Wednesday, June 2, 2010

XXV thru XXVII or.... XI thru XIII

please visit other participants listed here.the health of Heathcliff is unknown. but Edgar continues to be sick. they both want the children to eventually marry. but keep them apart. Cathy is finally allowed to visit Linton half-way and with Nelly. but on a return visit are tricked into the house. i didn't understand the scuffle. Heathcliff slapping Cathy. and pushing Nelly. but Linton is afraid of his father who wants them to marry soon. like in the morning. and despite Cathy promising to marry if she is allowed to return home. Heathcliff keeps both Cathy and Nelly from leaving. in an upstairs room with a lock on it. for several days.

4 comments:

softdrink said...

They do seem quite unnecessarily violent, don't they?

Melanie said...

I didn't like this part of the book either. As a child when I read it I was wondering why she didn't try to climb out of a window or something, but then when you see the design of the house I suppose it would've been impossible.

JoAnn said...

Heathcliff seems more like a monster every week!

Trish said...

These chapters were so bizarre to me--all the violence and the forced marriage even though Cathy said she'd do it willingly. So dramatic!

(I came via Sofdrink as another participant in the readalong).