cathy and Hareton, My dear children, I raised you both from the womb. I knew your parents and grew up with the Earnshaws. You both are part of my soul. After everything we have been through, I am so pleased to see you two happy, and together. I could not have picked a better match if I had tried. It seems as though God knew what he was doing. I wish you two luck in your marriage. I know it will be a happy one, and I look forward to being here to see it blossom. I hope to care for your children, and see them grow into Godly human beings. Thank you for being such wonderful children; I have enjoyed most of the time I have been with your families. God bless you both, Nelly Dean
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