Sarah Pearce is a poet, performer and academic writer, whose work focusses on the female body, sexuality, experiences of trauma, memory, and feminist theory.
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Did Catherine of Wuthering Heights live on?
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë is a singular novel. Especially within a Victorian literary context, the heroine Catherine Earnshaw is a singular woman. Passionate, haughty and violent, even as she succumbs to Victorian strictures governing femininity and relationships and eventually dies, she forever sticks in my mind.
Though she is decidedly unlike most other Victorian heroines, I wonder if more recent literature has created characters in which she is reflected? Does Catherine live on in other literary figures? Whom most resembles her?