Wuthering Heights characters

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Catherine

  • Dominant and strong willed - requests a whip as a present
  • Selfish 
  • Tuns everything about her
  • Desire for power explaining why she marries Linton
  • Fragmented social identity - Catherine Earnshaw, Heathcliff and Linton
  • Struggles between Culture and Nature
  • Violent and often throws tantrums
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Catherine quotes

  • 'She was much to fond of Heathcliff'
  • 'It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff'
  • 'He's more myself than i am, whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same'
  • 'I am heathcliff'
  • 'You and Edgar have broken my heart..you ahve killed me'
  • 'If ive done wrong, im dying for it...Forgive me!'
  • 'My love for linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, im well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath:a source of little visible delight, but necessary'
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Heathcliff

  • Social outsider - class and skin colour
  • Degraded by Hindley
  • Regularly compared to an animal
  • Regularly presented as a devil
  • Fueled by revenge
  • Extreme temper
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Heathcliff quotes

  • 'Rough as a saw edge and hard as a whinstone'
  • 'I wish i had light hair and fair skin..and had a chance of being as rich as he will be!' 
  • 'I forgive what you have dne to me. i love my murderer-but yours! How can i!'
  • 'Be with me always-take any form-drive me mad!..I cannot live without my life! i cannot live without my soul!'
  • 'Cathy, this lamb of yours threaten like a bull'
  • Existence after losing her would be hell'
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