Wuthering Heights Close Analysis

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Chapter 9 (I am Heathcliff!)

  • Hyperbolic language throughout- themes of execessive emotions and reflects Cathy's behaviour
  • Repetition of "always"- shows how Heathcliff has effected her mentally
  • Uses nature similes to describe her loves for Edgar and Heathcliff- suggests her connection to nature
  • "My love for Linton is like foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath, a source of little visible delight, but nessecary". reflects their social statuses- Edgar is higher class, like trees which are high, whilst Heathcliff is low class and dirty, like the ground
  • Reflects how she feels: her love for Edgar will peter out eventually whilst her love for Heathcliff will stay forever
  • "What were the use of my creation?"- suggests she believe that she is more important then anyone else- the Queen of the Countryside
  • Imperative sentence-"so don't talk of our separation again"- shows she is ignoring

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