Wuthering Heights

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"What do they know of heaven or hell, Cathy, who know nothing of life?"

"What do they know of heaven or hell, Cathy, who know nothing of life?"

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  • 1. Song: Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush Click to continue
  • 2. Wuthering Heights (1847) - the story is narrated by Lockwood, a gentleman visiting the Yorkshire moors where the novel is set, and of Mrs Dean, housekeeper to the Earnshaw family, who had been witness of the interlocked destinies of the original owners of the Heights. In a series of flashbacks and time shifts, Brontë draws a powerful picture of the enigmatic Heathcliff, who is brought to Heights from the streets of Liverpool by Mr Earnshaw. Heathcliff is treated as Earnshaw's own children, Catherine and Hindley. After his death Heathcliff is bullied by Hindley, who loves Catherine, but she marries Edgar Linton. Heathcliff 's destructive force is unleashed, and his first victim is Catherine, who dies giving birth to a girl, another Catherine. Isabella Linton, Edgar's sister, whom he had married, flees to the south. Their son Linton and Catherine are married, but always sickly Linton dies. Hareton, Hindley's son, and the young widow became close. Increasingly isolated and alienated from daily life, Heathcliff experiences visions, and he longs for the death that will reunite him with Catherine .
  • 3. Sir Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff Merl Oberon as Catherine
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  • 6. "What do they know of heaven or hell, Cathy, who know nothing of life?"
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  • 24. Juliette Binoche as Catherine Ralph Fiennes as Heathcliff
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  • 27. Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights Lyrics Out on the wild and windy moors We'd roll and fall in green. You had a temper like my jealousy: Too hot, too greedy. How could you leave me, When I needed to possess you? I hated you. I loved you, too. Bad dreams in the night. You told me I was going to lose the fight, Leave behind my wuthering, wuthering Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff, it's me, your Cathy, I've come home. I´m so cold, let me in at your window. Ooh, it gets dark! It gets lonely, On the other side from you. I pine a lot. I find a lot Falls through without you. I'm coming back, love. Cruel Heathcliff, my one dream, My only master. Too long I roam in the night. I'm coming back to his side, to put it right. I'm coming home to wuthering, wuthering, Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff, it's me, your Cathy, I've come home. I´m so cold, let me in at your window. Ooh! Let me have it. L et me grab your soul away. You know it's me--Cathy! Heathcliff, it's me, your Cathy, I've come home. I´m so cold, let me in at your window.
  • 28. The End. Thank you!