Wuthering Heights



Catherine and Edgar’s daughter Cathy helps round out the second half of the novel by lifting the gloom that permeates Wuthering Heights. At first, she cannot help but be affected by it, and (following her abduction) becomes ornery and antagonistic. However, her boldness and willingness to sacrifice herself and her pride for others (as she does for Linton and then for Hareton) reveal a better nature than her mother had, and thus Cathy is promised a better end. Catherine and Heathcliff may haunt Wuthering Heights together—either as lost souls or true lovers—but Cathy and Hareton transform Wuthering Heights into a place where love may once again be fostered.

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