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"I cannot say why I felt so wildly wretched: it must have been temporary derangement for there is scarcely a cause- but supposing at twelve years old, I had been wrenched from the Heights and every early association, and my all in all, as Heathcliff was at the time... an exile and outcast, thenceforth, from what had been my world“ (115).
“‘I certainly esteem myself a steady, reasonable kind of body’” (56).
“Earnshaw had mortgaged every yard of land he owned, for cash to supply his mania for gaming” (172).
“How life will be changed, how dreary the world will be, when papa and you are dead” (212).
“For himself, he grew desperate: his sorrow was of that kind that will not lament. He neither wept, nor prayed; he cursed and defied; execrated God and man, and gave himself up to reckless dissipation” (58).
“"If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it“ (74).
"It is not so buried in the trees and it is not quite so large but you can see the country beautifully all round; and the air is healthier for you-fresher and dryer” (188).
“‘I have undergone sharp discipline, which has taught me wisdom: and then I have read more than you would fancy, Mr. Lockwood. You could not open a book in this library that I have not looked into, and got something out of also: unless it be that range of Greek and Latin, and that of French’” (56).
“Mr. Linton had put on her pillow, in the morning, a handful of golden crocuses… ‘These are the earliest flowers at the Heights,’ she exclaimed. ‘They remind me of soft thaw winds, and warm sunshine’” (123).
"Fortunately, its mother died before the time arrived some thirteen years later after the decease of Catherine when Linton was 12 or a little more“ (168).
“‘I’m very far from jesting, Miss Catherine,’ I replied. ‘You love Mr. Edgar, because he is handsome, and young, and cheerful, and rich, and loves you. The last, however, goes for nothing: you would love him without that, probably; and with it you wouldn’t unless he possessed the four former attractions’” (71).
“But the doctor says the missis must go: he says she’s been in a consumption these many months.” (57)
“I believe here new abode was in the south, near London; there she had a son born, a few months subsequent to her escape. He was christened Linton, and, from the first, she reported him to be an ailing, peevish creature” (167).
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Why do you think the characters of Wuthering Heights tend to be very similar to Emily Bronte and her family members? Do you think authors tend to write about what they know, and that's why it is all very similar, or could there be another reason?