ConflictSelf :-Is physically weak-Heathcliff despises him“What is my share in thee puling chicken?”“I despise him for himself and hate him for the memories he revives!...I’m bitterly dissapointed in the whey-faced whining wretch”-Lost his mother +uncle’s care and love-Thinks of himself better deserving-Is used as a pawn for Heathcliff’s revenge, forced to marry Cathy.- Is in mortal dread of his father.
Others-Hareton:rival for Cathy’s affection-Edgar :doppel ganger“A pale delicate effeminate he boy, who might have been taken for masters younger brother, so strong was the resemblence but there was a sickly peevishness in his aspect, that Edgar Linton never had.”-Cathy: Ally,united due to Heathcliff’s similar conduct towards them after marriage
Environment- Born in Gimmerton; resides for a night in the Grange; taken away to the Heights after Heathcliff claims custody of him- Physically and character wise: weak- “She comments stroking his curls, and kissing his cheek, and offering him tea in her saucer, like a baby. This pleased him for he was not much better”, Weakling
Reaction to conflicts• Submits to change – reveals weakness of character and lack of spirit.• This is a depiction of a defected weak and shallow nature.• The change: enjoys• REACTION TO CHANGE• -submits to change:when his custody i s passed over to his father• shows his weakness of character• -enjoys others miseris• "I wink ro see my father strike a dog or ahorse,he does it so hard"• “I was glad at first – she deserved punishing for pushing me”.• "AH!uyre a heartless,selfish boy!"• -is tactless,more selfish "the boy finding enough animation with discussing his weaknesses and deficiencies"
• "utter lack of sympathy had renderd young Heathcliff selfish and disagreeable,if he were not so originally"• becomes imperious and demanding: Linton can play the little tyrant well. Hell undertake to torture any number of cats, if their teeth be drawn and their claws pared.• self indulgent nature:"We were recalled by a scream. Linton had slid from his seat on to the hearthstone, and lay writhing in the mere perverseness of an indulged plague of a child, determined to be as grievous and harassing as it can."
Environment• enemy-condust towards Heathcliff,is in mortal dread of his father• "That proposal roused him from his lethargy, and threw him into a strange state of agitation. He glanced fearfully towards the Heights, begging she would remain another half-hour at least.”• Environemnt:Linton is raised in Gimmerton by his mother and does not meet his father until he is thirteen years old, when he goes to live with him after his mother’s death. Heathcliff despises Linton, treats him contemptuously, and, by forcing him to marry the young Catherine, uses him to cement his control over Thrushcross Grange after Edgar Linton’s death. Linton himself dies not long after this marriage.• biology:"the white complexion and slim frame of my companion, and his large languid eyes—his mothers eyes, save that, unless a morbid touchiness kindled them a moment, they had not a vestige of her sparkling spirit."• "A pale, delicate, effeminate boy, who might have been taken for [Edgars] younger brother, so strong was the resemblance: but there was a sickly peevishness in his aspect that Edgar Linton never had."
Linton• self indulgent nature:"We were recalled by a scream. Linton had slid from his seat on to the hearthstone, and lay writhing in the mere perverseness of an indulged plague of a child, determined to be as grievous and harassing as it can."• CONTRADICTION :• in words:• in actions:• in nature:changes from beong timid to commanding
NARRATORS TONE:• -disgusted "I began to dislike rather than compassionate Linton,and to excuse his father,in some measure,for holding him so cheap"• -frustrated "the provoking thing"• -irritated• -pitying