Wuthering Heights Theme Revies, A look at the motiefs carried out by Bronte in her classic novel "Wuthering Heights".

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Change or die. That is the simplest way of looking at the theme, inadvertently or not, placed into Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. The theme in the book of course being the nature of love, that has to change in order to strive, that is in review in this essay.

Love, in its purest essence, was at course between Catherine and Heathcliff during their young adulthood. This love is pure and innocuous. Untainted by the aspects of the real world, they lived oblivious to all but the platonic aspects of a relationship. Moreover, in this vague sense of the world they where happy, they did not know there was anything else to be but lovers in a pure sense. Walking the moors together and doing childish, once again, innocent acts.

As all of us in life that are not caged away under a rock know, there is evil tainting our pure in life.

Predominantly, innocence has to be lost. In order to strive and grow on through life you have to have that first taste of the real life. Contrary to 50's sitcoms, of the green grass and perfect prim and proper neighborhoods, beliefs, life does not stay the same after where twelve. It starts to have a completely new appeal to it. Innocence has to be lost somewhere along the road to prosper and live on.

Heathcliff and Catherine did not have this sort of relationship between them. As mentioned before in the novel, theirs a doomed pair that undermined itself due to its lack of change. Not even a proverbial quick sneaked kiss exchanged between the two. This led to obvious problems in their lives, not to mention a thick plot developing.

Continuing through life in the same, self-destructive pattern, Catherine moves, but does not change, on to...