Wuthering Heights - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Nelly continues telling her story. Mr. Earnshaw had grown ill. He could not bear the fighting between his son, Hindley, and Heathcliff so he sent the former to college. Catherine was a very pretty, but very mischievous little girl. Her best friend was Heathcliff and she spent most of her time with him.

Mr. Earnshaw passed away in his chair. Catherine had been at his feet and Heathcliff lay in her lap. Catherine had sung to her father and he slipped into death without anyone realizing what had happened. When they finally did everyone was stricken with grief. Catherine and Heathcliff comforted each other with their descriptions of what heaven was like.

Chapter 5 Analysis

Chapter five describes Catherine and Heathcliff's childhood through the eyes of Nelly. The children were best of friends, and although mischievous, are described as relatively good kids. The reader is meant to feel...

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