Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bronte, was a novel filled with
many emotions and activity. Her characters represent an on going conflict
between love and hate. Upon the publication of the book articles and
reviews were written regarding Brontes novel. Following her death some of
these were recovered such as the following written January 15 1848: " In
Wuthering Heights the reader is shocked, disgusted, almost sickened by
details of cruelty, inhumanity and the most diabolical hate and vengeance,
and anon come passages of powerful testimony to the supreme power of love-
even over demons in the human form. The women in the book are of a strange
fiendish-angelic nature tantalizing and terrible, and the men are
indescribable out of the book itself. " The critic fills my complete
expectations for what a review of this book should be. It is, in a sense,
a blending of elements that make the book what it is. Both atmosphere and
characters are filled with a mystery that keeps the reader drawn to the
One of the main elements of the story that is mentioned in the
review is cruelty. Cruelty has helped form some of the characters to be
what they are. When a young Heathcliff is brought into the Earnshaw family,
he is instantly disliked by Hindley Earnshaw. Hindley hates Heathcliff for
intruding onto his family. He loses his fathers love and sets out to
destroy Heathcliff. Within Catherine's diary was written: " I wish my
father were back again. Hindley is a detestable substitute-his conduct to
Heathcliff is atrocious. " (25) Hindleys hate toward Heathcliff is...
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... the review suggest shocking and disgusting displays of
human nature. One could not be more shocked than idea of removing a corpse
from its grave to fulfill an undying love.
The book ends as Heathcliff dies. We can see that the novel
revolved around his life. He stands in the end unredeemed. His soul was
forever locked in between his love for Catherine and his hate for the rest.
Wuthering Heights can have a different interpretation by anyone who reads
it. There are the evident struggles between love and hate, and as we can
see through the end, love is stronger than hate.
Works Cited and Consulted
Bronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights. New York: Dover Thrift Editions, 1996.
Mamicheva, Valerie. Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, http://www.shared-visions.com/explore/literature/WutheringHeights.htm
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