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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - Barron's Booknotes
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CHAPTER 20

- Linton is delivered to Heathcliff, who refers to the boy as his
"property." He thinks of Linton less as a person than as an
instrument for revenge. He says he'll treat Linton well so that
he'll live to inherit Thrushcross Grange, and hire Edgar's and
Hindley's descendants as laborers. So great is his obsession
with revenge that he won't even let his regard for Hareton stand
in his way.



NOTE: Notice how your attitude toward Heathcliff has
changed. In the first half of the book he didn't get what he
wanted (Cathy), so you felt sorry for him. Now he gets
everything he wants, and it's difficult for you to feel anything
but anger at him. Ellen has to lie to get Linton out of
Thrushcross Grange. It's wrong, but what else is there to do?
The end of the chapter is even more chilling, as Linton cries,
"Don't leave me! I'll not stay here! I'll not stay here!" Then the
latch falls...

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