Gender Roles in Wuthering Heights


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Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights was published in 1847, during the _____ period.

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1. In Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, which character most embodies stereotypically masculine qualities?

2. In Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Catherine Earnshaw can be best described by which term?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of the gender roles in Wuthering Heights which also reflected the times. Questions on the quiz will address certain things like when the book was published and the masculine qualities of one of the characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll also need to know about the following:

  • Catherine's gender qualities
  • The character who was controlled by their significant other
  • A superior gender role expressed in the book

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of gender roles and how it is connected to Catherine
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as male and female traits
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the time period of when the book was first published

Additional Learning

This book portrays a certain refusal to adhere to the gender roles of the times, from an author who had to hide behind a male pseudonym. The lesson called Gender Roles in Wuthering Heights will help you to learn more, with study points as follows:

  • Understand gender role expectations at the time the book was published
  • Analyze Catherine's feelings towards gender roles and/or how she expressed them
  • Recognize how this influenced Edgar and Catherine's feelings towards him
  • Assess the character who acted most traditionally like a man