Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights - John S. Whitley, Emily Brontë

Summary:

Many people, generally those who have never read the book, consider Wuthering Heights to be a straightforward, if intense, love story — Romeo and Juliet on the Yorkshire Moors. But this is a mistake. Really the story is one of revenge. It follows the life of Heathcliff, a mysterious gypsy-like person, from childhood (about seven years old) to his death in his late thirties. Heathcliff rises in his adopted family and then is reduced to the status of a servant, running away when the young woman he loves decides to marry another. He returns later, rich and educated, and sets about gaining his revenge on the two families that he believed ruined his life. 

 

My opinion:

This classic was really good, but I liked Jane Eyre more. The story of those characters were told by the maid to mr. Lockwood, which was so cool! So basically it's a story within a story. Some characters were crazy and they had to show their hate to other characters. The ending was so funny (with the revenge stuff). The bad characters were dead and the other characters still did what they wanted. I like Jane Eyre more because I can relate to the main character, which is something I couldn't with Wuthering Heights, but this story is still really good! This one was ''darker'' because of the ghost (this book has a gothic theme). If you want or have to read it: give it a try!

 

Have you read Wuthering Heights and what is your opinion about it?