Assignment Topic: The forum for this week addresses the third learning objective: Produce an original opinion based on assigned literature.
Which character in Wuthering Heights do you find most interesting? This could be the character you find most relatable, repulsive, complex, caring, strange, etc. Pretend you are this character and write a diary entry. You could consider what motivates the character, how he or she feels about other characters, what he or she will do in the future, etc. Be sure to go beyond plot summary and develop insights into the character you have selected. If you have not finished the novel, answer this question based on what you know thus far about the character.
Write a response to each one of your classmates discussion post. Responses have to be 150 words each. Please see what other classmates wrote below in order to write responses:
1. Sophia wrote: Class:The following is my idea of how Edgar Linton would write a journal entry after the death of Catherine
My name is Edgar Linton. I am a wealthy man of fortune. I am wealthy in terms of social standing and in matters of physical ownership. The most important form of wealth I have had, however, was the relationship with my lovely, caring, and beautiful wife, Catherine Earnshaw, formerly of Wuthering Heights.
What a romance we had! Before marriage, before unfulfilled expectations and misunderstandings. And especially before the reentry of the fiend. The fiend known as Heathcliff.
This fiend forever dampened Catherine’s love for me. She was never able to love me as I loved her. Never able to care for me as I cared for her. Never able to desire my presence as I did hers. Because of that man. She was always secretly pining for him. Always longing for a life that she could never realistically have..with him.
In the end, it was all for naught. For my Catherine has left this world. She has left our daughter, Cathy, and myself for the heavens. How fervently I shall miss her. I shall never stop hoping that Cathy would have her mother near. That my daughter would know and love her mother as I did.
I feel that time will pass slowly. That overcoming such grief shall take years of my life. Though I shall overcome, I will never forget my dear Catherine. I loved her more than life itself and I shall miss her every day. I hope that Cathy will one day understand how truly marvelous her mother was.
2. Christina wrote: If only my dearest Catherine could see me for who I truly am. The one who loves her unconditionally since childhood. Our days running through the moors playfully and delighted. That day that he showed up was a time that will haunt me forever. I watched as you drifted from me and fell for him. As our time went on your focus became on yourself, your status, your life with Edgar.
Questioning my feelings and interpretation of love. I find myself having to move on, but how? How do I move on from my soul mate. I feel you near me even when we are apart. I see you in my dreams as if we are connected in a spiritual realm.
Can you feel me still Catherine, do you remember? I sit in this room alone knowing that the time to leave the only place that I have called home is drawing near. I want to reach out to you, I want to tell you that it is I, Heathcliff, who should be standing next to you. The desire to have you near me is pushing my emotions to a place unrecognizable to me. I do not know these feelings that I possess and must find a way to rid them of my body.
Catherine please feel my soul calling for you, walk through my door and profess your undying love for me. I wish I could tell you this in person but I cannot for I do not know how. I do not know this feeling that is taking over me and I must leave. Miss me, think of me and upon my return come to me. For I am gone now but you will forever be mine.
3. Jordan wrote: I read this wonderful book a long time ago in high school. I am currently re-reading due to the fact that I do not remember much at all. I wrote my entry based on the few chapters I have gotten to read. I hope you guys enjoy. I tried to be dark and really pull from Heathcliff! I remember him to be a truly dark character. I hope this embodies him well.
What did I do to deserve such a cruel and enduring life? My body is a void, and my heart is a black hole. Everything about me is a crude nothingness. How could love hurt so much? My Catherine is the one responsible for these emotions taking over my life! No, not just Catherine. Edgar and Hindley have a part in this, too! Is revenge the only way to escape this darkness that I carry with me? Is this even escapable?
Love. The word that, if given the chance, ruins everything. Love can take a man and break him down until there is only hate and resentment left. The bones are charred with rejection and the skin is broken down with dreams of forever. No! This is not fair! Why am I left this way? I feel as if I am the only one suffering.
Catherine. My Catherine. The name is permanently imprinted within my brain and heart. Does she remember our love that ran so deep? Is it completely inexistent to her? Maybe I, Heathcliff, am the only one left with the haunting memories. I can feel my spirit continually reach out to my love, but I can also feel her look right through it. How can she give up so easily? She chose someone else. I can feel the anger flood my body. This is why I do not show my emotions!
I know I am not easily loved. I can be a monster. Catherine, though, she saw more in me than anyone else has before. She saw a heart, before the black hole, and she loved me. I am not surprised I found a way to ruin this, though. I knew I was not ever going to be enough. Why would an orphan from Liverpool be enough for a women of stature and pure beauty? That’s the problem! I never would have been! She knew this, but maybe she led me on any way.
My words can be venom, and my actions can be malicious. However, there will always be an underlying reason for this. One that I will never speak of. I may not be the most enjoyable person, but I have no reason to be. Everything I ever wanted was taken away from me. People leave. Nothing enjoyable stays in my life. Death. In death, maybe my void will be filled.
PLEASE WRITE A 150 WORD RESPONSE FOR EACH ONE OF THE CLASSMATES DISCUSSION (JORDAN, CHRISTINA, AND SOPHIA)