Nell meets Hareton after an absence, and is hurled-at literally and literally. She gathers much from this brief interrogation.
Upon Heathcliff’s next visit to Thrushcross Grange, he makes the move on Isabella: Catherine says, “I’m not jealous of you, I’m jealous for you” (97).
“What new phase of character is this?” (97). Heathcliff reveals his intention with him the following speech.
“Cathy, this lamb of yours threatens like a bull!” (99). The “fight”: “I’d rather see Edgar at bay than you.”
Edgar’s ultimatum: him or me.
Catherine’s fit puts Edgar into a fright; Nell rightly warns him that she is acting, and that giving in will not be the best of responses…