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In addition, the mood of the book is melancholy and tumultuous. She keeps the boy with her there.

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He returns with a wife, Frances, and immediately seeks revenge on Heathcliff. Heathcliff beats Hindley up at one point after Hindley fails in his attempt to kill Heathcliff with a pistol. We know that Catherine was engaged to Edgar for three years, and that Nelly was twenty-two when they were engaged, so the engagement must have taken place in , and Nelly must have been born in While Cathy and Heathcliff watched Edgar and Isabella Linton through the window, Cathy let out a laugh that alerted the dogs at the estate. Heathcliff overhears her say that it would "degrade" her to marry him but not how much she loves him , and he runs away and disappears without a trace. However, although the relationship is undeniably self-destructive, there are elements within it that suggest the pain Heathcliff and Catherine put each other through is atoned for to an extent when they share their brief moments of harmony Catherine marries him instead of Heathcliff because of his higher social status, with disastrous results to all characters in the story.

Heathcliff then owns Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights. Although not much of his character is known, he seems to be a rough but honest person.

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Some critics have argued that her decision to marry Edgar Linton is allegorically a rejection of nature and a surrender to culture, a choice with unfortunate, fateful consequences for all the other characters. Family relationships map[ edit ] Timeline[ edit ] The stone above the front door of Wuthering Heights, bearing the name Earnshaw, is inscribed, presumably to mark the completion of the house.

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Six months later, Heathcliff returns, now a wealthy gentleman. In order to exact his revenge, Heathcliff must wait 17 years. Earnshaw, and his family. Finally, he forces Cathy to marry his son, Linton. Upon witnessing the vulgar change, Edgar sets out to leave in shame and embarrassment of her behavior. Mr Green: Edgar's corruptible lawyer who should have changed Edgar's will to prevent Heathcliff from gaining Thrushcross Grange. During his stay, Lockwood is treated badly by Heathcliff, Hareton and Cathy who are the inhabitants of the house. The complication of the plot begins when Heathcliff and Cathy go to Thrushcross Grange, a beautiful and exquisite estate where the Lintons lived. He marries Cathy Linton because his father, who terrifies him, directs him to do so, and soon after he dies from a wasting illness associated with tuberculosis. Nelly Dean : The main narrator of the novel, Nelly is a servant to three generations of the Earnshaws and two of the Linton family. In a moment of anger, Cathy pinches Nelly on the arm and slaps her on the face. When Hindley dies, Heathcliff inherits the manor.

Heathcliff now controls both Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. The author finished this novel in

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