Sunday, April 1, 2012

Heathcliff helps me through my boy diet

Here comes another post inspired by the wonderful Sparklife site. Strangely I visited the site in the first place to learn for my exams and now it’s keeping me from learning at all J
Well if you visit this link you’ll find all the posts tagged “Boy Diet”. It’s a series of posts by the talented Tallie, who is having a boy diet.
That inspired me to do the same. And to blog about it, too. And now you are thinking “Wait! This is a blog about books not about life! I’m not interested in any diet!” Yeah, here comes the scoop: Since I’m always (like ALWAYS!) crushing on boys I can’t get I just stop thinking about them and start thinking about books instead.
I am an emancipated girl and I do not need boys to be happy. Well, at least that’s what I’m telling myself since the other girls in my class started having boyfriends in fifth grade (Great, now I sound totally pathetic ;) ). So here comes the first book that deserves my attention a lot more than stupid boys:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

So to get you informed about this book, here is the official synopsis from Goodreads:

Like the house itself, Wuthering Heights is set on the bleak Pennine moors, a fitting backdrop to this story of love, torment and revenge, and a landscape familiar to Emily Brontë.
Heathcliff is a foundling, adopted and raised as one of the Earnshaw children. With this act of charity, the seeds of ardent love and jealousy are planted. Catherine Earnshaw becomes devoted to Heathcliff, while her brother brother Hindley always views him as a rival for Wuthering Heights.
The passions grow to involve their neighbours the Lintons-spilling over to afflect the next generation, until Catherine and Heathcliff are reunited for eternity

Who’s my favourite character? The brooding and evil Heathcliff, who is still able to confess his love to Catherine in so many beautiful ways. He cannot live without his love but on the other hand they cannot be together. What a tragic lovestory… Oh wait, I’m not crushing on a literary character again, am I? Back to the book:
I think it is a beautiful book and wonderful written. Emily Brontë is able to show you the deepest parts of her characters and she created a dark and twisted tale about love and desire. The perfect book to read at stormy winter nights or star-filled summer evenings.

Author information: Emily Jane Brontë was born in 1818. She and her sisters Charlotte and Anne are known as the Bronë-sisters. They started to write at an early age and published their stories under pseudonyms. Wuthering Heights was Emily’s first and only book but she wrote a lot of poems, too.

The night is darkening round me,
The wild winds coldly blow;
But a tyrant spell has bound me,
And I cannot, cannot go.
The giant trees are bending
Their bare boughts weighed with snow,
The storm is fast descending,
And yet I cannot go.
Clouds beyond clouds above me,
Wastes beyond wastes below;
But nothing drear can move me:
I will not, cannot go.

This is my favourite poem by Emily Brontë and you can see that her writing is really dark, which is in my opinion the most fascinating thing about her.
Have you read this all time classic by Emily Brontë? What where your thoughts on it?
So whenever I’m lovesick (which I won’t be for a long time since I’m on a diet now!) I grab the book and loose myself between the pages. The love life of those tourmented souls is a lot worse than mine ;)
Greetings and again a lot of words
KJ

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