Thursday, July 10, 2008
The Lows of the Heights
I didn't take AP English. I'm not sure why. Our guidance counselor didn't do much counseling, and I didn't realize until I was in my senior year of high school that if one took an AP class, and passed the test at the end of it, it would transfer to college credit. I thought AP was for people who were just overachievers, or who enjoyed extra homework and time-consuming projects. Anyway, that's how I missed out on Wuthering Heights as a lass. I think I read Jane Eyre in my class, which I loved.
What a tragic story! Did anyone love this book? It's fine if you did - I'm very curious of your take on it. I just kept reading it, hoping the main characters (Heathcliff and Catherine) would make a change or attend an anger management meeting or start attending church or something to get their lives in order! I shifted back and forth as to who to feel the sorriest for, and I think I settled on Hareton. Poor kid. Most of the characters in the book I just wanted to scoop up and take home with me, cook them a decent meal (other than gruel), and put them in some serious therapy! I did like that the characters (who were left) at the end finally had a bit of peace, and I don't know where any of them would be without their saint of a housekeeper, Nelly.
Wow, those Bronte sisters sure had imaginations with dark linings, didn't they? Anyway, I finished the book today, and was glad to have finally read the classic. I'm glad I don't have to write a paper on it or do some multi-media presentation.
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