Emily Bronte obviously uses episodes of injury, death, and sickness to advance the plot throughout the novel, but,how does she use “illness” as a metaphor to direct the reader’s opinion about the personalities of various characters?
Heathciff hangs Isabella’s dog. Hindley is an alcoholic. Old Mr. Earnshaw becomes an invalid and dies.
Choose one character and analyze his reaction to his/her own poor condition or analyze how one character responds to the suffering/disease/illness/death of another. Be sure to discuss what his/her reaction reveals about his/her character. Embed quotes if applicable or include specifics from the novel.
Resources? The novel and your brain–do not consult any outside sources (I have read most of them), and do not choose the same scenario as any poster before you!