Just recently, I read Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. The book was difficult to put down because each page was so captivating, and it left me drowning in the passion the characters were feeling. The writing was impeccable, and it helped bring the amazing plot to life. Apart from the writing bringing the plot to life, the characters were just as impactful. Without the characters, Wuthering Heights would not be Wuthering Heights.
Heathcliff was crafted so well, in a way that it left reader feeling conflicted about how to feel about him. He was so bad, but his upbringing had the reader having second doubts about him. Brontë created him in a way that gave the reader room to not particularly like him, but she also created room to frown upon his actions. Heathcliff’s development was the most intriguing part of the novel because there are three years of his growth that the readers are not exposed to and it leaves room for many questions and enhances the mystery of the novel.
I loved the way Brontë played with elements of two in the book. We saw this with Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange, Catherine and Heathcliff, Edgar and Isabella, and Catherine and Hareton. It was interesting to see how the elements of two would eventually dissolve into one, especially with the character’s in the first generation.
If you love immersing yourself in passion and angst, I’d recommend picking up this book and giving it a read!