A Comparison Of Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights'

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Wuthering Heights is a masterpiece written by Emily Brontë in 1847 A.D. It is Bronte's only novel and it expresses her individual poetic vision. Wuthering Heights is not expected to be written by a Victorian lady, because its reviews, at that time, were almost negative: reviewers implied that the novel carries a lot of cruelty. Wuthering Heights is considered as a complex gothic tragedy, spanning two generations that expresses the mess people can make of their lives when needs and desires are allowed to control their actions and reactions, as opposed to common sense and restraint. Wuthering Heights is about and adopted child ''Heathcliff'' who rises in his adopted family (Earnshaw's family) and then is reduced to the status of a servant by Earnshaw's son (Hindley), running away when the young woman he loves (Catherine) decides to marry another (Edgar Linton). He returns later, rich and educated, and sets about gaining his revenge on the two families that he believed ruined his life, the Earnshaws and the Lintons.…show more content…
Nevertheless, what characteristics make a good adaption of a classic novel? Is it the purist of the plot? Or if you get the same feelings when you read the novel or watch the movie? The good adaption on one hand is when you watch what you imagined, when the crew of the film succeed to capture this imagination on the screen. Wuthering Heights on the other hand is a story without a main category; it has conventional narrative structure, acted out by characters of mysterious motivations. A variation of some sort seems almost necessary to provide the audience with a clear telling of this complex

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