Wuthering Heights Quotes

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A2 English Literature (Wuthering Heights) Flashcards on Wuthering Heights Quotes, created by jones.william161 on 01/12/2014.

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‘provoked a long, guttural snarl’...’growled Mr Heathcliff' Anthropomorphism? Vicious
’T’ maister’s dahn i’ t’ fowld' True working class dialect
‘slender’...’scarcely past girlhood’...’exquisite little face' Contrast to Heathcliff
‘I pulled its wrist on to the broken pane, and rubbed it to and fro till the blood ran down and soaked the bedclothes' Foreshadows Heathcliff’s later haunting. Ambiguous encounter-deliberate. ‘its’-pronoun, dehumanises the ghost-supernatural. Violence. ‘blood...bedclothes’-highlights the brutality-vivid.
‘It’s a cuckoo’s, sir' Lay eggs in other nest-raised by other birds/pushes against host family-a reflection of Heathcliff.
‘Hindley degrading himself past redemption; and became daily more notable for savage sullenness and ferocity' Described almost as an animal. Hindley is deteriorating.
‘as one came in and the other went out' Can see a contrast between Heathcliff and Linton.
‘To show that I do take notice' Heathcliff’s love is bordering obsession.
‘a bleak, hilly, coal country for a beautiful fertile valley' Individuals linked to landscape. Contrast of Heathcliff and Linton.
‘She never had power to conceal her passion, it always set her whole complexion in a blaze' Imagery of fire to represent her wildness.
‘his idol had commited' Linton is naive.
‘cat possesses the power to leave a mouse half killed, or a bird half eaten' Linton is lowered to animal imagery reflecting his meek power of Catherine.
‘Wuthering Heights, where I woke sobbing for joy' Cathy’s idea of heaven is Wuthering Heights, and in nature.
‘It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff' 19th century marriage for social gain-society over nature.
‘not because he’s handsome, Nelly, but because he’s more myself than I am' Allusions of them as literal soul mates-transgressive in a society where this intensive love should only be for spouse.
‘souls are made of, his and mine are the same, and Linton’s is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire' Juxtaposition sets Heathcliff and Linton as binary opposites. Natural imagery-their love force of nature. Descriptions almost oxymoronic-love so intense-supernatural quality.
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