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Having a character such as Miss Havisham encounter Heathcliff was completely brilliant. The rage intervention scene...wow! Finally, the characters let out their direct thoughts towards Heathcliff. I especially enjoyed how the characters from Wuthering Heights maintained their "certain" characteristics. Miss Havisham is my hero!
Wuthering Heights is the most excellent of novels! Heathcliffe is the god of all romantic heroes! The whole anger management issue was very current & very funny. Scorn on you who pisstake of it!! You only need read the scene where Heathcliffe is consumed by grieif & begs Cathy to 'not rest in peace' but to haunt him at all oportunities to understand all consuming love! You harsh unromantic gits!! AND Miss Havisham was always a cow. Fforde can't reinvent that I'm afraid... (Please beg to differ & some will, but remember, she is as she was written by Dickens, a nasty, bitter old witch not a speed loving eccentric!)
'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
I hated Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff(without the e) was meant to represent nature, though, wasn't he? All wild and unrestrained, like the moors.
I read it and discussed it, and will happily discuss it further, but I've never liked it.
Loved the novel, thought heathcliff was totally nuts and thought the counselling session was hilarious. It was reading that chapter that made me read the whole book WOLP.
I also loved the line about Titus Andronicus being a sweet romantic comedy before everyone's rage took over the play. The whole idea of Miss Havisham brandishing a gun is hilarious. Now I need to read the other books. (My library only supplied WOLP and I couldn't resist even though when I read a series I always want to read the first book and go in reading order).
Posted by: Anonymous User (---.hsd1.tx.comcast.net)
Date: August 20, 2005 02:38AM
I totally tried to read "Wuthering Heights" in the fourth grade, but colloquialism bugged me so much that I just couldn't bear to read it. I tried again in the fifth grade, and then the first sentence's inverted structure bothered me....anyways, it's *five* years after I bought the book and I've finally read it!
I can't stand any of the characters (except for Nelly, of course, who doesn't get as much attention as she deserves). They're all psycho. But the book as a whole is fine.