Compare And Contrast Heathcliff And Wuthering Heights

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Everyone knows about romance, whether it comes from films like The Notebook, songs like Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”, or innocent stories told like those of Disney Princesses. Generally, romance is about two people falling in love and overcoming obstacles to make that love happen for them. Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights” doesn’t exactly follow that for Heathcliff and Catherine. An interesting twist for these two characters is that instead of breaking down obstacles to be with one another, they instead create obstacles for each other because of how much they love and want to be with each other. They recognize and measure the love they share for each other in life with souls and in death with spirits. Catherine is first introduced…show more content…
Not only has his love for her not moved on to someone else after her death as he still refers to her as “my heart’s darling,” but it’s also been implied that he has attempted to bring her back for quite some time – perhaps even for 20 years like the ghost claims is the length of time she’d been lingering on earth for (23). Also, he may be bothered by the memory of her or of his love for her when her ghost is away because of the room. Not only is this room like a shrine to Catherine in that the room holds Catherine’s diaries, her ghost haunts this room, and her name is scratched in the paint, but he doesn’t willingly allow people to come into the room which is why he is overwhelmed when he hears from Lockwood that Zillah brought him here knowing that he doesn’t let people in the…show more content…
Catherine is contemplating with Nelly about marrying Edgar Linton when she doesn’t love him with all her heart and soul. To be more exact, she describes her soul as being the same as Heathcliff’s: “‘It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know I love him; and that, not because he’s handsome, Nelly, but because he’s more myself than I am. Whatever our 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’” (63). Now, not only does she love Heathcliff with all her heart and soul, but she claims that they share the same soul and that “he’s more myself than I am.” However, currently, Heathcliff is heartbroken because he overheard her saying that marrying him would be a degrading matter to her and fled off before he heard that she loves him. Realizing that he may have heard her, but unaware of what exactly it is that he heard, Catherine makes the conscious decision to place an obstacle between by marrying Linton in hopes of using light of it to aide Heathcliff. In other words, she’s sacrificing her happiness of being with the one she loves for a chance to help
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