How long has it been? I’m ashamed of how little work I’ve done on my blog. It has been months since I last wrote. I actually have a backlog of ideas on my desk. So be it. We must begin again, and we will do so with my Seniors and their current working ideas about Wuthering Heights.
Robles: “The complex notion of mad passion is realistically revealed in several characters of Wuthering Heights.”
Stokes: “In Wuthering Heights Bronte offers characters who display madness and mania and create the environment to generate more of these psychological disorders.” (Everyone is at fault.)
Hemesath: “In Wuthering Heights Bronte reveals Heathcliff’s and Catherine’s relationship as a love poisoned by obsession and torment.”
Garcia: “The different roles in society between Heathcliff and Catherine are the main factors that make their relationship disastrous.”
I am learning to love Wuthering Heights. The first time I read it, I was too young to appreciate it. The ferocious characters and their miserable rages were too dark for me to appreciate. I failed to notice their honesty. Maybe that’s not true. I failed to appreciate their honesty. I liked complicated characters, but I wanted them to be good, loving, without rage or sin. I wanted the lovers to get together, and I never would have been able to appreciate a vision in which love was corrupted by selfishness.
Now I understand that it is only the exceptional love that is not tainted with selfishness, the unique lover who does not fall into moody doubt and jealousy. It’s academic, this exploration of love, academic in the best sense. Reading Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre is diving into scholarly discussion with two superior and vast minds engaged in a discussion about the most important things in all the world.
Tomorrow I will discuss American Ninja Warriors.