I want to share a few final thoughts about "Wuthering Heights." It never fails that I leave each book club chat with regrets that I didn't say things as eloquently as I had wished. They seem perfect in my mind and then, when it's my turn to talk, I feel like I didn't study and the teacher just called on me so I just ramble off something. My thoughts concern Heathcliff and not understanding what made women attracted to him. He has few, if any, redeeming qualities. I typically love villains and root for them. I am in a state of total bliss watching Vincent Price films. The more dastardly he is as an evil character, the better. I found none of those feelings for Heathcliff. I remember enjoying this book more as a kid and it surprised me how I enjoyed it less on my second reading. My only guess as to the women's behavior is that they were in such a remote and desolate setting and there were few other options available to them. Heathcliff was different and that, in itself, must have made him appealing.
Posted by Mel Grosvenor at 2021-05-02 14:36:10 UTC