Second Bookses

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Wuthering Heights - Richard J. Dunn, Emily Brontë I first read Wuthering Heights as a high school student, and like most high school students who think they hate English class, I thought it was terrible. I tried again in college, and then later as a "real adult" and I found that my high-school self was dead on the money. While the overall plot of Wuthering Heights is decent enough, I suppose, Emily Bronte has only succeeded in creating two of the most unlikeable characters in all of literature. Heathcliff is a boor with no sympathetic qualities. Catherine is even worse, with her obnoxious behavior and propensity to "fall ill" at the slightest inkling things aren't going her way. Romeo and Juliet may have been stupid teenagers, but at least you felt a bit sorry for them, what with the crazy feuding families. Wuthering Heights provides no such justification for stupidity, and as a result, leaves me uncaring, after three reads, about any of these characters.

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