Chapter 11 Summary Nelly went to visit to see how Hindley and Hareton were doing. The only way Cathy retains her dignity, is through sarcastic quips, which she maintains despite the physical abuse it inspires. Analysis This chapter includes a great deal of criticism of the Lintons: Edgar is called proud and unfeeling, and Heathcliff says that Isabella was actually attracted by his brutality until she herself suffered from it. The next time Heathcliff visited Thrushcross Grange, Nelly saw him kiss Isabella in the courtyard. Ellen rushed back to the Grange found that Isabella had indeed disappeared, and a little boy told her he had seen the girl riding away with Heathcliff. When Heathcliff finds out though, his expected outburst is muted. It offers no happiness and shows us the danger of trusting someone in such a context without any basis to do so.
She ends up giving birth to a son, Linton. Hindley had a pistol with a blade on it, with which he dreamed of killing Heathcliff, and Isabella coveted it for the power it would have given her. Heathcliff, in contrast, teaches him vulgarities, as a way of avenging himself on Hindley. As a teenager, she lashes out violently at Nelly and at her own toddler nephew in a fit of temper, and at her then-fiancé when he tries to intervene poor Edgar lacks the sense to get away while he still can. Edited with an introduction and notes by Ian Jack, , and Hilda Marsden. Two days pass in this way, and Edgar warns Isabella that if she pursues Heathcliff, he will cast her out of the Linton family. After hearing the end of the story, Lockwood goes to visit the graves of Catherine and Heathcliff.
He sees Catherine everywhere he looks but is strangely happy. The complication of the plot begins when Heathcliff and Cathy go to Thrushcross Grange, a beautiful and exquisite estate where the Lintons lived. The dark, gothic spin that Bronte puts on this common situation shows the mental and physical effects of a marriage without love. Alas, however, off she goes only to find herself imprisoned in a dingy house and alternately neglected and abused. Chapter 14 Summary Ellen, distressed by Edgar's refusal to console Isabella, went to visit her at Wuthering Heights. This surprises both Catherine and Nelly, but Heathcliff tells Catherine that when he sought Nelly at Wuthering Heights earlier that day, he came across Hindley in a card game with his rough friends. Soon after she arrives, Linton dies.
He is staying with Hindley at Wuthering Heights and taking advantage of the latter's alcoholism and gambling. He forces Catherine to live at Wuthering Heights and act as a common servant, while he rents Thrushcross Grange to Lockwood. When Frances dies after giving birth to a baby boy named Hareton, Hindley descends into the depths of alcoholism, and behaves even more cruelly and abusively toward Heathcliff. Dean, Nelly, why she can never marry Heathcliff. It was a marvellous effort of perspicacity to discover that I did not love her. She dies thirteen years after having Heathcliff's son, Linton. The two men once again fell to fighting, at which point Isabella ran to Thrushcross Grange.
Some of the reasons for this envy are not surprising——like many characters in Victorian novels, Heathcliff aspires to be improve his financial situation. Catherine and Isabella begin to visit Wuthering Heights quite often, and Heathcliff returns the favor by calling at the Grange. It is worth noting the unfortunate position of women who depend on men: Isabella cannot escape from Heathcliff without the help of her brother, who does not want to help her. Hindley then tried to shoot Heathcliff from a first floor window, but Heathcliff wrenched away the end of the gun and in the process wounded Hindley in the wrist with the blade of the gun's bayonet. If I let you alone for half a day, won't you come sighing and wheedling to me again? Isabella, being disowned from her brother, decides to flee Wuthering Heights pregnant with Linton Heathcliff.
At this point, Nelly's tale catches up to the present day 1801. He is lost without her in his world. She keeps the boy with her there. She's fainted or dead, so much the better. When Heathcliff returns to the neighbourhood to exact revenge on the Lintons for Edgar's marriage to his true love Catherine, Isabella is irresistibly attracted to him. Plot Overview In the late winter months of 1801, a man named Lockwood rents a manor house called Thrushcross Grange in the isolated moor country of England. Heathcliff beats up Hindley at one point after Hindley fails in his attempt to kill Heathcliff with a pistol.
Her son, Linton Heathcliff, also inherits these features. He returns to live there with his new wife, Frances. In Wuthering Heights the reader is shocked, disgusted, almost sickened by details of cruelty, inhumanity, and the most diabolical hate and vengeance, and anon come passages of powerful testimony to the supreme power of love — even over demons in the human form. In contrast, his wife mistrusts Heathcliff from their first encounter. After his visit to the Heights, Lockwood becomes ill and is confined to his bed for some length of time. Whilst most critics at the time recognised the power and imagination of the novel, they were also baffled by the storyline and found the characters prone to savagery and selfishness.
This personality trait will crop up again when Heathcliff continues to nurse his hatred for the Lintons after Edgar has died. Appreciation for solitude is what separates the people who live at Wuthering Heights from the civilized, quiet world of the Lintons and Thrushcross Grange. Lockwood how she found Heathcliff dead in his bed. Isabella tells Nelly, 'I've recovered from my first desire to be killed by him: I'd rather he'd kill himself! She realizes her mistake but also knows that it is too late. He describes Heathcliff and the sitting room of the Heights, and briefly has an altercation with the dogs before returning to the Grange.