[MY BOOKISH OBSESSIONS] Catherine Earnshaw’s Plight – WHAT YOU SHOULD AVOID [she chose wrong and the realization came a little TOO LATE] //WUTHERING HEIGHTS//

If you find your heart sighing and writhing for the same person OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN,Β Can you resist? Can you overlook those cries and go back to seeming completely and utterly at peace? No. I BET YOU CAN’T.

But that is exactly what Catherine Earnshaw seemed to do. AND AT FIRST, I HATED HER FOR IT. She abandoned Heathcliff to marry Linton KNOWING THAT HER SOUL WILL ALWAYS HOLD A TORCH FOR HER DARK LOVER – The only one who really ever understood her deep heart and valued her for it. I have read things like anyone can adore you while you are shining bright but WILL THEY STAY BY YOUR SIDE WHILE YOU ARE AN EMBODIMENT OF HELL AS WELL? Will they patiently caress that part of your nature? Will they? Heathcliff did.

But now I know why she did what she did. AND WHY SHE REGRETTED IT AFTERWARDS. You see, human beings are so easily deluded by shiny things, as I mentioned above, that for that moment, everything else seems to stop existing for them. She KNEW HEATHCLIFF WAS HER ALL But she fancied that all that could MAYBE be overshadowed by all the respect and comfort she will gain if she chooses Linton. YES. SHE KNEW IT’LL BE DIFFICULT. SHE ADMITS THAT SHE WILL FOREVER WANT HEATHCLIFF WITH ALL THAT BREATHES IN HER but I KNOW WHAT it means to be deluded under a sense of obligation and comfort. I KNOW how persuasive the mind can be. You allow it to take control -EVEN FOR A LITTLE WHILE- and it will cause havoc for your emotional self. Heart does not speak. It whispers. It is meek. It understands. It wants peace. OUR MINDS, ON THE OTHER HAND, DESIRE DOMINION. So, now do you understand why Cathy abandoned Heathcliff?

Under a delusion. Out of an imaginary obligation.

And the very moment you start regarding other people’s opinion, your spirit, your ORIGINALITY, DIES. Or maybe I should say it WITHERS AWAY INTO NOTHINGNESS. Slowly BUT surely. You cannot expect purity to thrive in a mind-dominated body. You become a rational being and WHILE I AM NOT SAYING THAT IT IS A BAD THING, I do believe that it is not necessarily good for you spirit to always assume that whatever decision you allow your heart to make is going to be the cause of your doom – one way or the other.

AND WHILE SHE DID GET WHAT SHE THOUGHT SHE WILL – stability, comfort BUT NEVER SATISFACTION. Linton could not find a way to suppress her passion – which spread like wildfire through her body AND BEYOND. Or should I say that he was NOT CAPABLE OF IT.

He REALLY, REALLY did not deserve her because the value of a passionate heart was beyond what his senses could ever formulate. I don’t hate him. No. I just feel that whatever the choices that were made by those two – ONE CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT THEY WERE NEVER MEANT TO BE.

YOU CANNOT TAME A WILD BEAST. You can only learn to love it’s heart KNOWING that it’ll provide you with what you need. Catherine Earnshaw was pure chaos. Linton was like warm sunlight on a wintry day – enough to cause you comfort for a while but YOU DO START TO GET BORED OF THAT GENTLE AFFECTION REAL SOON.

No matter what anyone may like to tell themselves, I do believe that although sunny days have their charm, there is THRILL IN STORMS. THEY REMIND US HOW TO THRIVE. Not just exist.

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i wrote that!!! iT’S SORT OF LIKE A poem. I WROTE POETRY??!!?! *gasps* DO YOU LIKE IT??

Cathy’s love for Heathcliff ran too deep into her veins that there came a time when she doubted if they weren’t one soul. AND say what you will but if she was to be destroyed either way, I’d rather have her destroyed by the hands of her own passion than by the lack of it. She tried to walk a thin line without the right alignment and it’s no wonder it backfired.

SHE WAS TRAPPED. SHE TRIED TO SUPPRESS HER REAL NATURE – thinking it was too hellish. And she could not find any justification for her wild ways from anyone other than HEATHCLIFF – someone who she deemed would be her destruction.

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If there is ONE THING I learned from this remarkable character, it’s no use being ashamed of your true self. Trying to run away from your nature WILL BACKFIRE. And you are better off not trying to diverge your soul’s urges. Just let it BE.

THESE ARE DARK PATHS AND YOU’RE BETTER OFF TREADING LIGHTLY – try not to disturb anything, will you?

67 thoughts on “[MY BOOKISH OBSESSIONS] Catherine Earnshaw’s Plight – WHAT YOU SHOULD AVOID [she chose wrong and the realization came a little TOO LATE] //WUTHERING HEIGHTS//

    1. So you agree that Catherine married him under a delusion, right? I mean, I was a bit conflicted in deciding this. I knew I had to ask you. She does say that Heathcliff is the only one she REALLY loves so I was trying to figure why the fuck she married Linton. And this is the only reason I could come up with. I don’t know. πŸ˜…

      And did you read it?? Did you? Those little lines?? 😁 I WROTE THAT!!!!!!! 😁😁 I feel proud. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      1. 110% yes. She seemed very out of it and I was kind of mad at her because hello Heathcliff. I feel like she was so in her head that she just made the ‘logical’ decision. She wasn’t thinking with her heart, she was thinking with her head. Idunno

        YES IK YOU’RE liquid gold child. Bless you like goddamn my eyes. You should be proud. I’m proud!!!! ❀

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      2. OH THANK GOD!!! YOU AGREE!! I was feeling like I made the wrong judgement and GODD!!! IT’s already posted. In all honestly, I was kinda freaking out. SO THANK YOUU FOR YOUR OPINION. ❀❀

        YOU ARE PROUD TOO?!?! 😱 Then it’s been fucking worth it. 😁😁😁😁

        I can’t wait to discuss it more with you AND YOUR NOVEL. BOTH. I AM EXCITED. 😁😁😁

        Uhhhh….okay, so my eyes have started watering again. πŸ˜‚ I better go. πŸ˜‚ And now I can go in peace knowing that I wasn’t completely wrong. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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      3. Oh no definitely, you made the most accurate judgement. I love your post so much though. YOU’RE WELCOMEEEEE ❀❀

        YUSSSSSSSSS!!!! ❀❀❀ ohmygod I seriously love you πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ you make me laugh jesus….so worth it. But you don’t need my validation, you’re already GOLD, fuckingGOLLLLLLD

        πŸ˜‚β€πŸ»

        Cheers cause same.

        -Ash

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      4. YOU….UHHH…..I…..UHHHHHHH………..YOU DEServe it!!! You deserve it all!!!! ❀❀❀❀❀ YOU HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA HOW HAPPY THIS MAKES ME!!! I AM SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOUUUUU!!!! ❀

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      5. SO DO YOU OMGOMGOMGGGGGGG ❀❀❀❀ IM SO FUCKING HAPPY RIGHT NOW ; IM SO FUCKING HAPPY YOU’RE HERE TO CELEBRATE WITH ME TOOOOOOOO 🍻🍻🍻🍻 *clink clink*

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      6. DRINKS ALL AROUND!!!!! *MUSIC* *STARTS DANCING LIKE A MANIAC* *STANDS ON TABLES* *A TOAST TO ASH’S 50 FOLLOWERS AND MANY MANYYYY MORE TO COME IN THE FUTURE* *GETS SUPER EXCITED* *FALLS DOWN* *HICCUPS* Well, THAT WAS A FUN DAY, DON’T YOU THINK??!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      7. *TWERKS* πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ *GETS WASTED* *PUKES*

        That was one hell of a night, Rain!! Thanks for spending it with me. Much appreciation and love πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚β€β€β€β€β€β€β€

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      8. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! ❀❀❀❀ I hope you enjoy it, plus there’s a secret life update πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ HOW AMAZING would it be if we got to meet in person one day!?!?!?! and fangirl over Wuthering Heights

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      9. OH, THAT’D BE THE BESTTTTTT!!!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 If I have it my way, I am ALREADY planning a blogger’s meeting or something – in woods – campfires and all – WE’LL ALL MEET!! AND I’LL GET TO MEET YOUU!!! 😍 Here’s to hoping it’ll ACTUALLY happen! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Well, we can keep perfecting our friendship till then, can’t we? ❀❀❀❀ Maybe we’ll meet at the launch of our respective novels?? 😁😁 HOW COOOOL WILL THAT BEEE!??!!?!?!?! 😁😁

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      10. RIGHTTTTTTTT ❀❀❀❀❀❀❀ OH MY GOSH THAT’S AMAZING. YUSSSSSSSSSSS. YES YES YES WE CAN. ❀❀❀❀ OH MY GOSH yesssssssssssssssss! Im so hyped

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      11. I AM TOOOOOOO!!!! ❀❀

        AND YOU KNOW WHAT? I HAVE A WAY OF MAKING THINGS HAPPEN. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ Just wait a little while ..I AM GOING TO FUCKING MAKE IT HAPPEN. MUAHAHAHAHHAAHA!! I LOOVE CHALLENGES AND THIS IS ONE IS THE MOST DELIGHTFUL!! ❀❀❀❀❀

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      12. ❀❀❀AH!!

        A year and a half and I’ll be 18 so if it requires traveling and is after June 2019 im downnnnnn. YES OMGGGGGGG Make it happen!! This is amazingggggggggggggggg❀❀❀

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      13. OKAYYY THEN!!!!!!!!!! 2019 it issss!!! πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ I PROMISE THAT THAT’LL BE THE YEAR WE MEET AND FUCKING PARTY LIKE CRAZYYYY!!! DEAL. 😁😁😁

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      14. BUT LET ME TELL YOU ONE THING, I have seen people read posts which they ACTUALLY END UP LIKING BUT, FOR SOME DUMB SHIT REASON, THEY EITHER DON’T LIKE THE POST OR DON’T FUCKING COMMENT ON IT. I hate that. 😠😠😠

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      15. WELL, I don’t believe THAT! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ TO ME YOU ARE STILL THE LOVELIEST BLOGGER. ❀❀

        Still, comment and engage more, Ash. That’ll help your blog grow to heights unknown to you yet because YOU DESERVE IT OKAY? 😁😊😊😊

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  1. I agree, Rain. At one point, I think I understood why Cathy did what she did and even commended her for it. I just didn’t think Heathcliff and her would be happy together in the end… Passionate, yes, but they were so alike and so wild they would end up destroying one another.
    Yet it’s like you said, better to be destroyed while loving endlessly than by withering away loveless… But really, I don’t think there was a right choice.
    She would have ended up miserable either way because she would always pine after the choice she had not made. If she’d stayed with Heathcliff, she’d kept regretting not having chosen Linton. If she’d chosen Linton, she’d kept regretting not following her heart. Either way, she would not have been happy. Because that’s who Cathy was and how most human beings are anyway: forever unsatisfied with what they have.
    In the end, though, they finally got together for all eternity so I feel it was a happy ending? Who knows.
    All I know is Wuthering Heights is such an amazing book I can’t describe my forever love for it πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. Yes!!! You are quite right, Sophie. Heathcliff and Cathy’s passion for each other burned holes too deep to be filled by any power on earth.

      And that’s why I did say that if it was in her fate to be destroyed either way, I’d have much rather liked to see her drained due to an excess of passion (with Heathcliff) than by the lack of it (which she suffered from when with Linton.)

      She carried too much in her soul to be at peace and serenity was never going to be a part of her future in any way. And that’s why I think she made a ginormous mistake in marrying Linton. Because if it was her and Heathcliff, they would’ve destroyed each other in the end, no doubt. But separated from each other, they posed an equally enormous threat to every other person’s happiness. That’s why they belonged together -if only to destroy each other. BUT THEY DID BELONG TOGETHER.

      Anyway, I am soo glad my post made you think and moved enough to extract a long reply. 😁😁😁 I LOOOOOOVEEEEE LONG COMMENTS. YOU MADE MY DAY, SOPHIE. ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

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  2. I start to think your posts and ideas are like precious gifts for the readers, you know? I admire your talent in interpreting such a masterpiece in such a masterful way. *hands down* Yes, I definitely agreed with you about Catherine’s superficial behavior for abandoning her heart and feeling and chose Linton instead of her soulmate. Our hearts are weak when it comes to pursing something they really want because minds speak louder than emotions. (if that makes sense, though xD) Although we learn the lesson from Wuthering Heights about following our hearts wherever they go, I’m also wondering if Cathy was in fact the product of her environment. Back at her era, at Emily Bronte’s time, was it even possible for people to pursue what they truly want rather than what they need in order not to be looked down upon? I think it’d be more likely for her to choose Heathcliff over Linton when she lives nowadays.

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    1. Yes, you are absolutely right. I mean, Cathy’s choices would’ve been faaaar different were she spawned in 2017 ;p BUT to tell you the truth, we aren’t THAT different you know. Yes, there aren’t as strict restraints on us with respect to the society BUT we make up for it by binding ourselves in the chains of our OWN MAKING, you know? And I am speaking from personal experience. And I am sure you can relate too. Haven’t you done things or backed out from doing or choosing something/someone which/who, you think, might become the object of ridicule for you?

      AND, you are GREAT at interpreting! WHY DO YOU THINK YOU AREN’T? ;P HAVE YOU READ YOUR Turtles…down REVIEW?? HAVE YOUUU???? πŸ™‚ ❀

      BUT, THANK YOUUUU FOR THE SWEETEST COMMENT I HAVE GOTTEN ALLL WEEK!!! :-*

      Love ya, Jas! ❀

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      1. Well, exactly, if it’s generally speaking. At some point in our lives, we usually, if not 9 out of 10 times, will do what others think we’re supposed to do. We never truly BE ourselves when there are people around us, judging us in every way possible. And truth is, that’s exhausting. But very few people actually dare to live the way they desire because let’s be honest, WE are vulnerable and afraid of being hurt. As sad as it sounds, Cathy’s choice might not be too unreasonable after all. :O

        By the way, when it comes to speaking up and doing what we’re supposed to do, this topic just reminds me of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, which is one of the best books I’ve read this year and I think if you get to read it, we’ll have a lot to talk about. πŸ˜›

        Aye, thanks, dearest Rain! I’m totally flattered. ❀ Love you, too! xoxo

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      2. EXACTLY. I think you got the reason behind Cathy’s betrayal to herself JUST RIGHT. 😁 AMAZING. 😍

        Uhhhh….Yeah. I have been seeing that book ALL AROUND ME and to be honest, IT HAS BEEN ON NY TBR for some time now and by the way people have been talking about it and NOW YOU 😁 I guess it’s a book not to be missed? Hmmm….now I know what to NOT FAIL TO READ THIS NOVEMBER – Turtles ALL the Way Down and The Hate U Give. 😁😁

        😘❀

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      3. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and ANOTHER MILLION YES for your reading plan in November!!! The Hate U Give is certainly a MUST READ for everyone and ah, there’ll be some issues to talk over! :DDD Btw, I was meant to reply to your other comments but I’m really, really sleepy right now so please forgive me! I swear I’ll do them first tomorrow morning! ❀

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      4. OKAYY THEN. I will read The Hate U Give FOR SURE!!! :-*

        Ohhh…it’s fiiiiiine!! xDDD I don;t mind at all! Sleep>My Comments & Posts> The REST OF THE FREAKIN’ WORLD. ;P Just remember this pattern and YOU SHALL BE FINE. *the QUEEN forgives you* HAHAHAHA!!!! xDDD

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