Biography[ edit ] Cathy Earnshaw is the younger sibling of Hindley, and is born and raised at Wuthering Heights. She becomes the foster sister of the orphan, Heathcliff, at the age of six, and the two become close companions. When a dog from the Grange attacks Cathy at her intrusion, the Lintons aid her by keeping her at the Grange for five weeks.
Create New His soul is as turbulent as the sea. A titan straddling good and evil, serving no master but his own considerable desires. Did you know he spent years in a Tibetan monastery? Which I guess explains all the desire.
The Byronic Hero is a type of character popularized by the works of Lord Byronwhose protagonists often embodied this archetype though they did exist before him. This trope gained prominence during Romanticism. Sometimes an Anti-Heroothers an Anti-Villainor even Just a VillainByronic heroes are charismatic characters with strong passions and ideals, but who are nonetheless deeply flawed individuals who may act in ways which are socially reprehensible because he's definitely contrary to his mainstream society.
A Byronic hero is on his own side and has his own set of beliefs which he will not bow nor change for anyone. A Byronic hero is a character whose internal conflicts are heavily romanticized and who himself ponders and wrestles with his struggles and beliefs.
Some are portrayed with a suggestion of dark crimes or tragedies in their past. The following traits are very characteristic of Byronic heroes and may be helpful in identifying them: Is usually male though female examples are not unheard of and is always considered very attractive physically and in terms of personality, possessing a great deal of magnetism and charisma, using these abilities to achieve social and romantic dominance.
One mark against him personality wise, however, is a struggle with his own personal integrity. Is very intelligent, perceptive, sophisticated, educated, cunning and adaptable, but also self-centered.
Is emotionally sensitive, which may translate into being emotionally conflicted, bipolar, or moody. Is intensely self-critical and introspective and may be described as dark and brooding. He dwells on the pains or perceived injustices of his life, often to the point of over-indulgence.
May muse philosophically on the circumstances that brought him to this point, including personal failings. Is cynical, world-weary, and jaded, often due to a mysterious Dark and Troubled Pastwhich, if uncovered, may reveal a significant loss, or a crime or mistake committed which still haunts him, or, conversely, that he may be suffering from some unnamed crime against him.
He is extremely passionate, with strong personal beliefs which are usually in conflict with the values of the status quo. He sees his own values and passions as above or better than those of others, manifesting as arrogance or a martyr-like attitude. Sometimes, however, he just sees himself as one who must take the long, hard road to do what must be done.
His intense drive and determination to live out his philosophy without regard to others' philosophies produces conflict, and may result in a tragic end, should he fail, or revolution, should he succeed.
Because of this, he is very rebellious, having a distaste for social institutions and norms and is disrespectful of rank and privilege, though he often has said rank and privilege himself. This rebellion often leads to social isolation, rejection, or exile, or to being treated as an outlaw, but he will not compromise, being unavoidably self-destructive.
Vampires are often written as this kind of character, as a way to romanticize an otherwise disturbing creature.
This is altogether fitting, as Lord Byron himself was the inspiration for one of the first pieces of vampire literature, The Vampyreby John William Polidori, Byron's personal physician.
Oftentimes, to highlight their signature brooding aura, a Byronic hero will be compared with creatures that have dark, supernatural connotations, with demons, ghosts, and of course, vampires, all being popular choices.
Love Tropes are often involved with this character, but almost always in a very cynical, existential way. Similarly, he could also be a Pragmatic Villainas the two follow their desires without care for others, but nonetheless have no interest in outright evil.
He may actually acknowledge that his actions are evil, but state that there's no way to accomplish his goals otherwise.
More overlapping tropes include Utopia Justifies the Meanswhich, like a Byronic hero's style, may be immoral or villainous acts in the name of some higher cause which would otherwise be a positive goal.
The Lovable Rogue shares the Byronic hero's charisma, likability, and tendency to break the law. A great number will also be Rebellious Spirits. In a Four-Temperament Ensemblethey will almost invariably be the Melancholic.
Classical anti-heroes have many flaws but without any violent or sociopathic traits Byronic heroes have. Tragic Heroes suffer from a specific sin in particular, which is treated as their Fatal Flawand are often well-intentioned or otherwise blameless.Arrivial in Wuthering Heights and becomes the favoured child of Mr.
Earnshaw, beginnings of relationship with Catherine 2.)Mistreatment under Hindley, loss of social position when made to labour and his rejection by Catherine. Catherine's choice of husband is the pivotal choice of the novel, changing everyone's destiny and bringing the two houses—the Grange and Wuthering Heights—together.
During her weeks of recovery at Thrushcross Grange, Catherine is made into a groomed and civilized young lady. Often viewed as the epitome of the free spirit, Catherine is torn between two worlds.
On one hand, she longs to be with Heathcliff, her soul mate: their life together, growing up and playing on the moors, represents the freedom and innocence of childhood. Wuthering heights, a representative work in Victorian Era by Emily Bronte, a famous female writer of the 19 th century in Britain, has greatly influenced readers.
Characters with incestuous subtext in a story. Even though incest is a taboo in many places in the world, it is not entirely impossible that accidental subtext can sneak in, either unintentionally or surreptitiously.
Wuthering Heights Movie Film site Emily Bronte's novel starring Paul Eryk Atlas as Heathcliff and Sha'ori Morris as Cathy Directed by Elisaveta Abrahall. Wuthering Heights Movie Film site Emily Bronte's novel starring Paul Eryk Atlas as Heathcliff and Sha'ori Morris as Cathy Directed by Elisaveta Abrahall.