A discussion of the influences on personality development as seen in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights.
The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte. Specifically, what does Bronte seem to imply are the main factors in shaping a person’s personality? Through analysis of the story, factors such as childhood experiences, social class, and physical surroundings are highlighted as influences on personality development. Examples from the book are provided throughout.
“It seems to be Bronte’s suggestion that all the characters are creatures of their upbringing, and how they were born. He must have had some ups and downs in life to make him such a churl. Do you know anything of his history? (Bronte Chapter 4). Indeed, when he first came to the house it seems his personality was already set. He was hard, and the other children picked on him, but he simply shrugged it off.
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He was already used to needed no one, and he never changed.”