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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
This post is for the Wuthering Heights read-a-long hosted by Jill at Fizzy Thoughts that I am participating in. I have read this book 3-4 times and have considered it one of my favorite books, if not my actual favorite book. But it's been a while since I read it and I've never written any thoughts about it! I think this will be a fun process for me to record my thoughts and discuss the book with others at the same time. I will try not to post too many spoilers; however, I won't completely shy away from the main points, as I will assume most people have an idea what the book is about.
This post is re: chapters 1-3 I'm actually behind 3 chapters! Will catch up soon!
The beginning of well loved books always seem to have a familiarity to it that is so comforting. In opening up the book and starting the first page I instantly am drawn back into the world of the characters that I have loved reading about in the past. In these chapters, Heathcliff's new tenant at Thrushcross Grange, Mr. Lockwood, has just started living there and has made the treck across the moore to Wuthering Heights to visit his new landlord. I was amused by Mr. Lockwood's awkward introductions as he mistakens who everyone is, assuming the teenaged Catherine Heathcliff is Mr. Heathcliff's wife rather than his daughter-in-law. The scene with the dogs and Mr. Lockwood is hilarious. Poor Mr. Lockwood... he seems like such a nice and friendly man... he means so well but is completely taken aback by the grim nature of Mr. Heathcliff and his household. Chapter 3 has always been sort of confusing for me. I can't picture what the oak chest is that Mr. Lockwood sits/lies down in. Is it a bed? a closet? what? Then the whole nightmare he has that turns out to not be a nightmare but is actually real confuses me. That part always has confused me. And then the part where Mr. Heathcliff freaked out has always caught me off guard. He seems so in control of his faculties, but then all of a sudden he a crazed man. I guess that's what tragic love will to do a man, hehe.