Wuthering Heights - key Gothic quotes

Quotes from throughout the novel with regards to a Gothic aspect.

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Wuthering Heights - Key Quotes
Chapter 1:
`atmospheric tumult'
`Pure, bracing ventilation'
`large, jutting stones.'
`grotesque carving'
Pg 4
`dark-skinned gypsy'
`erect and handsome figure... rather morose'
Pg 5
`lusty dame'
Pg 7
Chapter 2:
`large, warm, cheerful apartment'
Pg 10
`rough and uncultivated'
Pg 12, 13
`genuine bad nature.'
`unmannerly wretch.'
Pg 12, 16
`t'devil, like yer mother afore ye!'
Pg 15
`The little witch put a mock malignity into her beautiful eyes'
`They wouldn't let me go to the end of the garden-wall.'
Pg 15, 16
`hairy monsters' `beasts'
Pg 17

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Chapter 3:
`melancholy voice sobbed'
`Let me in ­ let me in!'
Pg 25
`crushing his nails... grinding his teeth'
`dashing a tear from his eye'
`uncontrollable passion of tears'
`Come in! Come in!'
Pg 26, 28
`ghosts and goblins'
Pg 27
`she must have been a changeling ­ wicked little soul'
`punishment for her mortal transgressions'
Pg 27
Chapter 4
`as dark almost as if it came from the devil.…read more

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Chapter 5
`bonniest eye and sweetest smile'
`she was much too fond of Heathcliff.'
Pg 42
`pictured heaven as they did'
Pg 44
Chapter 6
`We don't in general take to foreigners here'
Pg 46
`he bore his degradation pretty well at first'
`Heathcliff a flogging' `thrash Heathcliff'
`foulmouthed thief'
`strange acquisition'
`wicked boy'
Pg 46, 47, 50
`as rude as savages'
`run away to the moors in the morning and remain there all day.…read more

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Pg 49, 50, 51
Chapter 7
`fine clothes and flattery'
`graceful damsel'
Pg 53, 54
`very black and cross... funny and grim'
`I like to be dirty and I will be dirty.'
`proud heart'
`I wish I had light hair and a fair skin... and had a chance of being rich as he will be!'
`black fiends... devils spies... innocent angels'
`Emperor of China... Indian queen... frame high notions of my birth'
`seized a tureen of hot apple-sauce... dashed it'
`I shall pay Hindley back.…read more

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Hareton's skull on the steps'
Pg 75, 75
`disorderly, comfortless home into a wealthy respectable one'
`If I were in heaven... I should be extremely miserable.'
`heaven did not seem to be my home; and I broke my heart with weeping... flung me out... on
the top of Wuthering Heights; where I woke sobbing for joy.
`It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff'
`My love for Linton is like the foliage of the woods.…read more

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Pg 102, 106, 107
Chapter 11
`Devil daddy'
`raised a goblin'
Pg 109, 110,
`moral poison that would contaminate the most virtuous'
`this lamb of yours threatens like a bull'
`sucking leveret'
`milk-blooded coward'
`I'd kick him with my foot and experience considerable satisfaction. Is he weeping or is he
going to faint for fear?'
`struck him full on the throat a blow'
`I shall murder him sometime'
Pg 114, 115,
`I'll try to break their hearts by breaking my own.…read more

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Chapter 13
`Is Mr Heathcliff a man? If so, is he mad? If not, is he a devil?'
`what I have married'
`ruffianly child, strong in limb... look of Catherine in his eyes'
`his eyes too (Hindley), were like a ghost of Catherine's'
`How powerful I should be possessing such an instrument!'
`hell shall have (HC) his soul! It will be ten times blacker' (Hindley)
`not rouse in me the terror to that which he wakens.…read more

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HC eyes) burned with anguish'
`You have killed me' (Cathy)
`Why shouldn't you suffer? I do' (Cathy)
`Catherine deem that Heaven would be a land of exile to her'
`Are you possessed with a devil?' (HC to Cathy)
`while you are at peace, I shall writhe in the torments of hell'
`he's in my soul'
`shattered prison'
`foamed like a mad dog' (HC)... `(not) a creature of my own species'
`Why did you betray your own heart, Cathy?
`you deserve this. You have killed yourself.…read more

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Hindley to HC)
`treachery and violence, are spears pointed at both ends ­ they wound those who resort to
them, worse than their enemies.'
`Treachery and violence are a just return for treachery and violence!
`send Heathcliff to his right abode!'
`black countenance'
`sharp, cannibal teeth'
`slitting up the flesh...…read more

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Pg 200, 201
Chapter 6
`fetch my property myself'
`frail and feeble'
`my son is prospective owner of this place, and I should not wish him to die till I was certain of
being his successor.'
Pg 207, 208
Chapter 7
`The two cousins may fall in love and get married...…read more



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