wuthering heights

PosterĄG Nadia Chi at 19:58:0 6/21/98 from tpproxy5.hinet.net

No doubt about it, this book is a well written classic that generations continue to enjoy. I did in fact enjoy this book and got absorbed in the story. I was told this book was a love story; however, it is not just any love story. This book had depth and angles not only about love. Revenge is most likely the dominant theme in the second half of the book. Even though Heathcliff abandons his plan for vengeance. There is no traditional happy ending for the principal characters in the book. There is also a theory of crime and punishment. All the characters sin in some way and are punished, with the exception of Cathy and Hareton.
In Wuthering Heights, as the years went by the Earnshaw's and Linton's became very dysfunctional. It seemed that there was no order in the family households. Most of all, I enjoyed the characters Emily Bronte created. Catherine Earnshaw was such a passionate character, her words moved me like no other book had. I was inspired greatly by Cathy's passion, "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. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same; and Linton's is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire (68)." That particular passage was really a special one for me. I felt so sorry for Heathcliff even though he became revengeful; however, I believe he was driven by passion himself. Catherine and Heathcliff were my favorite characters, but all the other characters were very important too.
Although the book is 'wordy', I thoroughly enjoyed the story and characters. I wish to bring to mind, a few points about the book which make it worth reading and worth appreciating. Written in the typical Gothic Novel style, the work is full of horror, violence, love, trauma and death. the theme of nature v/s nurture and of wuthered development have been taken up with severity- and as the story unravels, the plot reveals itself in repetition - highlighting the horror of violence. Furthermore, I recommend this novel to anyone searching for a good book.


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