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More Love--Wuthering Heights

             "More love, I can hear our hearts cryin'--More love, I know that's all we need" (Dixie Chicks). In Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, true love seems to appear in only one of the many relationships. The only true love shared in this novel is between Catherine and Heathcliff. To the audience, their love seems untraditional and fake, since they never end up together. This however, is a false statement. Through the actions and the words that are shared between Catherine and Heathcliff, it can clearly be seen that they share a deep love that no one else in either Thrurshcross Grange or Wuthering Heights share.
             Throughout Wuthering Heights, Catherine has been displayed as a character that has many different faces and attitudes depending on whom she is around. When she is around Nelly, the audience can truly see what deep and thoughtful feelings that Catherine truly does possess. Once, while alone with Nelly, Catherine tells Nelly her most private thoughts about Heathcliff by saying, "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same; and Linton's is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire" (Bronte 73). Even though Catherine has devoted herself to Linton, she realizes that she and Heathcliff are one in the same. The love that Catherine knows that she has for Heathcliff surpasses any sort of feeling that she has for Linton. Catherine feels that her "love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it . . . love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary" (74). Through the words that Catherine speaks about Heathcliff shows her emotions very well. It is seen that she is more in love with Heathcliff than with anyone she has ever been with before. However, due to the fact that she married Linton, Catherine does not feel that a relationship with Heathcliff would be appropriate or feasible.

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