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Wuthering Heights Chapter Summaries
Chapter Basic Summary Key Key Quotes Narrator
People
1 (I) Lockwood visits Wuthering Heights. Lockwood "Mr. Heathcliffe forms a singular Lockwood
Lockwood gives the first description of & Heathcliff contrast to his abode and style of
Heathcliffe and the sitting room. living. He is a dark-skinned gypsy in
aspect"
2 (II) Lockwood returns the following day and Lockwood, Lockwood
meets the rest of (Heathcliff's) family. The Cathy Linton
weather deteriorates and after being (1st intro)
injured by the dogs Lockwood stays
overnight.
3 (III) Lockwood is led by Zillah to Catherine Lockwood, "Terror made me cruel; and, finding it Lockwood
Earnshaw's (Cathy's Mother) bedroom. He Catherine's useless to attempt shaking the
dreams about the ghost of Catherine and ghost, creature off, I pulled its wrist on to the
wakes Heathcliff. He cannot sleep and Heathcliff broken pane, and rubbed it to and fro
waits until Heathcliff escorts him back to till the blood ran down and soaked the
Thrushcross Grange. bedclothes"
4(IV) Ellen starts to tell Lockwood the story of Ellen, Lockwood,
Heathcliff and his effects on the Earnshaw Lockwood, Ellen
family. Heathcliffe
5(V) Hindley is sent to college by his father Mr "I cannot love thee; thou 'rt worse Ellen,
after the deterioration of their relationship Earnshaw, than thy brother. Go, say thy prayers, Heathcliff
(it seems he `prefers' Heathcliff) Mr Hindley, child, and ask God's pardon. I doubt
Earnshaw dies several years later. Heathcliff thy mother and I must rue that we
ever reared thee!"
6(VI) Hindley returns for his father's funeral with Hindley, "Doubtless Catherine marked the Ellen
a wife (Frances). Catherine & Heathcliff's Frances, difference between her friends, as
rebellious nature revealed when they Catherine, one came in and the other went out.
sneak to Thrushcross Grange and Catherine Heathcliff The contrast resembled what you see
injured by the dogs. She has to stay there in exchanging a bleak, hilly, coal
to recover. Meanwhile, Hindley's animosity country for a beautiful fertile valley;
towards Heathcliff is further shown and and his voice and greeting were as
there are suggestions of Frances' part to opposite as his aspect."
play in this.
7(VII) Catherine returns having been taught how Catherine, "I'm trying to settle how I shall pay Ellen
to behave like a `lady' at the Grange. She is Edgar, Hindley back. I don't care how long I
aloof from Heathcliff who attempt to Heathcliff, wait, if I can only do it at last. I hope he
`smarten' himself to impress her. He fails, Ellen will not die before I do!"
throwing apple sauce over Edgar.
Catherine and Heathcliffe's relationship
had changed.
8(VIII) Hareton is born and Frances later dies of Ellen,
tuberculosis, Hindley gradually begins to (Lockwood
fall apart. Catherine and Edgar grow )
closer, subsequently moving away from
Heathcliff.

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IX) Hindley returns drunk and drops Hareton Heathcliff, "It would degrade me to marry Ellen
from the landing. Heathcliff saves him. Ellen, Heathcliff now; so he shall never know (Lockwood
Catherine talks to Ellen and reveals she is Catherine how I love him: and that, not because )
to marry Edgar, that she could not marry he's handsome, Nelly, but because
Heathcliff as he is too poor and rough, but he's more myself than I am. Whatever
that her heart truly belonged to him.…read more

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XVI) Cathy is born and Catherine dies soon "Catherine Earnshaw, may you not Ellen
after. Heathcliff visits her body before she rest as long as I am living; you said I
is buried. killed you--haunt me, then! The
murdered do haunt their murderers, I
believe. I know that ghosts have
wandered on earth.…read more

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Cathy spends her days nursing Nelly and
her father, and her nights visiting Linton at
Wuthering Heights.
24(XXIV) Nelly finds out about Cathy's night-time Ellen,
visits. Cathy tells her how she had made Cathy
fun of Hareton and caused irritation
amongst the three and she wanted to
return. Nelly immediately tells Edgar. He
forbids her from returning.
25(XXV) Edgar gets sicklier and reconsiders how he Ellen,
feels about Linton- not wanting to leave (Lockwood
Cathy with no inheritance.…read more

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XXXIV) Heathcliffe deteriorates- he does not eat I lingered round them, under that Ellen,
or sleep. He wanders on the moors seeing benign sky: watched the moths Lockwood
Catherine everywhere he goes. He is fluttering among the heath and
found dead in Catherine's room and is harebells, listened to the soft wind
buried alongside her. Lockwood leaves breathing through the grass, and
with Cathy and Hareton who plan to marry wondered how any one could ever
and move into Thrushcross grange.…read more

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