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Motif The color purple quotation Wuthering Heights Quotation/chapter reference
Doubles Cathy + heathcliff Catherine boxes Edgar Linton on the ear.
Cathy + Hareton When he tries to leave Wuthering Heights,
Hareton+ heathcliff she becomes a master manipulator, shouting,
Wuthering heights v "No . . . not yet, Edgar Linton ­ sit down; you
Thrushcross grange shall not leave me in that temper. I should be
Hindley + heathcliff miserable all night, and I won't be miserable
Catherine+isabella+frances+ for you!"(8.77). Roughly twenty years later,
mrs Earnshaw+ mrs linton = Cathy pushes Linton Heathcliff after a fight
the missing mother about their parents. Though Cathy
apologizes, she also blames him, just like her
mother blamed Edgar. She does not want to
leave Wuthering Heights carrying the blame
for the scene: "Don't let me go home thinking
I've done you harm!" (23.49).
Roofleaf Symbolic of
African values
and ways of life
Education/culture Links between "Tashi knows she is Thrushcross grange Books are significant Cathy's diary. Joseph
African and learning a way of life symbolises culture quotes of the bible , Edgar in library when
American culture she will never live" denial of education result in Cathy dying
creates an p145 social punishment and
expression of humiliation.
freedom and Hareton acquires the
fluidity. Writing is learning and social skills
a chance for required to be withcatherine
expression and whether heathcliff never
freedom --. Used did/could
as a weapon
against men
The moors Constant longing But as much as the moors represent threat
and menace, they are also full of mystery and
mysticism. They are a source of comfort and
a respite from the prison-like atmosphere of
Wuthering Heights. To Catherine and
Heathcliff, the moors exist as a supernatural,
liberating, and boundary less region. For
them, the ultimate freedom is associated
with wandering on the moors. They often
describe their love and their own individual
identities through metaphors of nature.
Catherine's dying wish to be released on to
the moors reinforces Heathcliff's analogy of
Catherine as an oak contained by the
strictures of Thrushcross Grange:
[Catherine:] "I wish I were out of doors ­ I
wish I were a girl again, half savage and
hardy [...] I'm sure I should be myself were I
once among the heather on those hills. Open
the window again wide [...]." (12.46)…read more

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Ghosts Cathy's ghost torments "a waif for twenty years,"
heathcliff and Lockwood (111.55)
Heathcliff and Cathy sari "country folks would swear
seen in the moors after they on their Bible [the ghost of
died Heathcliff] walks," and they
report having seen him
"near the church, and on the
moor, and even within this
house" (34.99). These
reports could go either way.
That the villagers see the
ghosts too could mean that
they are not just figments of
Lockwood's imagination. On
the other hand, the villagers
may just be demonstrating
the same kind of
superstitious fear as Joseph.
Even drama-loving Nelly is
skeptical about the existence
of ghosts. When a
neighborhood boy reports
"They'd Heathcliff and a
woman, yonder, under t'
Nab [...] un' Aw darned
pass'em" (34.101), Nelly tells
Lockwood that she did not
see the ghosts herself and
that "He probably raised the
phantoms from thinking, as
he traversed the moors
alone, on the nonsense he
had heard his parents and
companions repeat [...]"
Sewing Folkspants Unlimited gives "our new vlue flower pants
Celie freedom ­ symbol of that mathc" unity between
emancipation shug and cleie
Making quilts is associated Sofia and cleie are united by
with alughter and relaxation making quilts
Share cloth = women's
solidary and kindness
Boundaries Celeie is tied to Mr ­ where Physical barriers walls, Lockwood barred from the When Lockwood returns- no
as shug is free widows, locks, gates and heights when he first comes boundaries
doorways. Which are to the heights / tries to barr I had neither to climb the
defended and breached. Cathy's ghosts/ Cathy and gate, nor to knock it yielded
heathcliff are barred at to my hand [. . . ]. Both
Thrushcross grange. doors and lattices were open
[. . .] what inmates there
were had stationed
themselves not far from one
of the windows. I could see
them and hear them talk
before I entered, and looked
and listened in consequence,
being moved thereto by a
mingled sense of curiosity
and envy that grew as I
Heathcliff's eyes "a couple of
black fiends, so deeply
buried, who never open
their windows boldly" (7.42)…read more

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Purple Purple= bruise=colours of Sofia was the colour of "an
robes of nobility eggplant" when beaten
Later Celie makes purple Shug wears purple "she like
pants and paints her room a queen to me"
purple "it pisses God off if you walk
Purple signifies abuse ­ by the color purple in a field
nobility somewhere and don't notice
it" existence is wonderful
something shug and cleie
share in `new chrsitianinity'
Nature Celie signals its importance "dear God. Dear stars, dear Wuthering heights symbols Both Catherine and
in her new faith trees " when with God you nature Heathcliff have an intense
are with nature. Equally dangerous and identification with the
violent as culture unruliness and brutality of
Landscape imagery used to nature. Catherine justifies
heighten emotional states her marriage to Edgar Linton
using comparisons to the
natural world:
"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." (9.101)
Heathcliff's appearance
draws endless comparisons
to nature. It is "bleak, hilly,
coal country" to Linton's
"fertile valley" (8.53). Bronte
does not set up a neat
opposition between nature
and civilization, though. First
of all, life at the Heights is
not exactly civilized; second,
the very name of the house
reflects its surroundings.
Like her mother, Cathy
yearns to escape the
confines of the house and
play on the moors. Hareton
slowly earns her trust by
giving her a guided tour of
some of the natural features
of the surrounding
countryside. "He opened the
mysteries of the Fairy cave,
and twenty other queer
places [...]" (8.85).
dreams Harpo is disturbed by the Demonstrate forbidden
nightmare of his mother's thoughts
murder Nelly has a strong fear of
dreams…read more


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