Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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Explain the role of the ghost in Wuthering Heights.

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At the beginning of Wuthering Heights, Lockwood gets trapped at the Heights by a snowstorm. He is allowed to sleep in a certain forbidden bedroom, which used to be Catherine Earnshaw's.

While there, Lockwood finds Cathy's name scratched into the wood, sometimes ending with Linton and sometimes with Earnshaw or Heathcliff. He also finds a journal, which he reads. He falls asleep with Catherine on his mind. He has dreams, and then thinking a branch has awoken him by banging on the window, he opens the window to break it off. To his surprise, he is grasped by a ghostly hand:

[M]y fingers...

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