Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte// 4/5
This is the kind of book which if you reach with certain expectations after heard after it a romance novel shall disappoint you at first and then leave you surprised in a totally different way. It is a romance of different kind, a romance of unattainable, the darker side of love and how love and decisions we make in the fits of our passion travels longer than we think them to be.
It might not be a romantic novel as you perceive it from reviews but it satisfies all your cravings of classic literature, with account of the country sides at length, with accounts of moors and fire chimneys and servants and those huge kitchens all banished and in their worst form but somehow retaining the glory of their past. This book is all about how time effects us all, and how sometimes you are helpless in the face of what comes in life.
And who would have thought that this book will be an account of Hareton and young Catherine’s love affair, all acting for them to be together and ironically their Heathcliff and Catherine’s union too calls for the prior in its manifestation, as if it was a worldly manifestation of achievement of what they have always been longing for.
Throughout the book, a reader however hopes for Heathcliff to amend himself of his character and every time he re-enters into the plot after a short absence you somehow hope for him to return civilised and for him to provide some explanation for his behaviours, thus sympathies remain with him throughout and he did finally become one towards the end thus satisfying the needs of poetic justice.
If you love classics, this book shall not disappoint you, and though it might not serve your need for romantic novel reading yet you’ll somehow be able to appreciate this as a fine piece of literature.
My favourite quote from the novel among many others: ‘ The entire world is a dreadful collection of memoranda that she did exist, and that I lost her.’