Destructive Love in Wuthering Heights


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How does Mr. Earnshaw punish Catherine as a child in Wuthering Heights?

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1. How does Mr. Earnshaw contribute to his children's view of love in Wuthering Heights?

2. Which of the following best describes Hindley's treatment of his son, Hareton, in Wuthering Heights?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Emily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights expresses a side of love that is more about possession than it is about real patience and understanding. Assess what this means in the book with questions on the quiz that will dissect things like Catherine being punished when she's a child and Mr. Earnshaw's influence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Determine your ability to:

  • Identify how Hindley treats his son
  • Recognize Catherine's reason for getting married to Edgar
  • Understand Heathcliff's reaction to Catherine's death

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Mr. Earnshaw
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Hareton
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding Catherine marrying Edgar
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the related lesson on destructive love in Wuthering Heights

Additional Learning

Additional learning is available with the lesson called Destructive Love in Wuthering Heights. The following study points will help you as you go along:

  • Understand what a dysfunctional relationship is and how it's represented in the story
  • Examine the first generation parenting of certain characters
  • Determine how second generation parenting influences them
  • Analyze Catherine and Heathcliff's relationship