"I'll have her in my arms again! If she be cold, I'll think it is this north wind that chills me; and if she be motionless, it is sleep"

The Churchyard
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe Churchyard - Credit: Bill Mill
Heathcliff's continuing obsession with Cathy, past the point of her death is one of the darkest themes in the book, and one which has been the subject of much discussion. His urge to exhume her body just so he can hold her again is a shocking manifestation of the extent of his love and an incredibly powerful image.