Hi again guys and welcome back to my short book series. This month, I am focusing on the famous (and not so famous) couples in books and series.
Today, we’re focusing on Catherine and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights.
If you studied English Literature at Alevel, you would have read Wuthering Heights. If not, you might of read it, as it is a classic and if you haven’t read the book, well there has been a bunch of TV and film adaptations or you might have heard of Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ song. If not, google it!
Catherine and Heathcliff have a very intense relationship… there’s no other way to describe it.
Having met each other as young children and true to the wildness of the Yorkshire Moors, so begins Catherine and Heathcliffs wild romance.
Even upon dying (spoiler alert!), Heathcliff is still haunted by the ghost of Catherine and only comes to terms with it when he himself, also passes away.
Throughout the book, we see the relationship through others eyes, mainly Nelly, who may or may not be a good narrator for the young couples ‘love story’. The thing is though, that Wuthering Heights is not a love story, far from it. It is a story about love, loss, manipulation and of course, death (its a horrid theme, I know!). But Catherine and Heathcliffs ‘love’, is unlike others and although Catherine ends up with a different guy (spoilers!), her heart still pines for Heathcliff.
Let me know in the comments below, if you’ve read Wuthering Heights and what your opinion is of it, and I’ll be back next week with another blog post.