" 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 "
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.
" as plain as a quaker "
The Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers
, is a Christian movement, born out of 17th century dissenters. They played an important role in the improvement of social conditions for the poor and the abolition of the slave trade.
Quakers were known for their plain dress and minimalist meetings, with no leader or programme and little music. The name quaker was adopted because of their message that people should tremble at the Word of God.