The Bond That Comes With Love

619 words - 3 pages

In Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, the forbidden love between Heathcliff and Catherine leads them to lifetimes of isolation. The true love connection between them can never be broken and remains strong even through a series of difficult events. Heathcliff and Catherine’s traumatic experiences lead them to lives of isolation. Despite their constant physical isolation, their emotional connection will always be strong parts of their lives.
Catherine informs Nelly of her upcoming marriage to Edgar, regardless of her feelings for Heathcliff. When Nelly questions if she is making the right decision, Catherine says, “My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks...Nelly, I am Heathcliff-he’s always, always in my, don’t talk of our separation again-it is impracticable...” (Bronte 82). Catherine is unable to even think of being separated from Heathcliff because their love is immortal. She is so positive their separation is ...view middle of the document...

” Stevenson stresses how literally Heathcliff talks. He literally cannot be without her. Here, Heathcliff refers to the love connection Catherine was talking about and again refers to how strong it is. Although (almost constantly) physically isolated, mentally and emotionally Catherine and Heathcliff are never apart.
Even after Catherine dies, Heathcliff feels desperate to ensure the bond persists. Heathcliff talks to Catherine (and her now widowed husband) Edgar’s son, Haereton, but is haunted by what he sees, “But, when I look for his father in his face, I find her every day more! How the devil i he so like? I can hardly bear to see him” (Bronte 303). Heathcliff loves Catherine. Thinking about this major part of her life he wasn’t involved in disturbs him. In fact, it disturbs him so much he can’t even stand to be around her son. Writer Eric P Levy explains the bond between Catherine and Heathcliff more in depth in “The Psychology of loneliness in ‘Wuthering Heights’”.
Both Heathcliff and Catherine, by opposite means and in distinct circumstances, turn loneliness into a community of rejection...loneliness implies rejection of others, it also reinforces the sense of worthiness to be loved by another...only loneliness can make them feel worthy of love.
Catherine and Heathcliff connect through their isolation. Levy explains Catherine and Heathcliff operate out of isolation and their relationship would be completely different if they were physically together. The isolation they endure only brings them emotionally closer and more connected.
Pfeiffer 3
Catherine and Heathcliff’s lives bring them into states of isolation. The weird thing about this relationship is it functions through isolation. The more isolated they are, the closer they become. Catherine and Heathcliff prove physical relationships can’t compare to emotional connections. In Nicholas Sparks’s Dear John, John joins the army and leaves his new love, Savannah, at home. Through the entirety of their separation, their bond continues to grow stronger. And not only does their bond grow stronger but they do too. Catherine and Heathcliff’s connection grew stronger despite them being isolated for longer.

Find Another Essay On The Bond That Comes With Love

The 3 revelations that Holden Caulfield comes to in "Catcher in the rye"

732 words - 3 pages make himself go. This is curious too because as he's watching her ride the carousel he comes to understand the importance of allowing people to 'fall.' So we know he isn't sticking around to necessarily protect anybody, I think he just comes to understand that running away from people may be the easy way out but in the end it's not going to enrich his life. Staying with people long enough to make memories is what people should be doing in the end

The message of Frankenstein is simple- what is more important that anything is the warmth and love that close relationships with family and friend

1537 words - 7 pages Throughout Frankenstein it’s clear to the reader that the character’s are lacking love and affection and often deal with rejection and loneliness. The most obvious example of this is the creature’s story, where he faces abandonment from his creator and everyone else he meets. We also see this in Never Let Me Go where the only people who accept the children are those also like them, whereas their guardians seem to fear them. The creature faces

The War That Led to Love

2742 words - 11 pages It wasn’t my fault that England and France decided to go to war. It wasn’t me who decided that stealing King Philippe’s cow was a great idea. I didn’t declare war; I hadn’t even wanted a war. And, so, why was I sitting in a jail cell with a whole bunch of other innocent British? Why was it that I was soon to be sold as a slave for the crimes my country committed? Oh, I’m sure England was doing the same thing, but why me. “Your number is 1-0-6

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility- "The Crucible", "Silence of the Lambs" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

1256 words - 5 pages “With great power comes great responsibility”To what extent is this true of the texts you have studied in this unit?With great power comes great responsibility; however the texts studied in this unit show that this obligation is not necessarily fulfilled. The core text The Crucible ironically portrays the powerful institutions of the court and church to be acting irresponsibly in contrast to the integrity of the individual. The concept

Chicago: The City That Taught Me How to Love

1386 words - 6 pages , Illinois. I fell in love on the bank of the south-western tip of Lake Michigan, cradled by water-breaks on either side of me, in love with the city and with the person that persuaded me to go to the city in the first place. It was then, on the second day of April of the year nine and two thousand, that I can trace back to as being the most important, the most life changing, exciting day of my seventeen years of life as of yet. Because prior

Sonnetts; "The Long Love" and "Love That Doth Reign"

821 words - 3 pages In the first decade of the 16th century the two most important poets were, Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, earl of Surrey. They have made significant contribution towards the development of English literature during the reign of King Henry VIII. Both translated Petrach's work but with comparative difference in form and style. "The Long Love" by Wyatt and "Love that doth reign" by Surrey are translation of Petrach's 150th {109} sonnet. Each

Love and Prowess in The Knight with the Lion

3522 words - 14 pages is now capable of the kind of love his marriage to Laudine requires, stronger than courtly love. His capacity for love is first demonstrated in the bond that forms between him and his lion, as Grace Armstrong writes:   "After Yvain's first clumsy effort at marriage fails, I believe that Chrétien demonstrates his hero's worthiness to return to the married state by drawing attention to the couple he successfully forms with the lion. This

Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog

1708 words - 7 pages , because it doesn’t exactly answer the question “when”. On the other hand, it is a perfect answer to describe the mysterious nature of love. Similar to the nature of love, some stories also don’t have a beginning or end. Anton Chekov has been acknowledged to be the master of this kind of stories. People sometimes describe those stories as “a slice of life”. The Lady with the Lap Dog, for that matter, is an example to both unexplained love and

Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog

1166 words - 5 pages which is one of the definitive of literary realism established by Professor Agatucci; “[The Lady with the Little Dog] is an example of “A slice of life” such as ordinary people of contemporary times live in society caught up by social forces” (p. 3). The story’s main characters, Anna and Dimitri, their desire to be together are conflicted with the duties they have in common which are husband and wife to two different people. However, the love that

"The Lady with the Dog" A forbidden love

1656 words - 7 pages lady with the pet dog". Guruv shows some interest in her and makes the first movement, knowing that she could be a married woman; he decides to have one more affair. He is far away of the idea that this would be just one more woman on his life. In a short period of time they both fell in love with each other. They already know that this is an impossible love. "...the hardest, the most complicated part was only just beginning."("The Lady with the

How money conflicts with the love of sport

2051 words - 8 pages for? And What are we playing for? Coaches often say "play with your heart" during a competitive game and this doesn't come naturally. We have to learn and grow with a sport to appreciate it in ways that no-one can explain. So do professional players today play for the love or for the $400,000 cheque?Amateur athletes compete without any realistic hope that their sport will bring them riches or even cover expenses so why do they play? The lifestyle

Similar Essays

"First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage": Living Together, The Step Before Marriage

997 words - 4 pages . There does not need to be an in-between step between the love and marriage phases. Moving in with your partner is not the answer; by no means is that taking things slow. It is just a way to mimic a marriage with no license or vows. First comes love, then comes marriage. Perhaps the children know best.

With Happiness Comes Pain In Lois Lowry's The Giver

809 words - 4 pages photo of a blind painter. This connects to the book because no one can see in color besides the giver and the receiver, which is Jonas. Lois Lowry uses the literary elements foreshadowing, symbolism, and imagery to express the theme that one cannot have happiness without pain, in the book The Giver. To begin the author uses the literary element, foreshadowing, to show that pain comes with happiness. The foreshadowing in The Giver allows you to

Love The Weapon That Controls Essay

851 words - 4 pages crazy thing that can control ones mind and makes a person do things without thinking twice. This becomes evident through the actions of Romeo, Juliet, and Mercutio. Romeo’s point of view about love is that it can be very saddening and melancholy, but it also can be joyful, pleasant and exciting. Throughout the play, things that Romeo mentioned showed a lot about his opinion of love. “Love is a smoke made with fume of sigh/Being purged, a fire

Why Do People Marry?I Believe That Two People Get Married Because They Love Each Other. Our Society Today Is In Love With The Idea Of Love. Almost

1081 words - 5 pages I believe that two people get married because they love each other. Our society today is in love with the idea of love. Almost everything revolves around love and your significant other. Ever since we were little we have grown up watching fairy tales and love stories, and little girls grow up planning exactly what their wedding is going to be like. We grow up wondering when we are going to meet "the right one". Many people believe that there is