His their social class (Shapiro 287). Therefore, he

His relationship with
Catherine Earnshaw represents the contrast between dark and light. It is drive
by pure passion and as Paris observed ‘When they are merged with each other, they feel at
home in the world, but when they are separated, they feel completely isolated
in a universe that has turned into “a mighty stranger” (Chapter IX)’
(248). They speak from a will of passion thus their language spread with
violent verbs and tempestuous adjectives differ them from the ordinary and ‘exalt
the power of human feelings’ (Karl 151). They become inseparable, as parts of
the same soul, fusion that is suggested by Cathy herself when she defines her
love for Linton and Heathcliff. If she loves Linton because his handsomeness
and social status, when comes to Heathcliff, she loves him because ‘He’s more
myself than I am. 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’
(Chapter IX). Karl compared their love to the medieval ones because ‘they live
only for love’. ‘Heathcliff compares his love with Edgar Linton’s: “‘If he
loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn’t love as much in eighty
years as I could in a day…. It is not in him to be loved like me: how can she
love in him what he has not?’ (Chapter XIV). Heathcliff claims supernatural
qualities, as if comparing himself to a god, a being in whom love is so fierce
that it explodes into altogether new dimensions.’ (151). He has features of the
medieval lover who ‘die’ for his love considered that after Cathy’s death he
uncovered her coffin planning to die in her arms if he must. However,
Heathcliff’s love for Catherine is denied to him by the Victorian society who
judges him. ┬áThe Linton’s represent the
good Christians who reject Heathcliff because he cannot be a member of their
social class (Shapiro 287). Therefore, he lost Catherine to Edgar Linton, who
is the exact opposite of him, because he must remain wild and cannot be tamed
by love (Karl 154).



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