Book Review of "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte.

Essay by everhappygirlHigh School, 10th gradeB+, March 2004

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This story's theme is love. This story has so much twists and turns all because of Catherine and Heathcliff's love. Their love was so deep that it bred hatred in Heathcliff. This caused their love to be passed down to the next generation. By reading this story, I can get a new perspective of love. In common love stories, the story line is about the beauty of love. However, in Wuthering Heights, it is about the destruction that love itself can bring about. In this story, love has brought more harm than good. Yet, it still enabled people to understand the power of love. I have got to know that love can push you to do many things.

When I first started reading this story, I was very touched by Heathcliff's love for Catherine. He would rather suffer as a servant in order to be with Catherine. As Catherine later married another, Heathcliff was heartbroken and left.

He came back after three years so that he would worthy of Catherine. This shows that he still loved Catherine although she betrayed him. Although he plotted revenge against Hindley and Isabella, all this was because of his deep love for Catherine. He revenged against Hindley as he was the one who treated Heathcliff as a servant, preventing Catherine from marrying him. He hated Edgar Linton as he married Catherine and broke up the two of them. This was why he eloped with Isabella and ill-treated her.

Although many would dislike Heathcliff as he had caused so much trouble and turmoil in Wuthering Heights, I beg to differ. Personally, I feel that Heathcliff is someone who is hard to find in this world. It is very difficult to find a man with such deep feelings for someone that can last so long. I...