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Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë
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Why does Catherine want Heathcliff to suffer when she is dying?

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Catherine has been suffering and she wants Heathcliff to suffer along with her.  In many instances in the novel, Catherine and Heathcliff inflict pain on others in order to achieve some relief for themselves. This is a pattern with both characters.  Heathcliff is also a part of her--she yearns to be united with him.  She wants to make sure he never forgets her and stays united with her in her suffering and death.

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