Quotations about transgression

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Wuthering Heights

  • 'I found that they had christened him 'Heathcliff': it was the name of a son who died in childhood' (Nelly, Chapter IV)
  • 'He would stand Hindley's blows without winking or shedding a tear' (Nelly, Chapter IV)
  • 'When he saw my horse's breast faintly pushing the barrier...' (Lockwood, Chapter I)
  • 'I was only going to say that 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 the top of Wuthering Heights; where I woke sobbing for joy' (Catherine, Chapter IX)
  • 'It has served him ever since, both for Christian and surname' (Nelly, Chapter IV)
  • 'Imp of Satan' (Hindley, Chapter IV)
  • 'As dark almost as if he came from the devil' (Mr Earnshaw, Chapter IV)
  • 'I'm wearying to escape into that glorious world' (Cathy, Chapter XV)
  • 'Every night I'll haunt the place, and every day, til I find an opportunity of entering' (Heathcliff, Chapter XIV)
  • 'Knocking my knuckles through the glass...' (Lockwood, Chapter III)
  • 'Being alone and conscious two yards of loose earth was the sole barrier between us, I said to myself - 'I'll have her in my arms again! If she be cold, I'll think it is this north wind that chills ME: and if she is motionless, it is sleep'. I got a spade from the tool-house, and began to delve with all my might - it scraped the coffin' (Heathcliff, Chapter XXIX)

The Pardoner's Tale

  • 'By ounces henge his lokkes that he hadde,
    And therwith he hise shuldres overspradde,
    But thynne it lay by colpons oon and oon;
    But hood, for jolitee, ne wered he noon'
    (Portrait, Lines 677-680)
  • 'With hym ther was a gentil PARDONER



Thank you! Brilliant :) If only you were doing Macbeth too... haha!

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