Wuthering Heights

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WUTHERING HEIGHTS The book itself Wuthering Heights is a novel that often describe with overwrought adjectives; "passionate", "savages", "tormented", "wild", "raw", "uncanny", "terrible", and refers to the book's "violence", "misery", "thwarted longing", and "immerse power and strength", within the book's own cultural context, these highly changed terms are certainly justified. However the book is memorable for its depictionof an intense, doormed love affair, and yet it preoccupies itself not at all with the subject - sex. The major characters are often describe as "cruel" or " savages", yet there is very little violence in the boo. Wuthering Heights certainly possesses a raw poetic beauty, however and for a victorian novel, it earns at least a measure of the sensational rhetoric with which it is so associated. The book is more to a hunting psychological deception of a powerful and ill fated passion that defies all order and breaks all barriers and yet readers who expect to find an erotic thriller will be sorely dissapointed.

The truth is that Wuthering Heights is the very book that filled with passion. By the other hand, we are drawn into the book by its presentation of the love affair between Catherine and Heathcliff which , for all its misery and destructiveness, is irresistable in its apparent fullfilment of the ideal of romantic loves: Heathcliff and Catherine are bound together by a passion which nothing can effect, lessen, or threathen, not even their own action; their love is a fact of nature, and though Emily Bronte herself may well have intended the book to illustrate the harmful consequences of ungorvened passion, she makes the passion so compelling that it drowns out the moral lesson of the novel. The first part of the book focuse on the generation of characters that include Heatchliff, Catherine, hindley, Edgar...