Title : Wuthering Heights
Author : Emily Bronte
Publisher : Dian Rakyat
Year of Publisher : 2003
Theme : Revenge
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.
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.