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Cathy and Heathcliff of Wuthering Heights

 

It seems to be a simple love story of two suffering souls - Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw. But this love can hardly exist in reality - it's a fantasy of Emily Bronte, she created a sample of a real eternal passion - powerful and boundless. Only death seemed to be stronger than it. Though, after Cathy and Heathcliff are dead, these similar souls joined... There's no doubt in it.

 

Remember Heathcliff's words:

 

You teach me now how cruel you've been - cruel and false. Why did you despise me? Why did you betray your own heart, Cathy? I have not one word of comfort ... You loved me - then what right had you to leave me? What right ... for the poor fancy you feel for Linton?

 

Yes, in Heathcliff's opinion, Cathy betrayed him, but not only him. She betrayed her heart, she betrayed herself.

 

Maybe this is the main problem or question touched in Wuthering Heights that is explored through all the novel. Cathy and Heathcliff grew up together, Catherine - passionate wild nature and Heathcliff - miserable pauper, but with the heart and soul, that are so suffered and wounded. They fell in love with each other at first sight. They kept each other, protected each other from angry and boring sermons of Hindley and from religious senile grumbling of Joseph.

 

It seems to us, such pure childish affection has to grow into something greater, So that began to do, but suddenly, we find out a new acting personage - Edgar Linton, young rich nobleman, he attracts for a short time (I repeat, for a short time) Catherine's attention. By her own words she had fallen in love with him. Why? What had she found in this man? Were they so much alike with him? Was it H...


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... on her heart. What is Heathcliff's reaction then? These are his words:

 

... and I pray one prayer - I repeat it till my tongue stiffens - Catherien Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living, you said I killed you - haunt me, then!

 

This damnation is on his lips because of his terrible agony appealed by Catherin's death. If he is able to bear this? Such a trial. He has to have inhuman power to live. But he survived. He is alive, and he died many years later.

 

And who were Cathy Earnshaw and Heathcliff? Absolutely inhuman creatures. On our land there were no place for them, no things to do for them, such bright unforgettable people can be met very seldom, and even if they born, then they are suffering for all of their life. Powerful personalities, restless souls and ardent hearts. Such people, maybe, won't calm down after their death.


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