Thursday, June 9, 2011

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights II

"This book is extremely detailed."

"A hideous work of dross, this book should never have become so famous."

"There were too many ghost elements for my convictions- the Bible says 'And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.'* Also,God commanded his people to 'Give no regard to mediums and FAMILIAR SPIRITS; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.'**

For me to apply these verses to this book may seem silly to those who do not believe that there is a spiritual world. But, although we do not need to overemphasize it, I think we as Christians need to be aware that we have an enemy, the devil, and that evil spirits or FAMILIAR SPIRITS do sometimes pose as ghosts.

When we put it into the perspective of God's Word, it isn't hard to realize that ghosts are not a joke. As for me personally, I don't want to give the devil a foothold in my life by reading anything about ghosts or vampires for that matter. Even reading a book with elements about ghosts, witches, vampires, goblins or other spiritual or 'magic' elements can open a Christian up to the occult.

In Acts 19, people who came to Christ burned their magic books. I don't want to allow 'a breach in my wall' , as Christian author Leslie Ludy puts it. The devil is out to get Christians down, but the good news is that he only has 1/3 of the angels on his side. As Christians, we not only have 2/3 of the angels on our side, but we have Jesus Christ, the Alpha and Omega, the Messiah, the Living God. So we don't need to be afraid, but we do need to be aware.

In the love of Messiah Jesus, Shalom.


*Ephesians 5:11
**Leviticus 19:31"

"Wow. I cannot believe this is considered a classic. English teachers would shoot students for writing such a 'story'. Miss Bronte starts by writing in a very complicated format. She has a female character tell the story"

"What kind of love story can be written by a woman who was never in love, or, at least, never married?"

"When I first picked up Wuthering Heights, my English teacher warned me that frame tale, the literary style of a story within a story, is the most complicated style there is. I shrugged my shoulders and turned the page. After all, I’ve done it before.

But, man, Wuthering Heights is difficult with a capital DIFFICULT. And I’m still not quite sure I understand because, as painful as this is to admit, I didn’t know the housekeeper was narrating until I looked it up on SparkNotes. I tried to get into this 'classic' but by the time I reached the halfway point, I was frustrated beyond belief ... And this book is told in the most boring way ever, all from the point of view of one servant woman. She just drones on and on and on ... I expected a lot from Wuthering Heights, especially after it was referenced in Twilight, but I was sorely disappointed."

"This devastates Heathcliff, who leaves Wuthering Heights but returns (with considerable wealth) after two years to begin reeking havoc on Hindley (who has become an alcoholic after his wife dies after baring a son, Hareton)."

"I was looking for a warm and fuzzy book and this IS NOT WARM AND FUZZY!"

"Definitely made me not want to read any of her other books. I finally did and they were good but this one... I just never could enjoy."

"Chuck Norris arrives at Wuthering Heights, roundhouse kicks Cathy in the head, gets Heathcliff in a headlock. Hurrah ! ....No such luck.

I did finish it though, and even sketched a wee family tree on the back of an envelope, so I could remember who was related to who. That's probably why it's considered a classic."

"It made me glad Emily Bronte died young so she couldn't pollute literature with any more of her garbage."

"I think that this is the kind of book that one feels obligated to read and to like because 'people' say that one should. I hated it and didn't get it. I actually recently watched the movie and was reminded at how awful it really is and felt completely justified in my reasoning."

"It was almost as hard as if I was listening to a Seinfeld episode."


"This is possibly the worst book I have ever read. It is unforgivably dreadful. I had to force myself to finish it. I am convinced that if it were submitted today for publication, it would stand no chance and the author would probably be in a psychiatric hospital."

"At least I'm ok with not liking a 'classic.' In fact, I hate a lot of classics."

"I have had this book for 2 or 3 years. I have tried reading it many times and have never able to get past 1/4 of the book. I wanted to read it because it was a classic. Who makes books classics, especially when you can't even get through them? :("

"I fucking HATED this book! Jesus, what are you thinking?!? Every character in this book was unlikable. All of them were cunts, and the damn book never ended. I want to cut this book and poor acid on its pages."

"why?! WHY!? would you have two characters with the same name? when does that make any sense?"

"This was the WORST book I have ever read so far. omg it was sooo lame. Catharine could have jumped off a roof for all I care! I don't understand why it is so great. lame lame lame and dry as toast."

"I couldn't understand a word of this - the language of that time is no longer comprehensive - I really tried!"

"no offense but u really have 2 like charles dickkens to read this book.i had 2 read it 4 skool and i didnt particularly like it."

"There's this one kid in my class who recommended it to me (he's kind of a social reject), and I really shouldn't have listened to him."

"Blech! What drama over a guy named Heathcliff! How could anyone have been in love with Heathcliff? Did I mention that his name is Heathcliff!! And this is just a general complaint of novels of the time, but why is it that any woman who goes out in the rain gets deathly ill? Spare me!"

"worst book in the history of literature. i don't care what anybody says -- this book is not realistic at all and is obviously written by a little girl in a farmhouse who's never seen people other than those who lived within a 10 mile radius of her house.

"I understand why this is considered a classic (the literary devices used to tell the story), but that doesn't mean it's worthwhile."

"i did not like how healthcliff didn't end up with the girl"

"this book is full of love. but most of them are not true love. i personsly don't enjoy this kind of books. but u can image the scenes. they are described in a prefect way. it worth to read it but only once. not more"

"Ugh. I hate this book! It's so hard to understand!! I don't even know if the main character is a guy or a girl!!!"

"Had to read this in college....I guess you have to be female to like this. I'm male, I didn't."


  1. Being glad that she died doesn't sound very sensitive, sounds very cold.

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