Lockwood narrates this drama story through his diary book. Wuthering Heights takes concern in the relationship between Catherine and Heathcliff.
It’s not just a story about ill-fated theme, or romantic gothic love drama story since it’s wrapped with abuse act of revenge.
It’s more than that. Their relationship is the pillar of this book. Sadly enough, their love is eventually doomed.
What they can only do is see each other from a distance. Heathcliff is a vindictive person due to cruelty he gets from Catherine’s brother, Hindley.
Hindley makes him as a servant after he becomes master of Wuthering Heights after Mr. Earnshaw, his father, passes away.
Heathcliff takes his revenge on Hindley by ruining his life and everyone around him.
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Catherine Earnshaw has a feeling for a boy her fathers takes in. His name is Heathcliff.
Their love doesn’t end pretty, though. Catherine’s brother, Hidley, is envy to see his father and his sister’s affection towards Heathcliff.
Catherine is devastated when Heathcliff has to leave. In the end, they both marry other people.
Catherine marries Edgar Linton, a modest, and wealthy man who really truly loves her.
While Heathcliff marries Edgar’s sister in order to inherit wealth. Catherine passes away shortly after giving birth to Cathy.
Catherine’s husband, Edgar, is devoted to his wife and his daughter.
Why Should Read Wuthering Heights
After reading this book, if you haven’t read it, you’ll probably agree with me that this is one of the popular gothic theme novels in the English language.
Like any other famous novel book, I’d say that its book version is way better than the movies.
They are nothing to compare with the original book. Wuthering Heights had inspired many plays such as film and theatres.
Wuthering Heights Quotes
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Come in! come in! Cathy, do come. Oh, do—once more! Oh! My heart’s darling, hear me this time—Catherine, at last!
She was much too fond of Heathcliff. The greatest punishment we could invent for her was to keep her separate from him: yet she got chided more than any of us on his account.
The soft thing looked askance through the window: he possessed the power to depart as much as a cat possesses the power to leave a mouse half killed, or a bird half eaten. Ah, I thought, there will be no saving him: he’s doomed, and flies to his fate!
I saw the quarrel had merely effected a closer intimacy—had broken the outworks of youthful timidity, and enabled them to forsake the disguise of friendship, and confess themselves lovers.
It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him: and that, not because he’s handsome, Nelly, but because he’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same
My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I’m well aware, as winter changes the trees.
My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He’s always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being.
Oh, I will die, since no one cares anything about me. I wish I had not taken that. No, I’ll not die—he’d be glad—he does not love me at all—he would never miss me!
Heathcliff, if I dare you now, will you venture? If you do, I’ll keep you. I’ll not lie there by myself: they may bury me twelve feet deep, and throw the church down over me, but I won’t rest till you are with me. I never will!
I was a fool to fancy for a moment that she valued Edgar Linton’s attachment more than mine. If he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn’t love as much in eighty years as I could in a day.
Are you possessed with a devil, to talk in that manner to me when you are dying? Do you reflect that all those words will be branded in my memory, and eating deeper eternally after you have left me?
Loving!’ cried I, as scornfully as I could utter the word. ‘Loving!’ Did anybody ever hear the like! I might just as well talk of loving the miller who comes once a year to buy our corn.
The intimacy thus commenced grew rapidly. Earnshaw was not to be civilized with a wish; and my young lady was no philosopher, and no paragon of patience; but both their minds tending to the same point—one loving and desiring to esteem, and the other loving and desiring to be esteemed—they contrived in the end to reach it.
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So, from the very beginning, he bred bad feeling in the house; and at Mrs. Earnshaw’s death, which happened in less than two years after, the young master had learned to regard his father as an oppressor rather than a friend, and Heathcliff as a usurper of his parent’s affections and his privileges; and he grew bitter with brooding over these injuries.
they forgot everything the minute they were together again: at least the minute they had contrived some naughty plan of revenge.
I’m trying to settle how I shall pay Hindley back. I don’t care how long I wait, if I can only do it at last. I hope he will not die before I do!
It expressed, plainer than words could do, the intensest anguish at having made himself the instrument of thwarting his own revenge.
I meditated this plan—just to have one glimpse of your face, a stare of surprise, perhaps, and pretended pleasure; afterwards settle my score with Hindley.
He had the hypocrisy to represent a mourner: and previous to following with Hareton, he lifted the unfortunate child on to the table and muttered, with peculiar gusto, “Now, my bonny lad, you are mine! And we’ll see if one tree won’t grow as crooked as another, with the same wind to twist it!”
It is a poor conclusion, is it not . . . An absurd termination to my violent exertions? I get levers and mattocks to demolish the two houses, and train myself to be capable of working like Hercules, and when everything is ready, and in my power, I find the will to lift a slate off either roof has vanished!
It is far from being the case—I have lost the faculty of enjoying their destruction, and I am too idle to destroy for nothing.
My old enemies have beaten me; now would be the precise time to revenge myself on their representatives: I could do it; and none could hinder me. But where is the use? I don’t care for striking. I can’t take the trouble to raise my hand! That sounds as if I had been labouring the whole time, only to exhibit a fine trait of magnanimity.
Quotes from wuthering heights
Have you considered how you’ll bear the separation, and how he’ll bear to be quite deserted in the world?
Judas! Traitor! You are a hypocrite, too, are you? A deliberate deceiver. Your worthless friend! the sneaking rascal yonder. Ah, he has caught a glimpse of us—he is coming in! I wonder will he have the heart to find a plausible excuse for making love to Miss, when he told you he hated her?
What is it to you? I have a right to kiss her, if she chooses, and you have no right to object. I am not your husband: you needn’t be jealous of me!
I want you to be aware that I know you have treated me infernally—infernally! Do you hear? And if you flatter yourself that I don’t perceive it, you are a fool; and if you think I can be consoled by sweet words, you are an idiot.
She abandoned [her home] under a delusion, picturing in me a hero of romance, and expecting unlimited indulgences from my chivalrous devotion.
Mr. Linton was alarmed and distressed, more than he would acknowledge to me. In the morning, Catherine learnt my betrayal of her confidence, and she learnt also that her secret visits were to end.
Oh! i cannot bear it! Catherine, Catherine, I’m a traitor, too, and I dare not tell you! But leave me, and I shall be killed! Dear Catherine, my life is in your hands: and you have said you loved me, and if you did, it wouldn’t harm you.
Wuthering Heights Trivia
Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights was her only novel, and it was published in 1847.
Emily spent some money in order to get her book published after being rejected by publishers.
You’ll get interested in this unhappy love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff.
How a cruel act can change a person into a monster and how he tries to take his revenge in exchange.
In shorts, you’ll truly love to spend your spare time Wuthering Heights reading it.