Catherine speaks to Nelly Dean about Edgar's proposal to her.|
She said she
Catherine's reasons for marrying Edgar are:
Edgar is preferred because he represents
and Catherine's desire for him
concerns with sensuality or physical desire.
Catherine's explanation is
Nelly insists on Catherine explaining her choice through her feelings and Catherine says "I love the ground under his feet, and the air over his head".
and forces her to speak up her mind.
Thus, to compare her love for Edgar with the one for Heathcliff, Catherine uses
- Her love for Edgar
Edgar's and her own soul together:
- Her love for Heathcliff
Heathcliff's and her own soul together:
In the end, Catherine:
- shows she is aware that
so she shows
- reveals she is planning to marry Edgar
thus she shows
The passage as a whole shows that Catherine's love for Heathcliff
time and material existence, it is