The previous paper was a study on Heathcliff's character from a stylistic
point of view. The present paper deals with Catherine，and is an attempt to understand a
phase of her character as revealed in her speech. In comparison with Heathcliff，
who has ‘a single wish'，Catherine has a mind more complicated and inconsistent.
On the one hand，she wants to enjoy worldly happiness，and on the other，cannot resist her inner voice. Her tone of speech changes according to the different situations. These complexities of her character seem to be embodied in her expressions as follows:
(1) She is a woman who cannot disguise her feeling when excited and expresses it without reflection. When she is concerned with worldly things，her tone of speech becomes haughty or high-handed. (2) When she gets angry (especially at Edgar's egoism or coldness)，ironical elements are visible. lf they are uttered in excitement，the sentence structure becomes as simple as in the case of (1). But if they are expressed with some
'feigned playfulness'，the sentences become a little complicated. (3) In the case where she is reflective，religious or meditative，her speech has a tinge of figurative colour. Similies and metaphors are used especially to
compare Edgar and Heathcliff. Irreligious as she may appear，she has some religious elements deep in her bosom，and they are expressed with a philosophical tone.
(4) An example from chapter 15 is chosen to show how her tone of speech changes according to the emotion she feels at the time. There is violent passion, unconcerned lyricism，dispassionate anger，or serene simpleness expressed in each different tone.