Heartbreak, Feminism & Pride

Here come three quotes. Enjoy them; they belong to my favourite books and my favourite authors.

“I have not broken your heart, you have broken it and in breaking it, you have broken mine.” –Wuthering Heights (Book)
This phrase is said by Heathcliff when Catherine is about to die. I actually agree with him. To me, in the story, Catherine was the monster while Heathcliff was the sufferer. Well, they both suffered, but it was Catherine’s fault. She followed expectations and not her heart, and left Heathcliff heartbroken. Then he, hurt, turned evil. Damn Cathy, why? I cry everytime. When making the decision of marrying another man, she broke her own heart and Heathcliff’s one at the same time. Despite the sad ending, to me this story is true love. An impossible true love due to society’s classes and family pressures. But it will forever be the love. Just remember: your decisions affect other ones.
“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.” – Pride and Prejudice (Book)
I have never ever read about two lovers more stubborn than Elizabeth and Darcy. Literally. They are unique in their specie. Elizabeth thinks Darcy is arrogant, which is true. But she is also arrogant. Yet I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. I understand their personalities, including their arrogance, and I adore them. This phrase said by Elizabeth just makes me laugh. God, reading this while shipping the main characters is just so hard. I bit my nails from when they met to when they decided they were going to marry. Their conversations where just full of sarcasm. Mortifying each other. And I love this. Darcy and Elizabeth are the type of lovers I want my future husband and me to be. Love is not easy, and this book shows it.
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.” – Jane Eyre (Book)
Jane says this to Mr. Rochester after she discovers he has already a wife when they are about to marry. Jane, since she was little, she wanted to be independent, even if being independent for a woman in those times was harsh and difficult. This book was kind of controversial in its publication date (XIX century) because it contained an oppressed element back then: feminism in its more pure state. Jane represents the portrayal of a young woman who survives by herself despite all the problems in her life. This quote just demonstrates it. I admire you Jane. Now and ever. Yes, you are free and you deserve to be independent.

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