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Friday, August 19, 2005

Wuthering Heights

I don't get it. Am I missing something??
posted by Julie at 10:21 AM

8 Comments:

um... aren't ghosts romantic?

19/8/05 13:39  

I'll have to read and it tell you. It's been sitting on my shelf for two years now, I just never pick it up.

19/8/05 16:14  

I just don't get the how unimaginable violence is an indication of love. I thought it would be the reverse. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm completely engrossed, but more because it's kinda a train wreck than anything else... It's extremely sad. I've been trying to remember how the movie ends, but I can't remember. I'm not quite finished yet, so maybe I'll update when I finish it.

19/8/05 16:28  

I remember actually liking it despite it being totally twisted.

But, I don't understand why in the world you would name a "romantic" lead character Heathcliff. That's just setting you up for disaster.

Try Gilbert.
Try Laurie.
Try Mr. Darcy.

Oh, wait...those aren't all that great either. They all need lessons from Lori Wick on naming male characters. (I just wanted to get you going Julie.)

Oh, I know what attracts people to it...it must be all the mist in the book. What's with you and stories/movies with mist and fog?

19/8/05 18:41  

Hey, I think Mr. Darcy is a perfectly lovely name.

Better than Heathcliff.

Besides, Mr. Darcy was usually called Darcy and that is a perfectly lovely name, especially when associted with a picture of Colin Firth.

19/8/05 21:22  

It has been a while since I read Wuthering Heights. I was totally engrossed in the story as well. Maybe I'm twisted but I find unrequited love to be the most romantic. Obviously, Catherine was in love with Heathcliff, but she married someone else to prosper socially. Heathcliff was left with nothing but hate.

I've been around long enough to be on the losing end of a emotional relationship, so I can relate to the despair and anger heathcliff holds. I don't believe the violence is an indication of love but is the result of not having love returned. Lost love and untimely death are two things that always strike a strangely romantic chord with me. This book is full of both.

This book really made me sad for a long while after reading it. In fact...I'm kinda sad now.

20/8/05 23:37  

Yes. It MUST be all the mist. :)

22/8/05 16:33  

I just thought they were all pysco. But the ending was good. It left you with a weird taste in the mouth and I think a story that does that is a very effective one.

22/8/05 22:17  

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