Wuthering Heights Vocabulary

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

In this lesson, we will learn about some vocabulary words from ''Wuthering Heights'' by Emily Bronte that may seem unfamiliar to readers today, in part because the book was published back in 1847.

Describing Unhappy Families and Hostile Relationships

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte was written in England during the mid-1800s, so many of the terms may be unfamiliar to readers in the 21st century. The novel tells the story of two generations of the Earnshaw, Heathcliff, and Linton families who live close to each other in the estates of Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights. Over time, dysfunction creeps in to Wuthering Heights; due to intermarriages between the two households, this ends up consuming all three families. Learning the meanings of these words within the context of the novel will help in understanding these themes of conflict and discord.


The following terms are used in Wuthering Heights.

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