Lord David Cecil on Wuthering Heights


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Lord David Cecil analyzes Wuthering Heights in what book of literary criticism?

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1. In his essay on Wuthering Heights, Lord David Cecil argues against interpretations of the novel which see it as _____.

2. Lord David Cecil claims that Wuthering Heights is unified by a focus on the cosmic forces of calm and _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study tools are based on David Cecil's positive criticism of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Test questions assess areas such as the name of the essay in which Cecil's criticism is explained and in what way he made those arguments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to:

  • Identify the main thread of the novel, according to Cecil, that is associated with the fluctuations of weather
  • Determine what Cecil believes the book is not about
  • Recognize one common theme of literature that is broken down in the book, based on Cecil's point of view

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Cecil's book of literary criticism
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on David Cecil's interpretation of Wuthering Heights
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about cosmic forces

Additional Learning

You can learn more about a positive and insightful view of Emily Bronte's novel with the lesson entitled, Lord David Cecil on Wuthering Heights. Use the following study guidelines to stay on track:

  • Identify Lord David Cecil
  • Examine early criticism of Wuthering Heights
  • Analyze Cecil's essay and his arguments
  • Recognize the forces from the book and other themes contained within it