Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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How does Emily Bronte portray death in her novel Wuthering Heights.

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Death has transcendent meanings in Charlotte Bronte's Wuthering Heights.  In Chapter XVI, after Catherine gives birth and dies shortly thereafter, Heathcliff cries out,

Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said that I have 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! Oh God! It is unutterable! I cannot live without my life!

Arguably, there is a continuum with life and death in this Gothic romance. Catherine Earnshaw's marriage to Edgar Linton is a betrayal of her heart, Heathcliff tells her. It is this betrayal which destroys Catherine, who...

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