Themes in Wuthering Heights

Mindmap of some of the key themes in Wuthering Heights with quotations to support themes/ key points. 

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  • Themes in Wuthering Heights
    • LOVE
      • "I am Heathcliff"
      • "My love for Edgar is like the foliage in the woods"
        • NATURE
          • Heathcliff's appearance draws endless comparisons to nature. It is "bleak, hilly, coal country" to Linton's "fertile valley"
          • To Catherine and Heathcliff, the moors exist as a supernatural, liberating, and boundaryless region
        • Catherine justifies her marriage to Edgar Linton using comparisons to the natural world
    • SOCIETY + CLASS
      • "it would degrade me to marry Heathcliff"
      • "wild, hatless little savage"
      • Thrushcross Grange = Civilised society
        • Wuthering Heights = WIld (opposite to Thrushcross Grange)
          • NATURE
            • Heathcliff's appearance draws endless comparisons to nature. It is "bleak, hilly, coal country" to Linton's "fertile valley"
            • To Catherine and Heathcliff, the moors exist as a supernatural, liberating, and boundaryless region
    • THE SUPERNATURAL
      • "Observed by me, when awake but forgotten"
      • "Terror made me cruel"
      • "ice cold hand"
    • FAMILY
      • "i began to feel unmistakably out of place in that pleasant family circle"

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