How can we compare?
Posted by Emma Elizabeth Anne (Yes, that is my real name!) /MR on August 21, 1998 at 15:04:59:
In response to Wuthering Heights vs. Pride and Predjudice, written by Patricia Dawson on August 21, 1998 at 15:00:04
I think it is very difficult to compare a book like Wuthering Heights to Pride and Prejudice.. They are so different. Wuthering Heights is a much darker, much heavier read than P&P, which is very light and entertaining. I found Wuthering Heights very difficult to read, while P&P was like a holiday book - I didn't have to think very hard, I could just sit back and enjoy it. I think that because the P&P characters were easier to interpret and easier to identify with, they stayed in my mind longer and I was able to analyse them more carefully than I could the characters from Wuthering Heights. P&P characters I can almost think of as people I know, but Wuthering Heights characters belong to a world of melodramatic fiction.
I liked both stories, but I think P&P, while not as darkly passionate and Wuthering Heights, was still more enjoyable, and if not thought-provoking, it was more smile-provoking!
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