Wuthering Heights


The Yorkshire moors of England are still a place of deep mystery of the past. I have walk upon the trails within the Moors, in the area of England that inspired Emily Brontë to write her famed novel Wuthering Heights. The silent misty air of the moors can quickly turn dark as a storm approaches. You must hurry if you do not wish to get wet from the relentless driving rain. I seek shelter, do you? Is the shelter you seek within the Manor that Heathcliff built?

Wuthering Heights, like Romeo & Juliet deals again with the theme of tragedy and love, however unlike Romeo and Juliet, Emily Brontë’s novel deals with a darker side of the passion of ones heart and the final tragedies that awaits those that walk upon the trails of the moors. The novel by Emily Brontë is a classic of English literature and one that should be read, however it does need the kind of patience that is required to fully appreciate the writing style that is used.

For this posting I’ve included a Youtube video that includes various cuts to the 1992 film “Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights” starring Ralph Fiennes as Heathcliff and Juliette Binoche as Cathy. Kate Bush’s song Wuthering Heights provides the score to the video. Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche in my view are perfectly cast to play the brooding Heathcliff and the strong-willed and spoiled Cathy. Passion, jealousy, dark sexuality, single-mindedness and ultimately their equally possessive style of love becomes their undoing.

I hope you enjoyed this video as much as I did.

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