Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wuthering Heights

Classic Novel! Why is this novel referenced on the AP exam so many times?

3 comments:

Tyler R. said...

I believe that Wuthering Heights is referenced so many times on the AP exam because it is obviously a classic of English literature, so why wouldn’t it be on the AP ENGLISH exam :). Besides the obvious, I also believe that this novel is referenced so many times because it is very descriptive. Emily Bronte paints a picture with every page you read, and every character you learn about. You almost feel like you know the characters because there is so much development of each one. Also the setting where everything takes place; Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange almost feel like they are also characters in the novel because they are so well developed, and play such a large part in how the novel is set up.

amandak_23 said...

I totally agree with what Tyler said. Emily Bronte uses such descriptive language that it feels so realistic. The character development is so planned out that within every chapter, you learn so much more about each character and their whole history that you can't help but to feel sorry for poor Linton and how Heathcliff treats him, or how you learn to hate Heathcliff and the Cathy's because of how they act, etc.

Anonymous said...

But is it really "worthy"? I mean, does Bronte really need to tell this story? It seems like she is telling women to "follow your heart" yet Cathy 2 only marries Hareton after Linton dies. Will they be happy? Would Heathcliff and Cathy 1 have been happy if they would have gotten married in the first place? This story just seems to drag on.