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goo  ·  1400 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: August 24th: What are you reading this week?

I just finished Wuthering Heights. I'm a pretty big fan of classics (I like to see what the hype is about) and man, I was not expecting this.

I am more confused than ever as to why anyone thinks Heathcliff and Catherine made a good couple. The symbols of the book were awesome though. A pity Emily died so young!

briandmyers  ·  1396 days ago  ·  link  ·  

RicePaddy  ·  1400 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's been awhile since I read it. Spoiler alert for anybody who hasn't read it yet:

Were you massively confused when Cathy dies, and then on literally the next page her daughter is born also named Catherine and with almost no indication in the first place that her mother was pregnant to begin with!? I was a good 2 or 3 confused pages into the next chapter before I realized what was going on.

goo  ·  1399 days ago  ·  link  ·  

RIGHT! I had to reread the first few paragraphs, I caught the sentence where the daughter was born but I was like, what? She was pregnant? WHEN?

RicePaddy  ·  1399 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    "So I killed a major character, but it's okay! I gave you a new one! Look, she has the same name and everything! Just pretend nothing ever happened!"

- Emily Bronte

briandmyers  ·  1400 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I had the same thought when I read it in school, ages ago. Heathcliff is a jackass, and Catherine is an idiot. Maybe the point is that they deserve each other.

goo  ·  1400 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Way more than that, they're both psychotic and delusional and all around fucked up. Seriously, damn.