Wuthering Heights

June 15, 2016

Author: Emily Bronte.


Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. (Goodreads summary.)

My Thoughts:

I was somewhat disappointed by this classic. A teenage girl sneaking out against parental orders to meet with her disappointing boyfriend… there are many books to find that in. The writing, of course, was good, but beyond that it was not what I expected. Still, if you like family drama and romance, this may very well be the book for you.

Content Review:

Sexual content: Some kissing between man and woman, each married to someone else.

Language: 20 d***, 3 derogatory names, 2 hell

Violence: Dogs fling a man down, but do not injure him. One boy throws an iron weight at another, knocking him down. Narrator tells us one boy was often bullied. A girl pinches, then slaps a maid. A child throws tones at a woman. Man punches another man in the throat. In taking a weapon away from another, a character’s wrist is badly cut; the first man falls to kicking and striking him on the ground. It’s clear that a teenaged character is being physically abused, but it doesn’t really happen on screen.

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