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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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Jul 06, 2010

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bookshelves: literature-classics, romance, book-movie, school-assignments
Recommended to Cindy by: Ms. Hovan
Read from June 23 to July 06, 2010 , read count: 1

** spoiler alert ** Despite not liking any of the characters, I enjoyed the story. The plot and storyline were captivating and intriguing. It makes me want to find out the characters motives and how such innocent characters turned out the way they did. The Catherines were snobby and haughty without manners. They both blurted out whatever their opinions were, such as their harsh treatment to Hareton and Edgar Linton. Catherine Earnshaw took advantage of Edgar's compassion and love for her. She married him because it was expected of her and not what she really wanted. Her reasons for marrying him were superficial and shallow. Her daughter Catherine Linton was a total brat like her mother, yet the apple of everyone's eye.

Linton I absolutely despised. His reasons for courting Catherine were selfish and everything he did was for him. He cried over everything that would do wrong to him. I felt pity for Hareton who held so much promise as a child but then became corrupted by Heathcliff's upbringing and Joseph's teachings {or lack of}. The females of this book are extremely naive and leap into relationships, which I guess was the trend back in the day. I only really appreciated Heathcliff's ingenious plans of taking revenge on those who wronged him. I understood his hatred for each character and while that didn't justify his crimes, it gave readers an understanding for his motives. All in all, I enjoyed it.

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