[MY BOOKISH OBSESSIONS] INTRODUCING HEATHCLIFF //WUTHERING HEIGHTS//

”A perfect misanthropist’s Heaven – and Mr. Heathcliff and I are such suitable pair to divide the desolation between us. A capital fellow! He little imagined how my heart warmed towards him when I beheld his black eyes withdraw so surprisingly under his brows as I rode up, and when his fingers sheltered themselves, with a jealous resolution, still further in his waistcoat as I announced my name.”

This is the first ever impression we get of Heathcliff – of his jealousy, as the narrator in a KINDLY sarcastic way discloses it to us so early in our acquaintance with him. Of his torment – HIS MAD TORMENT. Maybe a first time reader won’t be able to distinguish bad temper from anguish but as someone who has known Heathcliff deep inside her skin, who has felt what he feels and cried when he wanted to – I know. I JUST KNOW.
It’s amazing how – if a character is heartbroken enough – we can almost instantly relate to him. Even the happiest of disposition and the warmest of temper can’t help but feel the terror that shakes his broken heart. They can relate because they don’t want to suffer the same agony themselves. Even those who haven’t felt the maddening passion Heathcliff suffered can’t help but pity him. And what’s even more – we delight as he suffers. It reassures us. Gives us a sense of security – HE SUFFERS AND WE DON’T.Β 

What can explain human nature better than this revelation?

Heathcliff is INSANITY. He is VENGEANCE. He is JEALOUSY. He is ANGER. But above all, he is PASSION. He is LOVE.Β 

Now, this maybe a little difficult for MANY to agree with, but this is just how it is. Just close your eyes and open you hearts and YOU WILL FEEL HIS PLIGHT. You won’t be able to feel anything BUT REMORSE for this sad hero. When one loves with a heart as deep as his, one cannot help but go mad. When one feels everything as keenly as he did, one cannot help but feel revengeful towards anyone who threatens their raking soul.

May you not rest, as long as I am living (3)
yeah!! i knoww! I AM TOTALLY GOING CRAZY WITH THESE BUT HEYYY!!! THIS ONE’S A THING OF BEAUTY! ;p

 

People say Cathy and Heathcliff’s love for each other is unnatural. I believe that it is THE MOST NATURAL thing in the whole world. You just have to adjust yourself to the intensity with which their souls burn and yearn for each other and you will feel it too. And then tell me if it is not the purest kind of love?

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You NEED to know who HEATHCLIFF is before you can even BEGIN to try to understand WUTHERING HEIGHTS. Heathcliff and Cathy are one. They belong to each other more than the moon belongs to the dark and the stars to the moon. And so, they repel and attract each other with a vengeful passion.

And now that you know him, you can begin to form an idea of the madness, delightfully haunting madness that is WUTHERING HEIGHTS. Now I can safely begin to discuss the story with you in my next posts.

Until next time, then.

27 thoughts on “[MY BOOKISH OBSESSIONS] INTRODUCING HEATHCLIFF //WUTHERING HEIGHTS//

  1. You know what? I am going to visit the local library here and get a copy of Wuthering Heights and read it, because you just enlightened me on a new way of looking at Heathcliff. I hope it drives me insane enough to write a rave review!

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  2. I love this segement you’re doing on Wuthering Heights! This in depth character analysis is so good. Can’t wait to see what you discuss next!

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    1. ❀❀❀ Yeah. 😊 Reading it makes you want to feel all that madness and at the same time, you are glad. It’s a weird feeling. But satisfying. 😊😁

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  3. Thank God there’s another person!! Everyone has always thought my desperate love of Heathcliff is weird!!! Thank you for posting. Well put. And I’m totally on board with you. I absolutely ship Catherine and Heathcliff all the way.

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    1. SERIOUSLY THOUGH!! Anyone who has read the book – LIKE REALLY READ IT – can not be insensitive to the torment he endures. I JUST DON’T GET THE HATERS! 😜😜 I thought maybe if I provide an alternate point of view, they’ll give him ankther chance. But now I see. They are as prejudiced towards Heathcliff as I am towards The Selection series. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ HATE IT!!! It’s just so clichΓ¨ and NOT IN A GOOD WAY, I think. Did you like it? 😐

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      1. Hahaha. Heathcliff and The Phantom from Phantom of the Opera are my secret book boyfriends. The Selection Series really drew me into them at first but ended up hating the ending. There were so many ending options that seemed more realistic and satisfying than what we got.

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  4. A unique take on Heathcliff, but I’ve always thought his passion was his greatest downfall. Too much passion and the world goes mad. I never really thought they were healthy for each other and that the whole point was to prove that all great loves are not always *good* loves.

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    1. Yeah, you are right. Heathcliff’s passion for Cathy was treacherous. It was his doom. Yes. And yes, one can say that they weren’t healthy for each other. But, the story ALSO makes it a point to prove that THEY WEREN’T HEALTHY FOR ANYONE WHILE THEY WERE APART. Their hearts contained too much chaos for the world to bear it. It could only be borne by the other one. Heathcliff’s passion could only be understood by Cathy and Cathy’s deep heart which required CONSTANT reiteration and reminder of affection, her thirst for someone who LOVES HER LIKE MAD could ONLY be satisfied by Heathcliff, won’t you agree??

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  5. I FUCKING LOOOVEEE WHEN YOU FANGIRL OVER A CHARACTER, OR HUMM A PERSON? he’s a person obv, you just knoooww when he’s sad, for God’s sake.
    sorry for the Capital Shouting hahah i forgot to turn off my capital bottom and im too lazy to retype shit.
    hahahah as always Rain, you’re the best XO

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    1. AWWWW!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH, HONEY!! SKWBQJOABDPDKEBAKOSDKS ❀❀❀ Whenever I post something, you know what’s the most dominant thought in my mind – GOSH!! NADA WILL REALLLY LIKE IT. 😁 I love it when you comment. MAKES MY DAY. 😍😍😍❀❀❀

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  6. Wow your enthusiasm and passion are terribly contagious ❀!! I now have the sudden urge to go and immediately check out A CLASSIC?? Is this real life is this really happening?? I must now know more about this Heathcliff guy because how can I not.

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    1. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Thanks A LOT, Iona!! I am soo glad that you liked the post and that I managed to get you excited about Wuthering Heights. 😁 But, wait, there’s more so STAY TUNED. 😁

      Oh, and I must tell you AGAIN! YOUR BLOG IS AWESOME. ❀❀❀❀

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    1. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH, KRISTEN!!! God, that’s the BEST compliment ANYONE could’ve given me!! 😍 THANK YOUUU!! And I’d LOOOVEEE to read books together with you. 😁 Name oneor two that you have read or are reading. Maybe I have read them too? Or maybe they are on my tbr?! πŸ˜‚ And if they aren’t, WELL THEN I CAN FUCKING ADD THEM TO MY LIST! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Ž

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    1. OH MY GODD!!! I LOOOVEEEE IT TOOOOOOO!!! YAYYYY!! I found someone who is as crazy for Heathcliff as I am?!?! 😱 Now I CAN DIE IN PEACE! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      I am super glad you liked it. I just had to talk about him, you know. HE IS VERY FREQUENTLY MISUNDERSTOOD AND IT’S FRUSTRATING!!! 😠😠😠😠

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