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Heathcliff Quotes

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A-Level English Literature Mind Map on Heathcliff Quotes, created by Saffron Wright on 10/27/2015.
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Heathcliff Quotes
  1. "But Mr. Heathcliff forms a singular contrast to his abode and style of living. He is a dark-skinned gipsy in aspect, in dress and manners a gentleman"
    1. "Nelly, make me decent. I'm going to be good."
      1. "by a natural impulse, he arrested his descent"
    2. "He'll love and hate equally under cover"
      1. "I don't care how long I wait, if I can only do it at last."
        1. "I dare say he would have tried to remedy the mistake by smashing Hareton's skull on the steps"
          1. If you fancy I'll suffer unrevenged, I'll convince you of the contrary"
            1. "Do you suppose I'm going with that blow burning in my gullet?"
        2. "many could not imagine the existence of happiness in a life os cut complete exile from the world as you spend, Mr. Heathcliff"
          1. "they had not the manners to ask me to stay"
            1. "don't turn me out for those pitiful, silly friends of yours!"
              1. "As soon as you become Mrs. Linton, he loses friend, and love, and all!...Have you considered how...he'll bear to be quite deserted to the world?"
                1. "He...suggested the kitchen as a more suitable place for him."
                  1. "existence, after losing her, would be hell."
                    1. You talk of her mind being unsettled. How the devil could it be otherwise in her frightful isolation?"
                      1. "if you are his choice, he will be the most unfortunate creature that ever was born!"
                      2. "A candle dripping over his fingers"
                        1. "dashing a tear from his eyes"
                          1. "He struggled to vanquish an excess of violent emotion"
                            1. "bursting...into an uncontrollable passion of tears..."Oh, my heart's darling! hear me this time, Catherine, at last!"
                          2. "hardened, perhaps, to ill-treatment"
                            1. 'His treatment of the latter was enough to make a fiend of a saint"
                              1. "Did you ever fell a touch of it [pity] in your life?"
                            2. "Rough as a saw-edge, and hard as ghinstone!'
                              1. "almost as if it came from the devil"
                                1. "imp of Satan"
                                  1. "He's not a rough diamond...he's a fierce, pitiless, wolfish man."
                                    1. "the black villain"
                                      1. "Is Mr. Heathcliff a man?...is he mad?...is he a devil?"
                                    2. "would it not be a kindness to the country to hand him at once, before he shows his nature in acts as well as features?"
                                  2. "the boy would do her bidding in anything"
                                    1. "if Catherine had wished to return, I intended shattering their great glass panes to a million of fragments"
                                      1. "I never would have banished him from her society as long as she desired his."
                                    2. "I'd not exchange, for a thousand lives, my condition here, for Edgar Linton's at Thrushcross Grange"
                                      1. "The notion of envying Catherine was incomprehensible to him, but the notion of grieving her he understood clearly enough."
                                        1. "He had ceased to express his fondness for her in words"
                                          1. "To show that I do take notice!"
                                            1. "You are welcome to torture me to death for your amusement"
                                            2. "I wish I had light hair and a fair skin..and had a chance of being as rich as he will be!"
                                              1. "he'd be quite capable of marrying your fortune"
                                                1. "He says he has married me on purpose to obtain power over him"
                                              2. "The lamb of yours threatens like a bull"
                                                1. "And that is the slavering, shivering thing you preferred to me!"
                                                  1. "Heathcliff would as soon lift a finger at you as the king would march his army against a colony of mice"
                                                    1. "I would have died by inches before I touched a single hair on his head."
                                              3. "She is so immeasurably superior to them-to everybody on earth"
                                                1. "Your welcome has put these ideas out of my mind."
                                                  1. "his mind was unchangeable"
                                                  2. "I struggled only for you!'
                                                    1. "We should think ourselves in heaven!"
                                                      1. "The adjective 'our' gave mortal offence"
                                                    2. "Heathcliff has never been heard of since the evening of the thunderstorm"
                                                      1. "It ended."
                                                      2. "Your bliss lies...in inflicting misery"
                                                        1. "I thought he never looked better"
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