Animal Imagery in Wuthering Heights


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Which character in Wuthering Heights is compared to a delicate sparrows egg that is prime to be crushed by Heathcliff?

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1. Which character in Wuthering Heights is compared to a half-eaten bird that flies to his fate?

2. Which character in Wuthering Heights is compared to a hungry baby bird?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Revisit how Bronte used nature to color her characters and story with vivid imagery in this short quiz and worksheet. This resource offers a chance to assess what you know about the characters and how they are described in reference to nature in the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet are to assess and review your understanding of:

  • How the author describes characters by comparing them to animals and nature
  • Relating characters to the animal imagery about them
  • Who the wolf is in Wuthering Heights'

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - revisit your understanding of animal imagery and see if you are able to interpret what the imagery was saying about the character
  • Information recall - check that you are able to name the imagery that went with each character
  • Reading comprehension - understand Isabella's view of Heathcliff from Catherine's standpoint

Additional Learning

If you need a deeper review of the animal imagery and how it related to the characters in the story, you'll want to read the lesson, Animal Imagery in Wuthering Heights. The lesson highlights:

  • What imagery means
  • How Edgar is described using animal imagery
  • Catherine's warning to Isabella
  • What Nelly says about Cathy