What is the significance of the ending/closing scene in Wuthering Heights?

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For such a passionate and intense story of love and revenge, Wuthering Heights has a happy and peaceful ending. That is the purpose of the closing scene. Mr. Lockwood has just finished learning about Heathcliff's last days and Nelly also tells him that young Catherine and Hareton are to be married, once and for all uniting the two families. As Lockwood walks back home, he comes upon the graves...

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