- Catherines actions are motivated by social class when she recognises due to her upper class background she can not marry down in class to Heathcliff. She tries to change her class by living with the lintons and learning class from them and then by rejecting Heathcliff
- Heathcliffs origins as a working class, dark skinned gypsy determined ultimately alot of the illtreatment he recieved in later life. Because of the discrimination Heathcliff recieves due to his social class, he develops the “underdog attitude” and ultimately becomes a defensive man. Heathcliffes class changes from a working class homeless gypsy to a middle class yorkshire farmers son, to a domestic servant and farm hand, and then again to a middle class yorkshire landowner.
- Class struggle is a central theme found in wuthering heights. Class determines hatred, marriage, financial situation and occupation in Wuthering heights. The strict guidlines of class structure break hearts, bring about marriages without love and affect the physical and emotional wellbeing of every character.
- nelly, Joseph and Zillah play the role of domestic servants, employed by their middle class families. They play the role of symbolic working class society
In Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, the reader is introduced to the characters of Heathcliff and Catherine (Cathy) Earnshaw Linton -- two people who, despite significant differences in their social class…