Wuthering Heights Quotes

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  • Created on: 03-06-13 12:39


  • 'Dirty, ragged, black-haired child'
  • 'Sullen patient child; hardenerd, perhaps, to ill-treatment'
  • 'God will not have the satisfaction I shall'
  • 'devil daddy'
  • 'so deeply buried, who never open their windows boldly, but lurk linting under them, like devil spies'
  • 'he had grown a tall, athletic, well formed man'
  • 'exterior was altered, his mind was unchangeable and unchanged'
  • 'I shall not stand to be laughed at, I shall not bear it!'
  • 'Nelly make me decent im going to be good'
  • 'must e'en take it as if its a gifl from god... it's as dark almost as if it came from the devil;
  • 'imp of satan'
  • ''wish that i had the hanging of every being belonging to her, except one'
  • 'he foamed like a dog, and gathered her into him with greedy jelousy, i did not feel as ig i were in the company of a creature of my own species'
  • 'cukoos' history - chucks eggs out of the nest to use nest for hiself. 
  • 'Is Mr. Heathcliff a man? If so, is he mad? And if not, is he the devil?'
  • 'by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt throns all stretching their limbs one way' Tree Judan hung his self, Thorns of christ.
  • 'i cannot live without my soul
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  • 'it would degrade me to marry Heathcliff'
  • 'I am heathcliff'
  • 'too mischievious and wayward'
  • 'Ive no more business to marry Linton that i have to be in heaven'
  • 'She was never so happy so happy as when we were all scolding her'
  • 'Twenty years i've been waiting for twenty years!'
  • 'If you have not the courage to attack him, make an apology, or allow youself to be beaten'
  • 'heaven did not seem to be home'
  • 'no person in the world, ever pictured heaven so beautifully as they did'
  • 'i love my murderer'
  • 'hardly six years old... she chose a whip'
  • as a fierce pitiless wolfish man ... and he'd crush you like a sparrow"
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  • introduces themes of violation, confusion
  • Blundering, unrelaible agen of information
  • mistakes assumes wuthering heights who is who
  • 'out of place'
  • shink icily into himself like a snail'
  • 'i lingered round them, under the benign sky'
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Wuthering Heights:-

  • Wuthering Heights is introduced into the novel in a storm -pathetic fallacy gives an insight of Wuthering heights manor and the darkness and storminess it brings
  •  The wildness, darkness and mystery surrounding Wuthering heights is symbolic of it’s inhabitants. 
  • The name of the manor is actually “descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed to stormy weather”

Trushcross Grange

  • 'ah! it was beautiful — a splendid place carpeted with crimson'
  • 'pure white' 
  • 'bordered by gold'
  •  'glass-drops hanging in silver chains' 
  • Thrushcross Grange their setting of a protected environment meant the inhabitants were unfamiliar of the outside world and hard work.
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Cathys Room as a liminal space

  • ' furniture consisted of a chair, a clothes press, and a large oak case' 
  • 'wooden panels' 
  • resembles coffin
  • 'I slid back the panelled sides, got in with my light, pulled them together again, and felt secure against the vigilance of Heathcliff, and every one else'
  • 'Catherine Earnshaw . . . Catherine Heathcliff . . . Catherine Linton. . . . a glare of white letters started from the dark, as vivid as spectres—the air swarmed with Catherines. . . .'
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  • 'The angels were so angry they flung me out into the middle of the heath'
  • 'Heathcliff knows of his coming death and his ever growing closeness to being in his desired heaven with Cathy'
  • my fingers closed on the fingers of a little, ice-cold hand. 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, "Let me in – let me in!" (3.45)
  •  she wanted to get another proof that the place was haunted, at my expense. Well, it is – swarming with ghosts and goblins!
  • I was superstitious about dreams then, and am still; and Catherine had an unusual gloom in her aspect
  •  We've braved its ghosts often together, and dared each other to stand among the graves and ask them to come.
  • Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living; you said I killed you – haunt me, then
  • I have a strong faith in ghosts: I have a conviction that they can, and do, exist among us! 
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supernatual continued

  • "But where did he come from, the little dark thing, harboured by a good man to his bane?" muttered Superstition, as I dozed into unconsciousness.
  • But the country folks, if you ask them, would swear on the Bible that he walks: there are those who speak to having met him near the church, and on the moor, and even within this house
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  • But the country folks, if you ask them, would swear on the Bible that he walks: there are those who speak to having met him near the church, and on the moor, and even within this house
  • her Representation of story
  • trusted by members of both houses - good go to for story
  • participates in heathcliffs humiliations
  • relies on several other narrators to peice together story
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