Love in Wuthering Heights

Topics: Wuthering Heights, Catherine Earnshaw, Emily Brontë Pages: 3 (1130 words) Published: December 7, 2012
Imagine a love in which you share the soul of another, where life itself wouldn’t be worth living without this person. What would end a love like that, or is that love forever? In Emily Brontë’s novel, Wuthering Heights, she portrays love as never ending. In the book Catherine and Heathcliff love is eternal, not even ended by death itself. She shows this throughout the novel, by showing time and death couldn’t dull their love, how they see the other person as themselves, and how their love for each other was so deep and true. The conflict involving love in this book is what had made it a classic and why we enjoy it, and can still relate to this day. The concept of everlasting love is something everyone strives for, and it is why we enjoying reading Wuthering Heights so thoroughly.

Brontë makes the point evident early on in the novel when Lockwood sees the ghost of Catherine. “"Come in! come in!" he sobbed. "Cathy, do come. Oh, do – once more! Oh! My heart's darling, hear me this time – Catherine, at last!"” (3) This quote shows how even after years of being away from her how much Heathcliff loves Catherine and how he longs to be with her once more. Years of separation hasn’t even faded the love he feels for her at all. His love for her is love that not even death can hinder, and just a glimpse of Catherine would alleviate the pain and suffering Heathcliff has felt so long from the separation of his love. “You said I killed you--haunt me, then!...Be with me always--take any form--drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!” (6) Heathcliff wishes that even in death she will not leave him. He prays she will haunt him, so he will never have to go without seeing her. His love for her will not, even by death itself, be dulled. The thought of living his life without her is terrifying and he can’t imagine life without her. In the quote, "If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and...
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