1.) "...Wuthering Heights is the name of Mr. Heathcliff's dwelling. 'Wuthering' being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather. Pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed: one may guess the power of the north wind blowing over the edge, by the recessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun. Happily, the architect had foresight to build it strong: the narrow windows are deeply set in the wall, and the corners defended with large jutting stones."
The first quote describes Wuthering Heights. It conveys how the character, Mr. Lockwood, felt when he first saw Wuthering Heights. The physical attributes of Wuthering Heights are a metaphor of Heathcliff's personality, stormy, distant, powerful, solitary and emotionally cold.
When Mr. Lockwood described Wuthering Heights, he said it was craving alms from the sun. This statement helps connect the allusion of the houses creepy exterior to Heathcliff himself. Heathcliff also longs for the sun, for some ray of sunshine to help him out of his darkness.
2.) "I've no more business to marry Edgar Linton than I have to be in heaven; and if the wicked man in there had not brought Heathcliff so low, I shouldn't have thought of it. It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him; and that, not because he's handsome, Nelly, but because he's more myself than I am" (86).
In this quote, Catherine admits to Ellen that she loves Heathcliff, but she cannot think of marrying him because of the way Hindley has degraded...