Does Catherine love Edgar?
Some students may agree with Mrs. Dean, and think that Catherine's feelings for Edgar are not "real love," not good reasons to marry someone. The fact that she loves Heathcliff so much more passionately may render any feeling she has for Edgar irrelevant. Others may believe that she does, indeed, love Edgar, and that the passions Heathcliff arouses in her are irrational, signs of her madness.
What do you think of the role that Mrs. Dean herself played in this part of Heathcliff and Catherine's story?
Some students may agree with Edgar Linton's anger in Chapter XII, and think that Mrs. Dean has behaved...
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