Wuthering Heights Wednesday is all about the Wuthering Heights Read-along hosted by Jill at Fizzy Thoughts with each week we will read three chapters from the classic novel and then post our thoughts on, you guessed it –Wednesday!
Volume 2 Chapters 2-4
Ding dong the witch is dead… Sorry, that was uncalled for, but Cathy has finally kicked the bucket. Cathy dies soon after giving birth, with one Cathrine leaving us and another one entering. For reasons unknown this leaves the two loves of her life in deep mourning and continue life in a daze.
Hindley also dies supposedly in a drunken haze, although I smelled conspiracy. Unfortunately, this leaves poor Hareton in the guardianship of Heathcliff. This also kills off all the first generation of Earnshaws.
Isabella, now pregnant finally gets the nerve to runaway from her husband, hiding in London where she bears a son who is named Linton, after a happier time, little does he know that’s all the happiness he will receive.
Fast forward twelve years and Isabella has died, leaving Edgar as Linton’s guardian. When Uncle Edgar goes to collect his weak, sickly nephew, Little Cathy, who is not so little anymore takes a walk through the moors to places that have been forbidden henceforth only to end up at Wuthering Heights. There she meets the poor residence and mistakes her cousin Hareton as a servant. Tragically, this acquaintance sets of a series of horrible events.
I’m beginning to question the IQ of those living in the moors, and have been hitting myself over the head with this book only because I cannot do it to the characters. Don’t these people ever learn from their mistakes? It would just seem too convenient for this story to end with everyone happy sitting down to a cup of tea. No, I’m expecting 150 more pages of tragedy and mistrust. Thank you Miss Bronte.