Why can't Catherine and Heathcliff be together?

Catherine and Heathcliff can't be together in Wuthering Heights because Hindley reduces Heathcliff to a farm laborer, well below the social class she hopes to marry into. Catherine wants to marry the wealthy Edgar Linton both to secure her own status and so that he can help her raise Heathcliff's status as well.

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Catherine and Heathcliff can't be together because Catherine has decided Heathcliff is too socially degraded to marry. Hindley, who has become the family patriarch since his father died, has turned Heathcliff into a farm laborer who has no way to earn a decent living.

Catherine has no intention, however, to be separated from Heathcliff. She intends to marry the wealthy Edgar Linton in part so that he...

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