[DWJ] Titles (was London Meet)
rohina at shaw.ca
Tue Jun 13 10:20:11 EDT 2006
I think the criticism of WH is a leetle harsh. But I can see the pov
that it is horrible if you are reading it for enjoyment and as if it is
a more modern novel; I don't think that's a reasonable comparison, and
if that was your expectation, I can see how you would be annoyed by it.
Having said that, it's a great book to teach because there are lots of
great elements in it that you can pull out and discuss. Lots of books we
all like go horribly in the classroom, as I think has been mentioned
before. I wouldn't call it a "bad book" and compare it to the likes of,
say, Killashandra, which is indeed a dire book.
Charles Butler wrote:
>Juliette Curtis <juliette at harvestroad.com> wrote:
> > have flung Wuthering Heights across the room several times, usually
>around page 50. That's where the cook says something like "The site
>enjoys excellent diurnal ventilation." Why couldn't she say "It gets
>windy up here"?
> I loved WH when I was aged 15, but have been afraid to read it since, lest I find that we've grown apart. I think that quote is evidence that Emily Bronte had been reading Wordsworth, don't you? The Lucy poem that ends up with her 'rolled round in earth's diurnal course/ With rocks and stones and trees'? Come to think of it, there's something of the same spirit in the novel's final lines about sleepers in a quiet earth. And just perhaps, by some roundabout root (sorry, route), that's where Heathcliff gets his necrophilia from...
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