Monday, January 7, 2013

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - Book Review


Wuthering Heights was supposed to be a book that I loved very much when I was in school...Was it??? That is what I have been wondering for a few days...I have no idea, but I managed to develop a certain dislike by the time I reached the middle of the book...And I would have abandoned the book if it was not the "Wuthering Heights".

Ok..It was more of a matter of unfulfilled expectations because I was looking forward to some light romance just like the ones you see in all those Classics...Alas, it was not to be so...

Wuthering Heights is all about Heathcliff's  revenge towards Hindley who is the son of Mr. Earnshaw who adopted him from the streets when he was a child. Hindley from the very beginning took a hatred towards Heathcliff, but his sister Catherine doted on Heathcliff. Heathcliff grew up, run away from Wuthering Heights, amaze some fortune and return to take a revenge on the whole family who had treated him like a servant after Mr Earnshaw's death. The fact that Catherine had already married Mr Linton aggravates him even further.

Wuthering Heights is all about HeathCliff and his obsession for Catherine and I could not find anything else more in the book. The  narrator happens to be an outsider who comes to live in Thrushcross Grange owned by Heathcliff and learns the story from his housekeeper.

I know there are a lot of people who love this Classic book, but I should say that I am very  much disappointed with it.

Verdict: It is not a love story...It is more about revenge and paying back to people who hurt you..

1 comment:

  1. I read this a while ago too. I am not sure if revisiting it now would change my impression of it. :-) I try not to reread books though as a rule...

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