Alternative Interpretations of Wuthering Heights


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What does it mean to interpret a story?

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1. If we look closer at Catherine and Heathcliff and consider how Heathcliff is representative of the patriarchal oppression of women, what form of literary interpretation are we using?

2. If we look closer at how many times Bronte describes windows and doors rather than the plot or characters, what form of literary interpretation are we using?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet and interactive quiz to get an alternate understanding of Wuthering Heights. Quiz questions will cover things like the process of interpreting a story and the patriarchal oppression of women.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will help you to:

  • Name a form of interpretation based on the description of doors and windows rather than the plot
  • Identify literary interpretation that focuses on social status
  • Define literary theory

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning of the term, literary theory
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and understand information regarding the form of literary interpretation that focuses on the social status of the Earnshaws
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on alternative understandings of Wuthering Heights

Additional Learning

To learn more about different ways of making sense of the concepts in the book, review the lesson named, Alternative Interpretations of Wuthering Heights. The following will be covered:

  • A review of the book
  • How to interpret a story and what kind of information is learned from doing so
  • Different kinds of interpretation used in the book