|Plot Summary of Wuthering Heights|
|"Heathcliff and Catherine are wildly in love. Th book is the result of their violence and misery that result from their thwarted longing for eachother. It is filled with the uncanny understanding of the terrible truths about men and women."
Jenna Evans, Resident Scholar
|"For a renowned romance novel, this is a savage and cold tale. (See Camille Paglia's chapter on it in _Sexual Personae_.) Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, an orphan raised in Catherine's home on the moors of northern England, are enthralled with each other but marry other people. Out of the violence of their emotions and the opposition in and between their families come the destruction of nearly all the Earnshaws of Wuthering Heights and the Lintons of nearby Thrushcross Grange. Though the narrator Mr. Lockwood pieces together most of the tale in the early 19th century, most of the events take place earlier, in the second half of the 18th."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|"A breathtaking story of obsessive love AND hate. Two tortured souls devided by social structure. This book will leave you as chilled as the wind on the Yorkshire moors but in complete awe of the power of love!! "
heather huckfeldt, Resident Scholar
|"Catherine Earnshaw and her family take in a ragged orphan-Heathcliff. Catherine, "Cathy", and Heathcliff fall in love but are parted but a cruel fate. Their love lives through all things, even death"
Alli Baker, Resident Scholar
|"Wuthering Heights is a book filled with hate, lust and revenge. It is based on a ferocious and fierce love story of Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw and their immortal, all-absorbing passion. After all the agony, misery and anguish they reunite in death."
Olga Maximenko, Resident Scholar
|"This is the story of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, who have loved one another since childhood. When Catherine declares that she cannot marry Heathcliff because it would lower her, he disappears and she marries Edgar Linton. When Heathcliff does return, he weasles his way back into Cathy's life; but she dies and Heathcliff vows to take it out on everyone around him...even if it means ruining Cathy's daughter's life."
Sarrah, Resident Scholar
|"The story of two children grown up together, not getting along very well... they seem to hate each other... but love is hidden behind hate, an impossible love destined to last till the end."
Katy, Resident Scholar
|"Heathcliff is an orphan boy who is adopted by Mr Earnshaw, a generous man, who introduced the boy to his two children as their new brother. His daughter, Catherine, accepts the boy completely and they become best friends while his boy, Hindley, considers Heathcliff as a rival. When Mr Earnshaw dies, Hindley is the new owner of Wuthering Heights, their house, and decides treating Heathcliff as a servant.
Young and passionate, Cathy and Heathcliff start their love story. He is torn between the anger and humiliation he suffers and his love for her.
One night, being with Heathcliff, Cathy meets Edgar Linton. He is a rich fine young man who lives near Whuthering Heights with his parents and his sister. He belongs to a family of a higher social class. Cathy is captivated by this. Edgar falls in love with her and she is attracted to his life style.
Heathcliff can stand it no longer and, in a violent stormy night, he leaves for three years. While Heathcliff is far from her, Cathy marries Edgar but she loves Heathcliff who is now coming back to start with his revenge.
Marta Garay, Resident Scholar
|"Set in the 18th century against the backdrop of the wild and rugged Yorkshire moors, Wuthering Heights is the story of unbridled passion longing and revenge. The story begins when Mr Lockwood, tenant of an old mansion Thrushcross Grange goes across the windy moors to meet his weird, reticent and brooding landlord Heathcliffe, master of another mansion Wuthering Heights. He is forced to spend the night in Heights because of a thunderstorm and is put up in a room which once belonged to a youbg Catherine Earnshaw. The night turns out to be wild and stormy. Adding a touch of eeriness is the figure of a young woman whose plaintive wails of ''let me in'' sets the story in motion.
Heathcliffe, actually of gypsy descent was raised in the Heights where he was brought by the master of the house Earnshaw from one of his trips to faraway places. Heathcliffe befriends and falls in love with the wild and passionate Catherine Earnshaw who returns Heathcliffe's silent and brooding love. Their star-crossed love coupled with the intense hatred of Cathy's brother forms the core of the book.
How Heathcliffe loses Cathy and his agonizing longing for the only woman he could ever love is the haunting motif of the novel."
Rebecca Thomas, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Wuthering Heights|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Kind of romance:
- spurned lover going for revenge
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- of a different social class
- emotionally unstable
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- healthy but a geeky weakling
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- fancy mansion
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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