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I've read it several times and yet each time I read it I just can't help liking it more and more. Emily Brontë is definitely a great writer and Wuthering Heights an immortal masterpiece. This time I was lucky to find an audiobook, quite an old one, of WH and spent a half-day listening to it carefully and remembering all those moments of my life which were put to the joy of learning about English language and what makes a good novel at the same time.

Wuthering Heights is not a love story. It's not really about love at all. It's about hatred and is the most vivid and lively description of it that has ever been seen in print. Heathcliff, the despicable protagonist (I can't really consider him an antagonist), is a symbol of wrath and hatred and inhumane character but yet it is too hard for the reader to hate him. It's as if he never had a choice. It's as if he cannot understand the world the way others do. In my eyes he's a brilliantly interesting character and a most memorable one. On the other hand, I had almost no uneasiness in hating Joseph or even Linton or Cathy. They were all proud, in their own ways, and silly and selfish. I certainly like the course of the story but I'm not really sure if Cathy deserved the happiness that she got to. If I was the writer, WH would have ended in a much more severe tragedy, leaving Mr. Lockwood and Ellen to mourn over it. :)

Finally, I should describe EB's fine work by the words that Washington Post once used to praise The Old Man and the Sea: "Every word tells, and there is not a word too many."


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The Professor by Charlotte Brontë


In some parts of the story, Charlotte Brontë succeeds in unveiling the feelings of her characters very vividly, but those parts are only rarely encountered.
Overall, this story really does worth the time spent to read it, but is not as good as Jane Eyre or her sister's Wuthering Heights for sure.


۰ نظر موافقین ۱ مخالفین ۰ ۱۸ دی ۹۲ ، ۰۶:۵۱
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Many people read books just to enjoy and the ratings show that they actually do enjoy this book, on the other hand there are some who really think about different aspects of a story, novel or whatever they read.
I want to restrict my attention to those people, especially those of them who believe that the characters depicted in Hosseini's novels are so-called "flat".
What I want to argue about is the degree of "flatness" of these characters. Take someone like Rasheed, for example. How many people like that have you encountered in real life? How many people like that really exist?
Many people may just find these characters weird and accuse Khaled Hosseini of creating unreal characters.
I, on the other hand, believe his characters are very well-written and "round". So do some of my friends.
I just did a survey among some of my friends and realized that the more they know about Afghanistan, the more they find these characters "round". What seems unlikely in many countries and continents is a norm in Afghanistan. 
So my point to those who detest these characters is: You seem not to know Afghanistan well. Try to get to know it.

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