I have expressed this sentiment before but what is Tumblr for if it isn’t for writing the same posts on your blorbos again and again?
Again, listening to this podcast, and the host went into Wuthering Heights completely blind. He had a vague idea of it being a romance but didn’t even know Catherine’s name. Up until Chapter 12 he read the love between Catherine and Heathcliff as rather typical conventional sexual romantic love with some identification with Heathcliff’s “bad soul” on Cathy’s side. He read Cathy as completely horny for Heathcliff. Then in Chapter 12 there was a footnote for Penistone Crags and it referred to the “sexual problem” of Wuthering Heights, which lead to the host searching up academic articles about the “sexual problem” in Wuthering Heights which included an essay about Lesbianism in Wuthering Heights which mentioned Heathcliff and Cathy’s twinning and the host now has a more metaphysical interpretation of the whole affair.
I don’t know, this man went into Wuthering Heights as blindly as someone in the English-speaking world could (he initially had the idea of the famous romance ending up being between Lockwood and Younger Cathy) and I can’t help but suspect that his initial interpretation is closer to the text’s reality as a result. We are all as helpless before WH as anyone else. Emily Bronte left us with nothing to “decode” it. Everyone’s guess is as good as anyone else’s. Not much context is needed to understand it, so a person who goes into it knowing nothing about the critical tradition will probably interpret the text more on its own basis and more accurately. So yeah. I think this is mostly a love story of “boy meets girl; they fall in love; can’t marry because the boy is poor; boy takes revenge”. It is romantic love and it is a love story in the first half. The characters are original in their psychology and in how amoral they are, but the beats of the love story are rather conventional and the first-time reader unacquainted with the elaborate interpretations intuitively sees it to be so. A metaphysical completely otherworldly twinning this is not.
I don’t know maybe I am boring. But I feel that Wuthering Heights is not as wildly unconventional in its depiction of love as people make it out to be and it is one of those novels much more unconventional in its telling and characters than its themes and plot.
kate bush really wrote wuthering heights in one night aged eighteen recorded it at four in the morning on one take reached the top of the charts within a week became a millionaire off it and lived the rest of her life making batshit music because she was set from the one song she wrote and filmed singing spinning in a random field without any planned dance choreography or not having even read the book. that is legend behaviour.
yes girl you are so [if i loved you less i might be able to talk about it more] [hands are unbearably beautiful] [i'll take care of you it's rotten work not to me not if it's you] [if you are intolerable let me be the one to tolerate you] [i could recognise him by touch alone] [i love you i want us both to eat well] [on purpose i love you on purpose] [whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same] [i am half agony half hope] [you have bewitched me body and soul and i love love love you] [he is half of my soul as the poets say] [i'm sick of people saying that love is all a woman is fit for but i'm so lonely] [i love you most ardently] [let me stay tender hearted despite despite despite] [someone has to leave first this is a very old story there is no other version of this story] [mostly i want to be kind] [tell me how all this and love too will ruin us] [you said i killed you haunt me then] [someone somewhere can you understand me a little love me a little] [i will love you as misfortune loves orphans as fire loves innocence and as justice loves to sit and watch while everything goes wrong] [sorry about the blood in your mouth i wish it was mine] [who will come into my kitchen and be hungry for me] can we kiss now
5 GIFS of white British musician Kate Bush in the music video for “Wuthering Heights.” Kate is wearing a bright red long sleeved dress with a collar made of red flowers. Her brown hair is cut into bangs and the rest of her hair is shoulder length. She is wearing small gold hoops, silver eyeshadow, red lipstick, and a hair clip made of dried roses. In all five GIFS she is dancing outdoors and makes dramatic motions with her hands.
Normalise liking poetry because you like the way it sounds and art because you think its beautiful. You don’t have to understand the deeper meaning of something to appreciate it - poetry is bloody difficult to analyse and art requires an extensive knowledge of movements and artists to properly get - so please just wonder around art galleries and decide which pieces you’d buy if you could, and read out lines of poetry simply because they have a nice ring to them.