Welcome to Week 3 of the Online Book Club!
We’re still making our way through Wuthering Heights. Did this second section take all of the wind out of your sails, or were you able to make it through?
I think I can just confirm my thoughts from last week and confidently say that Heathcliff is the worst. He is so mean and cruel. His treatment of poor Isabella just confirms my feelings that he is a monster. I felt so sorry for Isabella in this section. She shouldn’t have married Heathcliff in the first place, but I wish she had been able to come back to her brother’s house. She was just a pawn in Heathcliff and Catherine’s game, and I don’t think she deserved the treatment she received.
Were you surprised that Catherine passed away right after giving birth? Do you think that her death was brought on by her heartbreak over Heathcliff?
I was surprised by the fact that Heathcliff wanted Catherine to haunt him for the rest of his life. That was an interesting request, in my opinion. If I were Heathcliff, I would want to move on from my tumultuous relationship with Catherine, and I don’t think I would be able to accomplish that if I were asking her spirit to continue to stay with me.
Catherine’s daughter, Catherine, and Heathcliff’s son, Linton, are sad characters as well. Linton doesn’t deserve to have his father treat him so horribly, and Catherine doesn’t deserve to be toyed with by Heathcliff, either.
Are you with me in thinking that Heathcliff is a horrible character? So far, the only adult character that seems nice at all is Nelly. She appears to really care for the children, but since she is just a servant, she doesn’t really have much control over them.
If you’re struggling to keep up with the story or all of the characters, please take a moment to peruse this website! It’s really interesting, and it offers so much information about the characters, the author, and the story. Please check it out and tell me what you think!
I hope you’re still sticking with the story. Let me know your thoughts—please tell me I’m not alone in not liking Heathcliff at all!
See you next week as we talk about the end of the story.