Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heightss is a literary masterpiece built upon the destructive love uniting Heathcliff and Catherine. It is not a classical romantic story: Emily Brontë has deliberately chosen to unveil the darkness of the human soul in all its glory. The characters are described in the midst of their abyss, for the strength of their forbidden love becomes a deadly source of sorrow and anger. The rancourous personality of Heathcliff made me question the limits of one’s search for revenge so many times.

This book made me smile and got me angry at the same time. The writing is so intense and vivid that I felt like I was in the countryside with rain pouring down on me (and it’s 25 degrees in Morocco).  I think that the novel is beautiful in its chaos but that’s not what stuck with me the most. The impressive aspect of the story is that none of the characters are likeable for their actions and flaws but you feel for them in their suffering. I would even go as far as saying that they are fascinating in their dark complexity. I rate it as a must-read classic in one’s lifetime!

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