Cathy changed her mind so often. Mainly about Heathcliff. When they
were younger she said to him;
"It would be dreadful if Hindley ever found out."
Heathcliff: "Found out what? Can't you talk to me once in a while?"
Cathy: "Shouldn't talk to you at all. Look at you. You get worse every
day. Dirty, unkempt, and in rags. Why aren't you a man? Heathcliff, why
don't you run away?"
Heathcliff: "Run away? From you?"
Cathy: "You could come back to me rich and take me away. Why aren't you
my prince like we said long ago? Why can't you rescue me Heathcliff?"
Heathcliff: "Cathy, come with me now."
Cathy: "And live in haystacks and steal our food from the marketplaces?
No Heathcliff, that's not what I want."
Heathcliff: "You just want to send me off. That won't do. I've stayed
here and been beaten like a dog, abused and cursed and driven mad, but
I stayed just to be near you, even as a dog. And I'll stay 'till the end.
I'll live and I'll die under this rock."
She had reason to apologise to Heathcliff after entertaining
Edgar Linton at Wuthering Heights and sending Heathcliff away.
Cathy: "Forgive me, Heathcliff. Forgive me. Heathcliff. Make the
world stop right here. Make everything stop and stand still and never
move again. Make the moors never change, and you and I never change."
Heathcliff: "The moors and I will never change. Don't you, Cathy."
Cathy: "I can't. I can't. No matter what I ever do or say Heathcliff,
this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me forever.
Heathcliff, when you went away, what did you do? Where did you go?"
Heathcliff: "I went to Liverpool. One night, I shipped for America
on a brigantine going to New Orleans. We were held up by the tide
and I lay all night long on the deck, thinking of you, and the years
and years ahead without you. I jumped overboard and swam ashore."
Cathy: "I think I'd died if you hadn't."
Heathcliff: "Cathy, we're not thinking of that other world now."
Cathy: "Smell the heather. Heathcliff. Fill my arms with heather.
All they can hold. Come on."
Heathcliff: "Cathy. You're still my queen."
His Queen of Peniston Crag. Yet despite all Cathy's continual renewals
of their love, she was still driven to the Linton's way of life. Heathcliff
was forced to leave again. And Cathy became secure in Edgar's love and
Or so she thought until Heathcliff returned, finally having made his
fortune. Yet now that Cathy was no longer his, he sought his revenge
with Edgar's sister, Isabella, who was soon to realise that to him,
she was only a dull, false replica of Cathy, and she too, became embroiled
within the curse of that destructive relationship between the ill-fated
pair. When Heathcliff heard that Cathy was dying, and Isabella realised
that it was Cathy who took first place in his heart, she implored him,
with words of love and hope.
Heathcliff: "Why isn't there the smell of heather in your hair?"
Isabella: "Oh Heathcliff, why won't you let me come near you? You're
not black and horrible as they all think. You're full of pain. I can
make you happy. Let me try. You won't regret it. I'll be your slave.
I can bring life back to you, new and fresh."
Heathcliff: "Why are your eyes always empty? Like Linton's eyes."
Isabella: "They're not empty, if you'd only look deeper. Look at
me. I'm pretty. I'm a woman and I love you. You're all of life to
me. Let me be a single breath of it for you Heathcliff, let your heart
look at me just once."
Heathcliff: "Almighty God, give me life. What is it but hunger and
He rode to Thrusscross Grange, and knowing Edgar was out, raced to
her bedroom. After much passion between them, he said;
Heathcliff: "I could as soon forget you with my own life, Cathy,
if you die."
Cathy: "Heathcliff. Come. Let me feel how strong you are."
Heathcliff: "Strong enough to bring us both back to life, Cathy, if
you want to live."
Cathy: "No, Heathcliff, I want to die."
Heathcliff: "Oh Cathy, why did you kill yourself?"
Cathy: "Hold me. Just hold me."
Heathcliff: "Oh, and love comfort you. My tears don't love you, Cathy.
They blight and curse and damn you!"
Cathy: "Heathcliff, don't break my heart."
Heathcliff: "Oh Cathy, I never broke your heart. You broke it! Cathy!
Cathy! You loved me! What right to throw love away for the poor fancy
thing you felt for him, for a handful of worthiness. Misery and death
and all the evils that God and man could have ever done would never
have parted us. You'd be better alone. You wandered off like a wanton,
greedy child to break your heart and mine."
Cathy: "Heathcliff, forgive me. We've so little time."
Ellen comes to warn them that Edgar is returning, but they still
remain lost in each other.
Heathcliff: "I won't go, Cathy. I'm here. I'll never leave you again."
Cathy: "I told you, Ellen. When you went away that night in the
rain, I told you I belonged to him, that he was my life, my being."
Ellen: "Don't listen to her ravings."
Cathy: "It's true. It's true. I'm yours, Heathcliff. I've never
been anyone else's."
Ellen: "She doesn't know what she's saying. You can still get out.
Go before they get here."
Cathy: "Take me to the window. Let me look at the moors with you
once more, my darling. Once more."
Heathcliff takes Cathy in his arms and carries her to to window overlooking
the moors. Before she dies she says to him;
"Heathcliff, can you see the Crag over there where our castle is?
I'll wait for you 'til you come."
As Edgar and Dr Kenneth rush in, Heathcliff cries,
"Leave her alone - she's mine!"
They pray for Cathy's soul, as Heathcliff delivers his final ultimatum
Heathcliff: "What do they know of Heaven or Hell, Cathy, who know
nothing of life? Oh, they're praying for you, Cathy. I'll pray one
prayer with them. I repeat 'til my tongue stiffens. Catherine Earnshaw
- may you not rest so long as I live on. I killed you. Haunt me then.
Haunt your murderer. I know that ghosts have wandered on the Earth.
Be with me always. Take any form. Drive me mad. Only do not leave
me in this dark alone where I cannot find you. I cannot live without
my life. I cannot die without my soul."