Wuthering Heights Wednesday Week 9

June 2, 2010 Whitney read-along 7 Comments

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 9-13
Edgar’s cold has not improved and he is starting to face reality and think of death.  Perhaps he has gone crazy with his illness but has consented Cathy to see Linton again.  At first Cathy is ecstatic with the proposal but after meeting with her cousin again sees him for the sickly, winy, demanding brat we saw him as from the beginning.  Heathcliff convinces Cathy and Nelly (who watches them like a hawk) to return once more, upon which he barricades them in like Rapunzel in her tower, only Cathy’s hair isn’t long enough to make an escape.  Heathcliff’s master plan in all this is to force the two love birds into marriage to claim the Earnshaw fortune after Edgar’s death.  Conveniently, Linton doesn’t seem long for this world either.

My Thoughts:
I’m starting to think Nelly is the true evil-doer here.  She knows of Heathcliff’s ill demeanor but yet sits back and watches it all happen.  Edgar seems to be a very uninvolved parent as well.  Heathcliff on the other hand, has a very obsessive personality and I think he would have been diagnosed as having OCD now.  Cathy and Linton are just plain stupid.  


7 responses to “Wuthering Heights Wednesday Week 9

  1. How about when they were kidnapped and Nellie initially thought it was all her fault, but then quickly decided that wasn't the case! Oh, Nellie…

  2. Kathrine– I'm glad you're enjoying my commentary on Wuthering Heights. I just hope I'm not being too hard on the novel.

    JoAnn– I think Nelly had a moment of remorse there, but then soon went back to being oblivious.

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