Monday, January 16, 2017

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, a book review

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is a classic. Classics are worth reading for many reasons. For one, they have been read so widely and often that there is much in intelligent discourse that references the content of the story. Sometimes, references to the classics appears even in less intellectual entertainment venues like broadcast TV programs. The more broadly and well-read an individual, the more they are able to realize reference to classics!

Heathcliff and Catherine are a legendary pair because of Emily Bronte. Their story is not necessarily one others would aspire to, but, like Romeo and Juliet, this story shows a love that lasts beyond the grave. Isn't that what everyone hopes their love will do? I think so… at least when that love is new.

I like that the story is related by someone who has seen the whole thing come to pass. Bess is not exactly a reliable narrator because she is very opinionated about what she has seen, but she does provide a continuous point of view, which makes the story a little bit easier to digest.

The setting is completely unfamiliar to me. I've read about moors of England so I understand what they are like inasmuch as one can without experiencing them. Still, I think if I had actual experience in/with them, this story would be even more interesting to me than it is.

Have you read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte yet? What did you think of it?
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