Heathcliff In “Wuthering Heights”

Symbols – mostly settings

Wuthering Heights – an old farmhouse that Heathcliff and Catherine grew up together symbolizes energy, excitement and affection.

Thrushcross Grange is the house owned by the Lintons and later visited by Lockwood. It symbolizes a place with disciplined, elevated and civilized culture.

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Moors- A place where great adventures dwell in Catherine’s and Heathcliff’s memories. It symbolizes ferocious tendencies and exciting and mysterious mood of the unknown. The moor helps establish a certain mood in the novel including the part where Lockwood first appears to the Moor. He becomes afraid to walk through the moors at night, symbolizing that certain mysterious mood. Eventually Catherine and Heathcliff ‘s tombs are located on the moors due to their affection for each other and their tenderness for the wilderness.

Motifs

Repetition – The repetitive behaviors of the characters continue after the birth of Linton Heathcliff and Cathy Linton and Hareton Earnshaw. For example, the degrading and condescending actions by Hindley to poor young Heathcliff repeats just as Heathcliff treated Hareton just as he had been treated in the past by his father. The repetitive mockery and humiliation of being a lower class, being illiterate and uneducated accent and swears.

Setting: Include function

It begins in 1770s and ends in 1802. Most of the events occur between Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange

Conflicts: Briefly explain each

Heathcliff loves Catherine but Catherine loves both Heathcliff and Edgar. When Catherine dies, leaving Cathy behind with her dad, Heathcliff is mad at Edgar for taking Catherine away from him. He plans an avenge against Edgar to make Cathy fall in love with his son with Edgar’s beloved sister and taking all her money. When Heathcliff makes Cathy fall in love with his son, then he will force her to marry him and take all her money.

Possible Themes – Topics of Discussion (elaborate) minimum of 2

Love and Passion – Edgar loves Isabella, Cathy and Catherine as much as she loves him and Heathcliff. The passionate love between Catherine and Heathcliff makes them both soulmates and tragic lovers who never end up together. Heathcliff;s unending passion makes him so angry when Catherine dies that he plans a revenge plan to get back to Edgar for taking her away from him.

Femininity

Revenge – Most of the actions are derived from revenge in one way or another in the book. Mostly from Heathcliff, he plans to get back at Edgar for taking his love away from him by planning to take his daughter and force him her to marry his son forcefully in order to take his money and his daughter, his love. Also, Heathcliff pretends to love Isabella since Edgar wouldnt approve and breaks her heart, just as he intended and taking her money along with it.

Changing The Face Of Poverty Summary

In Changing the Face of Poverty the author, Diana George, begins with her annual food drive at St. Vincent de Paul, and every day she receives bills and catalogs with appeals like the Navajo Health Foundation, little Brothers, and many others. In those was Habitat for Humanity. As a member of this club, I know the duties and responsibility towards this organization. George states that Habitat for Humanity is not as helpful as it seems. She says that the organization limits poverty to just third-world countries, it increases their debt problems and over exaggerate the way to get out of poverty. George thinks organizations like Habitat for Humanity isn’t living up to what they should be doing, is guilt tripping them to donating to their organizations, and is giving the wrong impression to poverty, showing that poverty only happens in third-world countries.

A New Yorker ad for Children, Inc. reads, You don’t have to leave your own country to find third-world poverty. Under this ad she discovers a black-and-white photo of a little girl with torn up clothing. George examines a particular representation of poverty-publicly produced by Habitat for Humanity-in order to suggest that reliance on stereotypes of poverty can work against the aims of the organization producing them. Most ads put sad children or pets to guilt trip people into donating money or clothes.

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Habitat for Humanity’s goal is to eliminate poverty housing from all around the world, but the problem with that is a lot of people have inadequate housing. George brings our attention to how the problem of poor housing and its solution are represented especially in publicity material produced and distributed by the organization, and how those representations can feed into the trouble that Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofits use to advocate to change the ways Americans think of helping others. George says, Habitat must produce publicity appeals aimed at convincing potential donors to give time, money, and materials.

Poverty is all around the world and is happening down the street. Poverty in the US is different from a third-world country but it still happening. Most don’t appear to have ripped clothes, but are struggling every day to feed their family, pay rent, and find jobs that pay more than with costs for daycare. Habitat chooses third-world countries and place sad children with torn up clothes in their ads so that many can feel sad for them and want to help. I know a few people who seem that they have everything they need but little people know the truth that they are struggling to pay rent and pay their families.

I don’t agree with George because as a member we actually help others around out area and anyone we can. I have been in this club for about 3 years now and we continue to help others in any way we can. Poverty is everywhere and helping others, here in the US or any other country should just be in our nature. Other organizations, like Habitat, do target more third-world countries more because they have more poverty than the US.

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