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It's one of the most engaging and passionate novels I've read. To manage to create something readable and shapely out of uncontrolled passions is a real feat of sophistication that I think is rightly admired.
I certainly liked that. Complexity is a good word to describe this novel. Heathcliff's a tough kid, and I like that; Heathcliff and Cathy Earnshaw are really a match for each other; Heathcliff and Cathy have real self-destructive traits; Cathy should get a grip of herself; Cathy's marriage to Edgar Linton was not such a good idea; Heathcliff is a monster because he marries a woman he hates for the sole purpose of destruction; Heathcliff is nasty because he treats Linton Heathcliff and Hareton so meanly; Heathcliff still captures some of my sympathy because of his passion, which may have a redemptive quality to it; Heathcliff's desire for revenge admirably wanes; Heathcliff is a monster but a really lovelorn and intense one.
I like the book because it allows me to feel all these things as the story progresses without any of these feelings being wrong.
The dialogue is theatrical and elevated and in the Romantic fashion, but I think for a novel about elevated feelings and intense passions, I think that "artificiality" is the right tone. I like how Lockwood's the frame narrator and Nelly Dean's the real storyteller. To do all of this in the span of several hundreds of pages and still keep me engaged—that's really admirable.
I admit I need to reread it as I think that's the way Wuthering Heights will grow on me. After all, rereading led me to have a greater appreciation of Shakespeare's plays, of Homer's epics, of Milton's Paradise Lost, and more.
I also should read more women writers. I admit the second-generation stuff with Heathcliff being an outright monster could feel dragging and relentlessly unhappy at times, and I feel that when Cathy Earnshaw disappeared something else went away from the story.
That being said, the book picks up a lot near the end, and Lockwood's last words that conclude Wuthering Heights have a special quiet brilliance.It’s interesting that when most readers talk about Wuthering Heights, they talk mostly about Cathy I and Heathcliff, and maybe Edgar, and very rarely mention the love triangle of Cathy II, Linton, and Hareton.
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