ABSTRACT

This chapter talks about Lockwood who finds himself snowed into the farmhouse for the night and unknown to Heathcliff, he is put in a barely furnished bedroom, built in against a window and enclosed with wooden panels. There he finds the carved name of Catherine Earnshaw. He picks up and reads an old mildewed book whose margins were her childhood diary. When Lockwood drops off to sleep, his reading forms the material of two dreams, described in this chapter. Emily Bronte always ensures that the apparently supernatural features of her narrative gives a rational explanation. She does not depend on 'magic' and its meretricious effects. Lockwood read the 'diary' and seen about him, sufficient material for his dream and the incidents, expects to form no part of the plot. But these dreams are the imaginative core of the novel where the image of the intractable Heathcliff haunts and dominates by the unattainable Cathy.