Wednesday 2 June 2010

Withering Wuthering Wednesday!

This is Week 9 of the Wuthering Heights read a long organised by Softdrinks, and whose blog you will find here.
Joining us on this adventure are:
Literate Housewife
Messy Karen
Jenny (Take Me Away)
Ti (Book Chatter)
Lisa – Lit And Life
Peeking Between the Pages
J.C. Montgomery (The Biblio Blogazine)
JoAnn (Lakeside Musing)
Gentle Reader (Shelf Life)
Amy at New Century Reading
Geri at One More Foggy Notion
Rob at Books are Like Candy Corn
Trish at Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity

Summary of Chapters 25 to 27.

Here are the main points covered in these chapters.

  • Ellen tells Mr Lockwood that the events only happened a year ago. Huh!
  • Ellen believes Mr Lockwood is in love with Cathy. Huh!
  • She tells Mr Lockwood how in the end Edgar was insistent on meeting Linton, yet both were looming towards death.
  • Cathy and Ellen ride to meet Linton, only to find him gravely ill.
  • Cathy is very disappointed to find Linton in his present state.
  • A week later, leaving her father on his deathbed, Cathy returns to visit Linton.
  • Linton is very distressed by her visit.
  • Heathcliff appears on the scene and is quite beastly to Linton.
  • Heathcliff insists Cathy escorts Linton home, only to then lock Ellen and her in the house.
  • Cathy attempts to retrieve the key and is beaten by Heathcliff for her efforts.
  • Linton reveals to Cathy that Heathcliff plans for them to be wed by morning, so will keep her locked up until then.
  • In the morning, Cathy is allowed out, but Ellen is held a further five nights.

My thoughts

Firstly, I was in shock to discover that the events taking place in the story now were only a year behind the present story telling to Mr Linton. I really had thought the Cathy revealed in the beginning of the book appeared a lot older than that. At the moment in the story, she is still a very young girl and doesn't sound at all like the Cathy now living with Heathcliff.

Secondly, Mr Lockwood in love with Cathy!!! Where did that one come from. I really would never have guessed that two meetings would result in love.

Heathcliff has now turned into even more of a monster than he was before. I can't believe I ever felt any pity for him. He is just pure evil.

I am definitely withering as we make our journey to the end of this book. I have never read such a depressing book. If I was a character in this book, I would have long ago been wearing a strait jacket.

Two more weeks left, what more can happen. I know there are definitely a couple more deaths to occur before the end, yet I feel so blase about them!


  1. It is so fascinating to see you guys go from "ooh what an interesting book!" to "oh gosh please please end now." :D

  2. The time frame was a real revelation to me - I had no idea the events were so recent! I wonder if Lockwood is really in love with Cathy. That seemed to come out of nowhere. I'm ready to wrap this one up now...

  3. "If I was a character in this book, I would have long ago been wearing a strait jacket."

    lol - yep :P

  4. Thanks for the mention of this book! I have it down on my list to read.

  5. lol about the straightjacket comment! have you seen any of the tv versions of wuthering heights? you might find them interesting, I like the BBC one most.

  6. I'm definitely ready for this one to be over. It's so depressing! I agree about Heathcliff - I used to feel sorry for him, but definitely not anymore.

  7. Blase - I love that word.

    Definitely convinced this is not a book for me.

  8. I think part of the problem is only reading three chapters a week--just seems to drag the bad stuff on and on. I'm really looking forward to being done with it! :)

    I was shocked about Lockwood loving Cathy, too! Makes me wonder what will happen in the end?

  9. LOL! I'm loving your reaction to this book. Though I am now not convinced I ever want to read it ;)

    You have an award on my blog Vivienne - would love to see what you come up with :P


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