[Book Report]Wuthering Heights


Title                                                     : Wuthering Heights

Author                                                 : Emily Bronte

Publisher                                             : Dian Rakyat

Year of Publisher                                : 2003

Theme                                                 : Revenge

Summary                                 :

In the year of 1801, Mr. Lockwood rent Thrushcross Grange. One day, Mr. Lockwood was suffered from fever, so he asked Nelly, the house keeper, to tell him about Heathcliff, his landlord.

The story was begun in the summer of 1771. One night, Mr. Earnshaw carried a black-haired boy from Liverpool. Then, Mr. Earnshaw named that boy Heathcliif. No one in Wuthering Heights treated Heathcliff nicely, except Mr. Linton. Mr.Linton treated Heathcliff so nice. It made Hindley, Mr. Eranshaw’s son, hated Heathcliff more. Actually, Mr. Earnshaw’s daughter, Cathy, became Heathcliff’s friend.

In October 1777, Mr. Earnshaw was died. Then, Hindley became the master of Wuthering House. One Sunday, Cathy and Heathcliff disappeared. Actually, they went to Thrushcross Grange, Mr. Linton’s house. Cathy lived there for several weeks.

In April 1783, Cathy and Edgar Linton got married. They lived in Thruscross Grunge and also Nelly Dean. Meanwhile, Heathcliff married Isabella Linton. They lived in Wuthering Heights. Unfortunately, Isabella was unhappy with her marriage. Her husband treated her so bad. So, she ran away to London.

Cathy died after she gave a birth a baby. Six months after Cathy died, Hindley dead too. Hindley’s son, Hareton, inherited nothing from his father. Hindley’s house and his land now belonged to Heathcliff, because Heathcliff who had given Hindley the mortgage.

In the summer of 1797, Isabella asked Edgar Linton to take her son care, Linton Heathcliff. But, Heathcliff forced Linton to live in Wuthering Height.

In the year of 1801, Edgar Linton died. Meanwhile, Heathcliff forced Catherine to marry his son, Linton. Heathcliff wanted to take all Catherine’s inheritance. After Linton Heathcliff died, Heathcliff got everything that he want. Heathcliff got both of Wuthering Heights and Thruscross Grange. But, in 1802, Heathcliff died.

Comment                                :

I think Wuthering Heights is such a complicated story. This story is very interesting to read even though the conflict is complicated. But, that complicated conflict which made me can’t stop to read this novel. In the other word, that complicated conflict is this story’s attractive power.

Besides that, Wuthering Heights also has complicated love story. Love story was begun when Heathcliff was fallen for Cathy. But, Cathy married with Edgar Linton. It made Heathclif hate Edgar more. The other love story is between Isabella Linton and Heathcliff. Isabella fallen to Heathcliff, actually Cathy also fallen to Heathcliff. That love story makes this novel more interested to read.

That I dislike from this novel is the way the author named the characters. In this novel, author used same name to give a name to the characters. For example: there are 2 Catherine names in this story that is Catherine Earnshaw or Catherine Linton (Edgar’s wife) and Catherine Linton (Edgar’s daughter). It makes me little bit confused about the story.

This novel’s level is intermediate, so the vocabularies are easy to understand.

Note : this is simplified novel not original novel. Compared to original novel, simplified novel’s plot more simple than original novel’s.

5 thoughts on “[Book Report]Wuthering Heights

  1. semester kemarin aku hampir aja bikin ini novel jadi salah satu report
    tp pas buka halaman awal yang ada diagram gambar2 orang *ato character dlm novelnya kali ya, udah mules duluan onn
    akhirnya pindah ke Dracula yang cuma beberapa lembar doang
    br ada rencana mo baca novel ini pas ntar kelar BR semester ini. jadi bisa nyantai dan bener-bener mendalami cerita. kata tmen2 ku yang udah baca, ceritanya ruwet

  2. Wah, seneng banget waktu keliling2 (?) ketemu review novel ini. Kebetulan banget saya lagi ngeberesin baca buku ini *gakadayangnanya
    Well, kalo boleh sharing. Kesan pas pertama baca, kerasa gak ngerti banget, siapa itu Mr. Lockwood, siapa itu Mr. Heathcliff. Tapi pas di pertengahan halaman jadi mulai ngerti akan konflik sama klimaksnya. Dan ternyata secara keseluruhan ceritanya sedikit rumit dan suram (?) Keren deh bukunya bisa bikin emosi yang baca naik turun *padahal belum beres bacanya hehe. Udah aja deh segitu dulu, mian ya kalo kepanjangan dan kesannya sok tau. Mian lagi ya onn kalo saya nyampah komen, hehe🙂

    • gomawo🙂 Tapi mian klo bahasa inggrisnya acak-acakan. Yup, konfliknya bagus banget. Kata lecturer book reportku WH itu novel cinta yg complicated bgt. Emang bener sih, tapi ceritanya baguuuuuus….
      Kapan-kapan pingin baca yg originalnya juga. Chingu baca yg original ?

      • Gak pa² onn, saya juga belajar, hehe. Iya, ini cerita cinta yang paling galau ampe bikin gregetan😀 Tapi suka bingung kalo misalnya Hindley suka berubah jadi Mr. Ernshaw atau dari Edgar berubah jadi Mr. Linton padahal kan sama aja ya hehe. Original gimana onn ? *gak mudeng hehe. Saya baca yang cetakan 2011🙂

        • klo yang simplified itu ceritanya lebih simple, enggak se-complicated yang original saeng🙂
          Hu’um, itu yang bikin bingung. Terus namanya banyak yg sama juga, makanya bikin bingung.
          Tapi, overall ceritanya baguuus bget

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