Love is often far too glorified. Or perhaps a more appropriate way of phrasing it: We don’t often vilify true and everlasting love… When maybe we should.
When I first read Wuthering Heights in an english class over 10 years ago, I thought to myself, “this is true gothic romance. This is macabre love.” I was drawn to the concept that love has enough strength to absolutely decimate people. Just totally crush them to bits. And this idea has been a huge influence on my concept of romance ever since. It’s quite hard for me to understand what a pure romance novel or film is, because I often think of true love as ruining people.
Why would this inspire me?
It inspires me to work on creating complex situations and complex people. For example: Heathcliff repeatedly bashes his head against a tree after losing Catherine. He BASHES his head into a tree. So many complex emotions are given to us in this chapter alone. He has so many sides to his personality. There are so many truths to the situation yet you try not to believe half of them.
This inspires me not only to create more complexities, but it inspires me to live a more detailed life. It inspires me to seek out people/situations/and things that will make me feel.
What inspires you to feel or create complex?