By: Emily B
Lockwood starts off telling the story but then it switches over to Nelly Dean as the narrator. Ms. Dean tells what happened to the characters and the events in their lives as a flashback such as the ups and downs in the characters relationships. Ms. Dean mainly focused on the relationships between Catherine, Heathcliff and Edgar. Catherine however at first does not know who to choose (between Heathcliff and Edgar). In the end Catherine chooses Edgar but it's because of his luxurious. Edgar and Catherine have a daughter named Cathy. She ends up growing up to be just like her mom. She has feelings for Hareton which Heathcliff begins to see his self and Catherine in both Cathy and Hareton which makes him change his view on everything
Three Main Characters
Heahcliff: "He little imagined how my heart warmed towards him when I beheld his black eyes withdraw so suspiciously under their brows, as I rode up, and when his fingers sheltered themselves, with a jealous resolution, still further in his waistcoat, as I announced my name."
"Heathcliff seized and thrust Isabella from the room and returned muttering " have no pity! I have no pity! "I have no pity I have no pity! The more the worms writhe, the more I yearn to crush out their entrails! It is a moral teething; and I grind with greater energy in proportion to the increase of pain"
"Don't get the expression of a vicious cur that appears to know the kicks it gets are its desert, and yet, hates all the world, as well as the kicker, for what it suffers."
Catherine: ""She was much too fond of Heathcliff. The greatest punishment we could invent for her was to keep her separate from him: yet she got chided more than any of us on his account." (53). This quote is explaining that Catherine was really in love with Heathcliff. She did not care what the punishment would be for being with him."
"The ledge, where I placed my candle, had a few mildewed books piled up in one corner; and it was covered with writing scratched on the paint. This writing, however, was nothing but a name repeated in all kinds of characters, large and small CATHERINE EARNSHAW, here and there to CATHERINE HEATHCLIFF, and then again to CATHERINE LINTON."(25). This quote is explaining how Catherine was pondering about how she was going to have a child one day with Heathcliff or Edgar. She ending up having a baby with Edgar."
"‘I never saw Heathcliff last night,’ answered Catherine, beginning to sob bitterly: ‘and if you do turn him out of doors, I’ll go with him. But, perhaps, you’ll never have an opportunity: perhaps, he’s gone.’"(111). This quote explains that when Heathcliff left Catherine she felt lost. She felt that she could not live without him in her life, now she did not know what to do.
Hindley: "He has been blaming our father (how dared he?) for treating H. too liberally; and swears he will reduce him to his right place"(28). This quote is explaining that Hindley is starting the whole revenge thing with Heathcliff."
"So, from the very beginning, he bred bad feeling in the house; and at Mrs. Earnshaw’s death, which happened in less than two years after, the young master had learned to regard his father as an oppressor rather than a friend, and Heathcliff as a usurper of his parent’s affections and his privileges; and he grew bitter with brooding over these injuries."(48) This quote is saying that Hindley was feeling very bad for the death of Mrs. Earnshaw. He was feeling this way before that he saw Heathcliff come into the room."
"...they forgot everything the minute they were together again: at least the minute they had contrived some naughty plan of revenge..."(58). This quote is explaining that Hindley could not take the pain of how he knew he was treated as a child and now he can't take the pain of seeking revenge on Heathcliff."
Revenge was a big theme throughout the text/book: Hindley has been blaming our father for treating Heathcliff too liberally; and swears he will reduce him to his right place.
Love is a theme that was shown throughout the book: Come in! Come in! Cathy, do come. Oh, do once more! Oh! My hearts darling, hear me this time Catherine at last!
Romantic Time Period
Romantic ideas centered around art and inspiration, the spiritual and aesthetic (beauty) dimension of nature, and metaphors of organic growth.
Wuthering Heights is often considered a romantic novel because of the idea of nature as a powerful spiritual force, the descriptions of the English countryside. There was a constant, elevated emotional level and passion. It also consisted of isolation, both emotional and geographical
Revenge by Letitia Elizabeth
Ay, gaze upon her rose-wreathed hair, And gaze upon her smile;Seem as you drank the very air Her breath perfumed the while:
And wake for her the gifted line, That wild and witching lay,And swear your heart is as a shrine, That only owns her sway.
’Tis well: I am revenged at last,— Mark you that scornful cheek,—The eye averted as you pass’d, Spoke more than words could speak.
Ay, now by all the bitter tears That I have shed for thee,—The racking doubts, the burning fears,— Avenged they well may be—
By the nights pass’d in sleepless care, The days of endless woe;All that you taught my heart to bear, All that yourself will know.
I would not wish to see you laid Within an early tomb;I should forget how you betray’d, And only weep your doom:
But this is fitting punishment, To live and love in vain,—Oh my wrung heart, be thou content, And feed upon his pain.
Go thou and watch her lightest sigh,— Thine own it will not be;And bask beneath her sunny eye,— It will not turn on thee.
’Tis well: the rack, the chain, the wheel, Far better hadst thou proved;Ev’n I could almost pity feel, For thou art nor beloved.
How I View The Story
To me this novel was at first boring but as we got further into the book it became interesting it was like a "drama". A woman not being able to decide between two men not knowing who she wants. She ends up choosing the man with more things and money instead going with who she actually loves and cares for which is what caused him to become so hateful towards others. Her and Edgar have a child together, her previous lover (Heathcliff) has a child with Isbella and in the end Heathcliff sees himself and Catherine "in" Hareton and Little Cathy which allows him to see the good in the world again.