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|The conflict was aroused while Heathcliff was back. The enthusiasm, great happiness of Catherine's appearance when acknowledged the news that Edgar never saw can make any husband jealous.
From the moment Heathcliff said " Your welcome has put these ideas out of my mind; but beware of meeting me with another aspect next" he has already declared his following revenge to his foe. Catherine did not realize the truth that Heathcliff has already became a malicious devil who's seeking for revenge, ( page 84-85) Catherine thinks that everything in the past can be easily forgotten.
" You are a dog in the manger, Cathy, and desire no one to be loved but yourself! "
This is what Isabells thought when she heard Chtherine's words, which are about Heathcliff. As a matter of fact, what happened later has proved Cathy's words "He's not a rough diamond-- a pearl-- containing oyster of rustic; he's a fierce, pitiless, wolfish man¡Khe'd crush you, like a sparrow's egg, if he found you a troublesome charge¡K. He'd be quite capable of marrying your fortune and expectations. "
The more she wants her to listen to her, the more Isabella doesn't. It's not hard to understand why she's so easily fell in love with Heathcliff, besides that Isabells is naive, Heathcliff looks tall, masculine, even like a gentleman.
When Heathcliff hang Isabells' dog, does he imply that he'll destroy what they love? Or torturing them by killing what they love? Indeed, to Isabella he is cruel and irresponsible enough, he let her all alone, even later to his own son, he only wants to use him and make him marry little Cathy in order to get Linton's fortune.
" Well, if I can't keep Heathcliff for my friend--if Edgar will be mean and jealous--I'll try to break their hearts by breaking my own. That will prompt way of finishing all, when I'm pushed to extremity!¡K..i wish you could dismiss that apathy out of your countenance, and look rather more anxious about me" this is what Cathy said to Nelly, from here we can tell that she takes other for hers' love as a weapon, and how she need for their love.
Nelly, never understood Catherine's passion, didn't pass her message to Edgar which in my opinion, cause the death of Catherine.
" How strange! I thought, though everybody hated and despised each other, they could not avoid loving me--and they all turned to enemies in a few hours. .. How dreary to meet death, surrounded by their cold face." It is this kind of feeling depressed her and caused her death." I was a child¡KOh I'm burning! I wish I were out of doors, I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free¡K and laughing at injuries, not maddening under them! Why am I so changed? Why does my blood rush into a hell of tumult at a few words? I'm sure I should be myself were I once among the heather on those hills¡Kopen the window again wild¡K "
The time was winter and she was sick, however her requiring shows that her desire to go back to the Heights, to be free again, doesn't it imply that she feel in prison?
It also reminds us that when Heathcliff left, the day was sunny, Catherine however asks Nelly to shut the window, does it imply her decision to marry Edgar, so there's no reason to go out again? The window separated two different kind of world, the first time they saw Edagr and Isabella, it has already been clear that outside and inside are totally different.
The winds at Wuthering heights are fierce, while the wind at Thrushcross Grang is mild just like the people's temperament there. In addition, people who live in Thrushcross Grange loves to read, when Cath's ill, Edga's in his library, and while living in Wuthering heights, Isabella still read books, they both find comfort in books.
On the other hand, Catherine and Heathcliff, love to go to the hill, moors, though it's harsh and rough and chilly there, they are happy to stay there. Whenever they are oppressed, they seek comfort form the wild nature. For them reading is always like a punishment.
They are persisted, and don't know how to adjust themselves to reality.
" But Heathcliff, if I dare you now, will you venture? If you do, I'll keep you. I'll not lie there by myself; they may bury me twelve feet deep, and throw the church down over me, but I won't rest till you are with me¡K.i never will! " When we are ill, it's human nature that we'll think of the one who we love most and hope to be with him or her, Catherine and heathcliff, they grew up together, and face many problems together, there's no one on earth can replace Heathcliff in Catherine's heart.
" It's hard to forgive, and took at those eyes, and feel those wasted hands¡K kiss me again; and don't let me see your eyes! I forgive what you have done to me. I love my murderer but yours! How can I?" Actually Heathcliff here, he's saying that how can he forgive Catherine by killing herself? But didn't he have some responsibility for her death? Both of them are self-center. Does Heathcliff really love Catherine? If he really loves her, why he didn't want to make her life easier? Is his love selfish? From their conversation, "I" is used in many sentences, I suppose since no one can be a saint, neither can Heathcliff, his love is also mixted with hatred, nor can Edgar, his can share Catherine's love with another man, therefore he asked her to choose whether him or Heathcliff.
Will things be different if Heathcliff is rich? Will Catherine be happy with him? I'm not quite sure, sometimes when the same kinds of people are together might cause problems as well.
Edgar, as we can see, take care Cathy as possible as he could, the sad thing is when Catherine died she still thought of Heathcliff.
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