So when you're done, tell us what you think. There's no rush. We'll only kick off the next book when a majority has finished, so take your time.
To get us going, I've nicked a list of discussion topics on this book from the internet.
- To what extent do you think the setting of the novel contributes to, or informs, what takes place?
- Do you think the novel is a tale of redemption, despair, or both? Discuss the novel's meaning to you. Do you think the novel's moral content dictates one choice over the other?
- Discuss Bronte's use of twos: Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange; two families, each with two children; two couples (Catherine and Edgar, and Heathcliff and Isabella); two narrators; the doubling-up of names. What is Bronte's intention here?
- Analyze the character of Edgar Linton. Is he a sympathetic figure? How does he compare to Heathcliff?
- Who or what does Heathcliff represent in the novel? Is he a force of evil or a victim of it?How important is the role of class in the novel, particularly as it relates to Heathcliff and his life?
I think that's sufficiently high-brow. We might get a government grant to create The EED Institute For Higher Learning And Literary Awareness at this rate.