Wuthering Heights E–pub Scarica
Ve unconscious even if they are completely outside of your own cultural referents I for instance who have no particular knowledge of or great love for romantic Anglo Gothic fiction came to Wuthering Heights with the assumption that I was picking up a melancholy ghost story of thwarted passionate love and eternal obsession Obsession turned out to be only accurate part of this presumption Having an image of Heathcliff and Cathy embracing Gone with the Wind style on a windy moor ironed in my mind I was almost completely unprepared for the hermetic moribund bleak vengeful perverse and yes obsessive novel that this really "Is Don Uixote Is Not "Don uixote is not windmills and Wuthering Heights is not really a love story Heathcliff and Cathy s love affair if it can be called that is a narcissistic I am Heathcliff Cathy exclaims at one point possessive and imminently cruel relationship predicated on self denial and an obsessiveness that relies not on passion but rather borders on hatred They are selfish violent and contriving people who have borne their fair share of abuses mostly Heathcliff in this respect and in turn feel no compunction about raining similar abuses on those who they find beneath themGiven this dynamic it seems perhaps inevitable that these two characters would make not only themselves miserable but everyone around them miserable even after death This is particularly easy to accomplish mainly because there are with the exception of Mr Lockwood the tenant who rents a home from Heathcliff no outside characters Everyone in the novel including the servants is isolated trapped between the same two homes with the same two families and have truly no chance of escaping any of the events and repercussions that occurOne character makes a temporary escape only to suffer all the for it later More important however is the fact that Heathcliff and Cathy don t even need be present although they usually are in some fashion for their influences to be felt by the other characters The sins of the father are literally inherited and distributed among the next generation The children of Wuthering Heights are not only physical doubles of their parents At least 3 characters look like Cathy and one resembles Heathcliff but they are also spiritual stand ins They must suffer for past transgressions and they must find a way to make amends for them All I might add without the particular benefit of ever having the full story the context that might be necessary to actually change their circumstances Misery it seems is inevitable There is of course much to be said about this novel One could spend uite some time dissecting all the various repetitions and doublings the narrative structure the story is told by the housekeeper to the lodger who then writes it down as a diary entry or the archetypal analogies and semi biblical symbolism that seems to be implicit to I never expected this book to be as flagrantly unforgivably bad as it wasTo start Bronte s technical choice of narrating the story of the primary characters by having the housekeeper explain everything to a tenant 20 years after it happened completely kills suspense and intimacy The most I can say is that to some extent this Functions As A Device To Help Shroud The Story And as a device to help shroud the story and from the reader But really at the time literary techniue hadn t uite always gotten around to accepting that omnipotent 3rd person narrators are allowed so you d have to have a multiperspective story told by an omnipotent 3rd person narrator who was actually a character in the story eg the housekeeper Ellen The layers of perspective make it annoying and sometimes impossible to figure out who is telling what bit of story and over because so much is related as two characters explaining things between themselves the result is that we rarely see any action and instead have the entire book explained in socratic pedantic expositionThe sense of place is poorly rendered and almost entirely missing Great the moor is grayBut ultimately the most damning thing is that the characters are a bunch of immature insuffrable narcissistic assholes with very little self respect This isn t a story of great love and passion It s the story of how child abuse perpetuates itself through the generations The characters are either emotionally abused as children or as in the case of Cathy I they re spoiled and overindulged with no discipline and can t muster the restraint and self respect to ditch abusive relationships I kept waiting for any of the characters to be remotely worth my time but I found no respite from the brutish abuse of the horribly twisted Heathcliff or from the simpering idiocy of Cathy I and II Ugh Not only are there no transformations or growth but the characters aren t even that likable to begin with How this book got to be a classic is beyond me This is my favourite book I do not say that lightly I ve read uite a lot from all different genres but this is my favourite book Of all time Ever The ladies over at The Readventurer kindly allowed me to get my feelings of utter adoration for Wuthering Heights off my chest in their Year of the Classics feature but I now realise it s time I posted a little something in this blank review space I mean come on it s my favourite book so it deserves better than empty nothingnessSo what do I love so much about Wuthering Heights Everything Okay maybe not That wouldn t really be saying it strongly enoughWhat I love about this novel is the setting the wilderness This is not a story about niceties and upper class propriet. Dità del cuore umano e svela a una lettura d'impostazione psicoanalitica intuizioni di sorprendente valore Non meno straordinario è il modo in cui l'autrice fa rivivere temi e atmosfere del romanzo 'gotico' e sovrannatural.
free download Ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook è Emily BrontëIf you think that spitefulness is romantic and that people destroying their lives is dramatic go ahead and read this book But don t say I didn t warn you Ah the classics Everybody can read their own agenda in them So first a short plot guide for dinner conversations when one needs to fake acculturation and then on to the critics view A woman 1 is in love with her non blood brother 2 but marries her neighbor 3 whose sister 4 marries the non blood brother 2 their 13 daughter 5 marries their 24 son 6 meanwhile their 12 elder brother marries and has a son 7 Then everybody dies 1 of bad temper 4 of stupidity 3 of a cold 6 because he s irritating 2 because he s mean and tried to rise above his station 5 and 7 are the only ones left so they marry The women are all called Catherine the men are mostly called Earnshaw and through intermarriage everybody is a bit of a Heathcliff The Marxist critic the oppressed and underprivileged 2 revolts to improve his lot in life but fails to make allies and loses everything as always The Post colonialist critic once again the rich 134 meddle with the lives of the poor 2 under the pretense of improving them in fact wrecking havocThe Feminist critic if only the Catherines had read The Feminine MystiueThe Freudian critic repeated intermarriage and border line incest make for such good stories The Shakespearean critic Much Ado About NothingThe Entertainment Weekly executive stories told by sources close to the protagonists always sell well because most people live vicariously And dinnertime has always been the perfect slot for gossip all i care about in this goddamn life are me my drums and youif you don t know that uote you re probably too young to be reading this and isn t it past your bedtime or shouldn t you be in school or somethingbut that uote hyper earnest cheese that is romance wuthering heights is something dangerous than romance it s one long protracted retaliation masuerading as passion and goddamn do i love it i can t believe i haven t reviewed it before i mention this book in than half of my reviews i have a whole shelf devoted to its retellings so why the delay but better late than never no it s not a perfect novel it s a flawed structure revealing the actions of seriously flawed people the framing device within a framing device totally awkward having nelly dean tell the story even though where was she for most of the action totally wrong move bronte it makes the beginning such a slog to get through but that s ust stale loaf the good stuff is all the meat in between and oh the meat the swarthy stranger of mysterious origins being raised in a family of sheltered overmoist english mushrooms all pale and rain bloated the running wild two souls against the world adolescencechildhood indiscretions vows and tantrums "bonding unspoken promises yes i will yes i will yes i will oh but wait what s "unspoken promises yes i will yes i will yes i will oh but wait what s s blond and it s rich and it s whats expected of me very well then see ya heathcliffit s ust textbook gothic from here on out revenge seduction overheard conversations mysterious disappearances murdered puppies swooning vindictive child rearing death ghosts moors phoar but this to me is a perfect love story even though it s like torture the unattainable is always romantic than the storybook i don t like an uncomplicated ending and
"a story is impactful with nuanced characters preferably heavily unlikeabl I ve tried "story is impactful with nuanced characters preferably heavily unlikeabl I ve tried three times I know people are obsessed with it I hate everyone in the book and I ust can t care about a book where I actually hate the charactersAnd sure I get the interpretation that as terrible as Heathcliff and Cathy are it s their love that redeems them and isn t that romanticNo I understand why many people hate this book Catherine and Heathcliff are monstrous Monstrous You won t like them because they are unlikable They are irrational self absorbed malicious and pretty much any negative uality you can think a person is capable of possessing without imploding They seek and destroy and act with no thought to conseuence And I find it fascinating that Emily Bronte chose them to be her central protagonistsWhen this was first published it was met with animosity because of how utterly repugnant these two characters were The way they go about their business caring nothing for others but themselves was enough for me to shake my head in complete and total udgment as if Catherine and Heathcliff could see me and are then effectively shamed by their actions Wuthering Heights is epic in my humble opinion because I believe that the scope of this story is monumental Let me explain it is a simple tale between two families that are bound in such a way that their fates are irrevocably linked What affects one affects the other Its about Catherine and Heathcliff who fall in love and how their relationship ruins the lives of those around them The book all 400 pages of it occur almost entirely at Wuthering Heights the estate of the Earnshaws and at Thrushcross Grange the estate of the Lintons with only a couple of miles of land in betweenAnd yet it is not a "small storyThe emotional magnitude of this book is great and far reaching The provoking and unapologetic uality of Bronte "storyThe emotional magnitude of this book is great and far reaching The provoking and unapologetic uality of Bronte writing is seductive The process of reading this story can feel so masochistic sometimes that its almost if she s daring us to stop reading and throw the book away Like its a game of personal endurance to see how much we can take how far we can go She pushes at us challenging us and all the while knowing that we have to keep reading becau. L'aspro realismo della vita uotidiana si fonde nel capolavoro di Emily Bronte con inuietanti suggestioni simboliche e spunti di eccezionale intensità emotiva Lo sfondo del romanzo è la solitaria brughiera dello Yorkshire;. Se redemption awaits It is nothing like its contemporaries The moors the darkness of the moors that curses the household of Wuthering Heights and its inhabitants is ever present Nature is personified It is its own character its there lingering and simmering ever so uietly saturating every scene with its silent threats of doomokay I have to stop talking like thiswhat am I anyThere is poison in this book but let me ease your mind by saying that it is balanced with goodness also This isn t a perfect novel There were still moments I found myself in perplexion recently invented word And while everything about Catherine and Heathcliff may be corrupt there is hope in Wuthering Heights If you can ourney through the menacing forest of Emily Bronte s imagination do it because the view is something to beholdHa ha ha this reviewwhat even is this This is a review I never imagined I d write This is a book I was convinced I d love I Tjockare N Vatten just have to face the facts Emily is no CharlotteI m going to start with the positives The characterisation of Heathcliff is incredibly strong He is a man who is utterly tormented by the world As a gypsy boy he is dark skinned and dark haired and to the English this rough almost wild look makes him a ruffian He stands up for himself and bites b Each one who writes to me to insult the book and the readers who love it receives a block a report and a long list of wonderful decorative adjectives If you don t like it it s absolutely your right to do so Insulting us and using derogatory termsust because it doesn t fit your notions of social and ethical issues isn t the way to convince me Goodreads has become a place for libel vilification constant insults and frankly reads of poor uality O God It is a long fight I wish it were over How can I find and put together the suitable words and write a review about one of the most iconic creations in World Literature One of those books that provoke such intense feelings that either you worship them or you utterly hate them There is no middle ground Every year I revisit Wuthering Heights for two reasons First it is one of my personal Christmas traditions and secondly I prepare extracts to use in class for my intermediate level students This year I finally felt confident enough to write a text I will not call it a review but a summary of what this masterpiece means for me what I feel each time I gaze upon its titleI was 12 when my mother made me a special gift I have a mother that gave me a book about self destructive love and a father that gave me Crime and Punishment a year later I know they rock It was a thick volume with a dark cover A cover as black as the night scene it depicted A young couple running in the moors against the wind and a black foreboding mansion looming in the background To this day that cherished Greek edition of Emily s only novel is the most beautiful I ve ever seen I read it in a single day I remember it was a windy day a summer torrent rain that lasted all afternoon It left me speechless It shaped me It shaped my reading preferences it shaped my love for eerie dark doomed haunting stories with twisted anti heroes It even shaped the choice of my professionWhen I was 15 one of the best teachers I ve ever had gave us "a project She divided us into groups and asked us to make "project She divided us into groups and asked us to make presentation of our favourite book She put me in a group with two classmates Such kind and charming souls they were but would never open a book if their lives depended on it I didn t care I was happy because I d get to choose the book We left our teacher crying buckets in the classroom marking a heroic A on our papers During the 3rd year in university we had to complete individual assignments I ll let you guess the theme and the book I chose My professor had to interrupt me at some point kindly but firmly Yes thank you Amalia this is great but there are others waiting you know Were they Anyway you get the point My level of obsession with this novel eual Heathcliff s obsession with CathyEmily Bront s novel may not be for everyone It doesn t matter Nothing is for everyone But she has created an eternal tale or nightmare of a love that is destructive dark twisted and stranger than all the other sweet lovey dovey stories that have been written She has created one of the most iconic couples in Literature she has provided the first and finest example of the Anti hero in the face of Heathcliff She has ruined "many girls expectations because who wouldn t want to be loved as " girls expectations because who wouldn t want to be loved as as Cathy was For years my notion of the ideal man was Ralph Fiennes as Heathcliff in the 1992 film The best adaptation of the novel with Juliette Binoche as Cathy How many writers who have written only one novel can claim to have accomplished all theseOne of the reasons I became a teacher was to have the opportunity to teach this book It is my greatest satisfaction when I see its impact on my teenage students They are familiar with the bleak and twisted tales of our times nothing shocks them any They love it unanimously it is a rare case where boys and girls love the same book eually So mission accomplished I cannot live without my life I cannot live without my soul For me this book is my soul It lies there making the uestion What is your favourite book the easiest everPS Please God when I die put me in a sector where I can meet Emily You can keep Shakespeare Austin Tolstoy and Dostoevsky I prefer long talks with a dist Certain novels come to you with pre packaged expectations They Piparkkuhsi just seem to be part of literature s collecti. In primo piano due famiglie che esprimono gli opposti mondi della passione distruttiva e del timido conformismo La storia appassionata e crudele porta alla luce alcuni dei misteri e delle contraddizioni nascosti nelle profon.