Wuthering Heights and the Gothic - Quotes List

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Wuthering Heights and the Gothic - Quotes
Setting:
Old buildings
' I paused to admire a quantity of grotesque carving lavished over the front,
and especially about the principal door, above which, among a wilderness of
crumbling griffins, and shameless little boys, I detected the date '1500''
- Ch 1, P4, Lockwood
Landscape - flavour of mystery or claustrophobia, metonymy
'A sorrowful sight I saw; dark night coming down prematurely, and sky and
hills mingled in one bitter whirl of wind and suffocating snow.'
- Ch 2, P16, Lockwood
'There was a violent wind, as well as thunder, and either one or the other split
a tree off at the corner of the building; a huge bough fell across the roof'
- Ch 9, P99, Nelly
Characters:
Overcome by anger, sorrow, surprise or terror
'Oh God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my
soul!' - Ch 2, V2, P199, Heathcliff
'Do I want to live? What kind of living will it be when you - oh God! would you
like to live with your soul in the grave?' - Ch 1, V2, P192, Heathcliff
Suffer from raw nerves and feeling of impending doom
'Do I want to live? What kind of living will it be when you - oh God! would you
like to live with your soul in the grave?' - Ch 1, V2, P192, Heathcliff
'Then she began describing with hysterical emotion the effect it produced on
her to see black; and started, and trembled, and, at last, fell a weeping'
- Ch 6, P52, Frances
Crying and emotional speeches are frequent
'Nelly, I am Heathcliff - he's always, always in my mind - not as a pleasure...
but, as my own being' - Ch 9, P96, Catherine
'You said I killed you - haunt me, then!... only do not leave me in this abyss,
where I cannot find you!' - Ch 2, V2, P199, Heathcliff
Women in Distress:
Fainting, terrified, screaming or sobbing
'Catherine's arms had fallen relaxed, and her head hung down.'
- Ch 1, V2, P194, Nelly
'Oh! Nelly, the room is haunted! I'm afraid of being alone!'
-Ch 12, P 145, Catherine
Tyrannical or Impulsive Male:
Power - lord of manor, father, guardian, etc and may demand the
intolerable
'As to your promise to marry Linton; I'll take care you shall keep it, for you
shall not quit the place till it is fulfilled.' - Ch 13, V2, P322, Heathcliff
'kiss me; what! it won't? Kiss me Hareton! Damn thee, kiss me!'
- Ch 9, P87, Hindley

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No, you're not fit to be your own guardian, Isabella' - Ch 14, P179,
Heathcliff
Supernatural:
Disturbing dreams and visions
'The intense horror of nightmare came over me; I tried to draw back my arm,
but, the hand clung to it, and a most melancholy voice sobbed'
- Ch 3, P29, Lockwood
'This bed is the fairy cave under Penistone Crag, and you are gathering
elf-bolt to hurt our heifers' - Ch 12, P144, Catherine
'The angels were so angry that they flung me out,…read more

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Will you give up Heathcliff hereafter, or will you give up me?' - Ch 11, P138,
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