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Wuthering Heights ­
Key Quotations…read more

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The Psychological
Supernatural focus/madnes
`...they may bury me twelve feet deep, `There was such anguish in the gush
and throw the church down over me, of grief that accompanied his raving'
but I won't rest till you are with me' `The entire world is a dreadful
`I felt that Cathy was there: not under collection of memoranda that she did
me, but on the earth' exist, and that I have lost her'
`She has disturbed me, night and day, `feverish bewilderment'
through eighteen years ­ incessantly `all burning'
­ remorselessly'
`her delirious strength'
`I tried to draw back my arm, but the
`mental deterioration'
hand clung to it'
`I should hardly know who was dead
and who was living'
`...affirms he has seen two on `em
looking out of his chamber window,
on every rainy night since his death'
`ghosts and goblins'…read more

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`atmospheric tumult'
`repeated over and over again some
`range of gaunt thorns all stretching
their limbs one way' gibberish'
`defended with large jutting stones' `Not a soul knew to whom it
`pure white ceiling bordered by gold'
(Thrushcross Grange) `...from the very beginning he bred
bad feelings in the house'
`close, sultry day: devoid of sunshine'
`Is Mr Heathcliff a man? If so, is he
`every breath from the hills so full of life mad? And if not, is he a devil?'
that it seemed whoever respired it,
though dying, might revive' `Lonely, like the devil'
`Catherine's face was just like the `I hardly remember to eat and drink'
landscape ­ shadows and sunshine `tore the pillow with her teeth'
flitting over it in rapid succession; but `...she was often in life, a devil to me!'
the shadows rested longer, and the
sunshine was more transient'
`...heaven did not seem to be my home;
and I broke my heart with weeping to
come back to earth' and the angels were
so angry that they flung me out into the
middle of the heath on top of
Wuthering Heights; where I woke
sobbing for joy.'…read more

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`He dashed his head against the `...she liked exceedingly to act the little
knotted trunk; and lifting his eyes, mistress' (Cathy)
howled, not like a man, but like a `growing more reckless daily' (Cathy)
savage beast getting goaded to death
`I'm not helpless yet' (Cathy)
with knives'
`I wish I were a girl again, half savage
`...make use of her nails; and their
and hardy, and free' (Cathy)
sharpness presently ornamented the
detainer's with crescents of red' `draw pleasures from the griefs of her
enemies' (Catherine)
`I flung her back'
`She's a beauty, it is true, but not an
`...parrying off the larger combatants
angel' (Catherine)
as effectually as I could with the
poker' `little wretch' (Catherine)
`I might be box his ears' `to conceal a growing tendency to
sob' (Catherine)
`how powerful I should be possessing
such an instrument!' (Isabella)
'It would degrade me to marry
`They wouldn't let me go to the end of
the garden wall' (Catherine)…read more

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Taboo/ Double/
transgression doppelganger
`prevent the law by doing execution `Nelly, I am Heathcliff!'
on myself' `he's in my soul'
`If I imagined you really wished me to `If all else perished, and he remained,
marry Isabel, I'd cut my throat' I should still continue to be; and if all
`...were you not ashamed to disturb else remained, and he were
the dead?' annihilated, the universe would turn
`The single pleasure I can imagine is to a mighty stranger'
to die or see him dead!' `I cannot live without my life! I cannot
`I have no pity! The more the worms live without my soul!'
writhe, the more I yearn to crush out
their entrails'
`painting the house-front with
Hindley's blood'
`Mr Edgar...grew pale with pure
annoyance...when his lady rose
and...seized Heathcliff's hands again'.…read more

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Religion Romance
`If I were in heaven, Nelly, I should be `I wish I could hold you...till we were
extremely miserable' both dead!'
`No minister need come...I tell you, I `She never had power to conceal her
have nearly attained my heaven' passion'
`God won't have the satisfaction that I `She was much too fond of Heathcliff'
shall' `My love for Heathcliff resembles the
`Together they would brave Satan and eternal rocks beneath ­ a source of
all his legions' little visible delight, but necessary'
`execrated God and man' (Hareton) `I'll try to break their hearts by
breaking my own'…read more




This resource has identified key quotes and then categorised them according to theme which could be a useful way of revising some quotes in preparation for the exam so that when a particular theme is asked about you have a starting point in terms of memorable quotes.



This is amazing but it would be more helpful with where the quote came from e.g. page reference and who said it




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