08-26-2007 03:53 PM - edited 08-26-2007 06:55 PM
For example on page 611, Bella quotes from WH: "If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger."
I loved it – especially the comparisons between Edward and Heathcliff. Did these references make anyone want to read (or re-read) this classic?
Message Edited by paulgoatallen on 08-26-2007 06:54 PM
Message Edited by paulgoatallen on 08-26-2007 06:55 PM
08-27-2007 05:42 AM
08-27-2007 06:08 PM
I felt the same way as you, Joy--I remember not really liking any of the chracters of WH...but I also haven't read the book since 11th grade. I do feel like re-reading it though. :]
08-27-2007 08:59 PM - edited 08-27-2007 08:59 PM
I personally love it when authors weave in literary references to other novels – it gives the story a kind of depth that I like. I've talked to some author people about this topic and they said that since the majority of Meyer's readers are so young – and since no one reads the classics anymore – they won't even understand the references... I hope that's not true.
When you guys hear the name "Heathcliff" you think of that freaking cartoon cat and not the character in Wuthering Heights, don't you?
Message Edited by paulgoatallen on 08-27-2007 08:59 PM
08-27-2007 10:06 PM
Can you recommend a version of the movie I could rent to save time?
08-28-2007 11:26 AM
And yes...I think of that darn organe cat. I also th ink of WH though. ...although I also refer to him as "The Moor" in my head. haha.
07-30-2008 12:50 PM
I just started thinking about this today, and already I've written nearly 2 pages out about the connections between Heights and the Twilight books. And I'm only part way through Heights! Once I've finished I'll know more connections. I won't post them all, because that would take too long. I'll just say that I think that although it seems at first that Heathcliff is Edward and Edgar is Jacob, I believe that both are both; that is, Edward is part Heathcliff/part Edgar, as is Jacob. (Bella is, of course, Cathy).
As a side note, I think I know what book Breaking Dawn will be loosely based on; here's a hint: it's a famous comedy by a (even the most) famous playwright. But I don't except Breaking Dawn to have such a comic ending, unfortunately.
If you'd like to hear more about my theories and the connections I see between the books, just ask here.
08-16-2008 09:33 AM
Oh, and I have the same problem: you don't find many people who have read Eclipse and WH, because the intended audience for Eclipse is teenagers, and very few teenagers want to read WH.
(I'm just special )
08-16-2008 01:56 PM