Chapters 13–14 Questions and Answers
- How has Catherine changed since her illness?
- Why is Catherine’s pregnancy especially significant?
- What does Hindley tell Isabella on her first night at Wuthering Heights?
- In her letter, what does Isabella ask Nelly to do?
- What is Edgar’s response to Isabella’s unhappiness?
- What defense does Heathcliff offer for his treatment of Isabella?
- Why is Heathcliff especially angry at Edgar?
- What does Heathcliff want Nelly to do?
- Why does Nelly agree to set up a meeting between Heathcliff and Catherine?
- What does Lockwood think about after Nelly leaves?
- Catherine recovers a little but remains very weak.
- Catherine’s pregnancy is important because the birth of a male heir will prevent Heathcliff and Isabella from inheriting Edgar’s estate.
- Hindley warns Isabella that every night, he visits Heathcliff’s room to see if it is locked. He tells her that if he ever finds it unlocked, he will shoot Heathcliff.
- Isabella writes to Nelly and asks her to come visit at Wuthering Heights.
- Edgar is sorry to hear that Isabella is unhappy but refuses to write or visit.
- Heathcliff claims that Isabella knew how brutal he was before she ran away with him and that it is not his fault she romanticized him.
- Heathcliff feels that Catherine’s illness is Edgar’s fault.
- Heathcliff wants Nelly to help set up a secret meeting between Catherine and himself.
- Nelly agrees because she knows Heathcliff will march over to Thrushcross Grange and cause a scene if she does not set up a secret meeting.
- Lockwood reflects upon Catherine’s daughter, whom he met at Wuthering Heights, and wonders what would happen if he fell in love with her.