å Wuthering Heights ☆ Download by ✓ Emily Brontë
å Wuthering Heights ☆ Download by ✓ Emily Brontë If you think that spitefulness is romantic, and that people destroying their lives is dramatic, go ahead and read this book But don t say I didn t warn you.
Certain novels come to you with pre packaged expectations They just seem to be part of literature s collective unconscious, even if they are completely outside of your own cultural referents I, for instance, who have no particular knowledge of or great love for romantic, Anglo Gothic fiction, came to Wuthering Heights with the assumption that I was picking up a melancholy ghost story of thwarted, passionate love and eternal obsession Obsession turned out to be only accurate part of this presumption Having an image of Heathcliff and Cathy embracingGone with the Windstyle on a windy moor ironed in my mind, I was almost completely unprepared for the hermetic, moribund, bleak, vengeful, perverse, and yes obsessive novel that this really is Don Quixote is not about windmills and Wuthering He Wuthering Heights Is A Wild, Passionate Story Of The Intense And Almost Demonic Love Between Catherine Earnshaw And Heathcliff, A Foundling Adopted By Catherine S Father After Mr Earnshaw S Death, Heathcliff Is Bullied And Humiliated By Catherine S Brother Hindley And Wrongly Believing That His Love For Catherine Is Not Reciprocated, Leaves Wuthering Heights, Only To Return Years Later As A Wealthy And Polished Man He Proceeds To Exact A Terrible Revenge For His Former Miseries The Action Of The Story Is Chaotic And Unremittingly Violent, But The Accomplished Handling Of A Complex Structure, The Evocative Descriptions Of The Lonely Moorland Setting And The Poetic Grandeur Of Vision Combine To Make This Unique Novel A Masterpiece Of English Literature I never expected this book to be as flagrantly, unforgivably bad as it was.
To start, Bronte s technical choice of narrating the story of the primary characters by having the housekeeper explain everything to a tenant 20 years after it happened completely kills suspense and intimacy The most I can say is that to some extent this functions as a device to help shroud the story and motives from the reader But really, at the time literary technique hadn t quite always gotten around to accepting that omnipotent 3rd person narrators are allowed, so you d have to have a multiperspective story told by an omnipotent 3rd person narrator who was actually a character in the story e.
g the housekeeper Ellen The layers of perspective make it annoying and sometimes impossible to figure out who is telling what bit of story and over, because so much is related as two characters explaining things betwe How can I find and put together the suitable words and write a review about one of the most iconic creations in World Literature One of those books that provoke such intense feelings that either you worship them or you utterly hate them There is no middle ground Every year, I revisit Wuthering Heights for two reasons First, it is one of my personal Christmas traditions and secondly, I prepare extracts to use in class for my intermediate level students This year, I finally felt confident enough to write a text I will not call it a review, but a summary of what this masterpiece means for me, what I feel each time I gaze upon its title.
I was 12 when my mother made me a special gift I have a mother that gave me a book all i care about in this goddamn life are me, my drums, and you if you don t know that quote, you re probably too young to be reading this and isn t it past your bedtime or shouldn t you be in school or something but that quote, hyper earnest cheese that is romance Wuthering Heights is something dangerous than romance it s one long protracted retaliation masquerading as passion and goddamn do i love it i can t believe i haven t reviewed it before i mention this book in than half of my reviews, i have a whole shelf devoted to its retellings, so why the delay but better late than never no, it s not a perfect novel it s a flawed structure revealing the actions of seriously flawed people the framing device within a framing device totally awkward ha Ah the classics Everybody can read their own agenda in them So, first a short plot guide for dinner conversations when one needs to fake acculturation, and then on to the critics view A woman 1 is in love with her non blood brother 2 but marries her neighbor 3 whose sister 4 marries the non blood brother 2 their 1,3 daughter 5 marries their 2,4 son 6 meanwhile, their 1,2 elder brother marries and has a son 7 Then everybody dies, 1 of bad temper, 4 of stupidity, 3 of a cold, 6 because he s irritating, 2 because he s mean and tried to rise above his station 5 and 7 are the only ones left, so they marry The women are all called Catherine, the men are mostly called Earnshaw, and through intermarriage everybody is a bit of a Heathcliff The Marxist critic the oppressed and underprivileged 2 revolts to improve his lot in life, but fails to make allies and los
This is a review I never imagined I d write This is a book I was convinced I d love I just have to face the facts, Emily is no Charlotte.
I m going to start with the positives The characterisation of Heathcliff is incredibly strong He is a man who is utterly tormented by the world As a gypsy boy he is dark skinned and dark haired, and to the English this rough, almost wild, look makes him a ruffian He stands up for himself, and bites back thus, he is termed a monster In a very, very, Frankenstein s monster like sense, his perceived outer image begins to permeate his soul Call a man a monster, and eventually he may start acting like oneHe s not a rough diamond a pearl containing oyster of a rustic he s a fierce, pitiless, wolfish man He is a very complex man, capable of great cruelty and kindness The world has m I understand why many people hate this book Catherine and Heathcliff are monstrous Monstrous You won t like them because they are unlikable They are irrational, self absorbed, malicious and pretty much any negative quality you can think a person is capable of possessing without imploding They seek and destroy and act with no thought to consequence And I find it fascinating that Emily Bronte chose them to be her central protagonists.
When this was first published it was met with animosity because of how utterly repugnant these two characters were The way they go about their business caring nothing for others but themselves was enough for me to shake my head in complete and total judgment, as if Catherine and Heathcliff could see me and are then eff
And, sure, I get the interpretation that as terrible as Heathcliff and Cathy are, it s their love that redeems them, and isn t that romantic.