In the kitchen at Wuthering Heights, Cathy and her brother Hindley are playing together, waiting for their father to return. He arrives home with a ragged child known as Heathcliff. As they grow older Cathy and Heathcliff spend their time together on the desolate moors where the bond between them grows closer, with Hindley remaining on the outside of their intense relationship. Years later Cathy and Hindley’s father dies and Hindley becomes master of Wuthering Heights. He takes his revenge upon Heathcliff, delighting in his degradation and humiliation.