Fascination with Death in Wuthering Heights


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Which of the following deaths occurred during Heathcliff and Catherine's childhood that greatly impacted their thoughts about life and death in Wuthering Heights?

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1. What does Catherine's dream about death as she contemplates marrying Edgar tell the reader about Catherine in Wuthering Heights?

2. How does Catherine die in Wuthering Heights?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess the abundance of death that litters the novel Wuthering Heights and how the characters are fascinated by it. Test questions on the quiz will cover areas like a death that influenced various characters' childhoods and a dream about death.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goals for these study resources are as follows:

  • Identify how Catherine dies
  • Recognize in what way Heathcliff deals with her death
  • Determine a specific event that influences Heathcliff

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Catherine's dream
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the fascination with death in Wuthering Heights
  • Making connections - use understanding of the relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine to explain how he feels after she dies

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Fascination with Death in Wuthering Heights is available to help you learn more about this heavy subject in Emily Bronte's novel. The following study objectives will be covered:

  • Assess the death and destruction in the book
  • Understand Catherine's impression of death
  • Define 'foreshadow' and how this technique is used in the text
  • Analyze Catherine's death
  • Identify how Heathcliff dies