Emotions make humans

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Ana Bethsaida Avila Becerril
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Emotions make humans

Centuries ago, people enjoyed reading love and horror novels which employed the Poetic Justice at their endings.They liked to read about evil creatures being punished and virtue ultimately rewarded.
Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights took a completely different form from those kinds of happy love storiesand the polite subject matter in them. Readers were used to ugly evil creatures easy to hate and death deservers, but when a young and handsome man symbolized an evil creature, it resulted so strangethat readers didn’t know how to react.
The story takes place near the moors; dangerous land areas where it is easy to get lost or drown. This moors are exactly the place where Catherine andHeathcliff fell in love; and like their relationship, the moors are a crooked terrain where anyone could be hurt.
Wuthering heights projects a passionate attraction that combines the romantic andrealistic styles, illustrating its elements through nature, characters, and the supernatural. The cruelty of human nature is an example of realism, and this nature emerges as a stormy masculine force.A Byronic hero is defined by Thomas B. Macaulay according to The Oxford Companion to English Literature (Oxford University Press, New York, 1985) as "proud, moody, cynical, with defiance on hisbrow, and misery in his heart ... implacable in revenge, yet capable of deep and strong affection." Moreover this, Heathcliff is a man who lives to find revenge and, yet, a man who the reader iscapable of feeling sorry for. Everything happens to him. This is why Heathcliff is a perfect example of a traditional Byronic hero.
Heathcliff’s revenge takes the plot to a different view, insteadof being a love story; the novel turns to a broken heart story, in which the main character is now the one who causes pain to others.
Heathcliff has always been a tortured and battered man who...
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