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ABUSED
"a sullen patient child, hardened, perhaps, to ill-treatment"
"he was as uncomplaining as a lamb"
Hindley: "show him what you are, imp of Satan!"
"he would stand Hindley's blows without winking or shedding a tear, and my
pinches moved him only to draw in a breath and open his eyes, as if he had hurt
himself by accident, and nobody was to blame"…read more

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ALIENATED
"alone in the world!"
Mr Linton: "I declare that he is that strange acquisition my late neighbour made
in his journey from Liverpool ­ a little Lascar, or an American or Spanish
castaway."
Cathy: "Why, how very black and cross you look! And how funny and grim!"
Catherine: "Mr Heathcliff, you have nobody to love you ... Nobody loves you ­
nobody will cry at you, when you die!"
Heathcliff: "I have to remind myself to breathe ­ almost to remind my heart to
beat!"
"yet when it was set on its feet, it only stared round, and repeated over and over
again some gibberish that nobody could understand"…read more

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AFFECTIONATE
"he bestowed more kisses than ever he gave in his life before"
Heathcliff: "I thought, once, I would have stayed there, when I saw her face again
­ it is hers yet"
Heathcliff: "Ill have her in my arms again! If she be cold, I'll think it is this north
wind that chills me; and if she be motionless it be sleep"
"If he loved you with all the power of his soul for a whole lifetime, he couldn't
love you as much as I do in a single day."
"Hush, my darling! Hush, hush, Catherine! I'll stay. If he shot me so, I'd expire
with a blessing on my lips."…read more

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ANGUISHED
"he struggled to vanquish an excess of violent emotion"
"bursting into an uncontrollable passion of tears"
"It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff"
Heathcliff: "Oh Cathy! Oh my Life! How can I bear it?"
Cathy: "You have killed me ­ and thriven on it"
"He was there ­ at least a few yards further into the park; leant against an old ash
tree, his hat off, and his hair soaked with dew"
"I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!"
"I have not broken your heart, you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have
broken mine."…read more

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