Wuthering Heights Soulmate Analysis

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Caitlin Moran
Real Love Is Not Unhealthy

The romantic love plots in Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontё take form in selfishness and attraction. Many of the relationships described in the book were never sincere. However, it is possible to argue that Cathy and Heathcliff had the most genuine relationship out of all the couples in Wuthering Heights, but did that make it a healthy one? Cathy and Heathcliff were soulmates, but also each other's downfall. Their love was unconventional, making their story painful and bitter. The bond shared between them was nothing like a healthy modern day romance. Soulmates are theory that is still depicted in modern society and is well received. Many modern movies and books have a love story where the characters are soulmates. Yet, in Cathy and Heathcliff’s case, the word ‘soulmates’ was taken to a whole
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Her ghost appears in the very beginning of the book to Lockwood, but he doesn’t understand the story of Wuthering Heights yet, so the reason why Heathcliff ran to the window begging for the ghost to reappear is beyond him. This is the truly spiritual aspect of Cathy and Heathcliff's relationship. Right after Cathy’s death, Heathcliff shouts, Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said I killed you -- haunt me then!” (155). Here does Heathcliff not only acknowledge the fact that his lack of true compassion for her is her ultimate demise, but it also is an example of how he cannot live without her either. He does not want her to rest in peace, with or without him. The cruel and unusual way Heathcliff treats Cathy’s death is exactly that, cruel and unusual. He later admits when he’s closer to death, that Cathy has been haunting him, but he isn’t too alarmed by it. It proves nearly every unhealthy aspect of their relationship. Heathcliff is so dependent on Cathy that he won’t let her rest after death, which is selfish and

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