Dramatic Irony in Wuthering Heights


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Which of the following is the best definition of dramatic irony?

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1. Why did Heathcliff misunderstand Catherine's conversation with Nelly about Edgar's marriage proposal in Wuthering Heights?

2. How might the entire Wuthering Heights novel have changed if dramatic irony had not resulted in Heathcliff leaving Wuthering Heights?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet are provided as a chance to review and assess your knowledge of what dramatic irony is and how it is used in Wuthering Heights. You'll review the events that use dramatic irony and infer what might have happened without this element in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is offer an opportunity to test and review what you know about:

  • What dramatic irony is
  • Why Heathcliff misunderstand what Catherine was telling Nelly
  • Why Isabella doesn't listen to Catherine's warnings
  • Cathy's assumptions of who Hareton is

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define key terms from the lesson, such as dramatic irony
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you were able to understand what you read and are able to pick out elements of dramatic irony in the story
  • Information recall - check that you can recall key points of dramatic irony in the book and how they impact the story

Additional Learning

Learn more about this element in the story by reading the provided lesson, Dramatic Irony in Wuthering Heights. The lesson offers a deeper look at:

  • The definition of dramatic irony
  • How dramatic irony created Heathcliff's confusion
  • Why Isabella sees Heathcliff as a diamond in the rough
  • The meeting of Catherine and Hareton