Examples of Heathcliff's Cruelty & Brutality in Wuthering Heights


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In Wuthering Heights, what does Heathcliff do to Isabella's dog?

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1. In Wuthering Heights, how does Heathcliff treat his wife?

2. In Wuthering Heights, how does Heathcliff's son, Linton, describe his father?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check in with your understanding of Heathcliff's character in Wuthering Heights by taking a quiz or review it as a worksheet. You'll go over some of Heathcliff's acts and words that characterize his savagery.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to revisit:

  • How Heathcliff treats Isabella
  • How Linton describes Heathcliff
  • What Heathcliff calls his wife

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - review the story of Wuthering Heights to be able to answer questions about how Heathcliff treated his wife
  • Information recall - check that you are able to remember the words Heathcliff uses to describe his wife
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you were able to understand Linton's reaction when Cathy asks whether his father is severe with him

Additional Learning

To get a better understanding of how Heathcliff is characterized as a savage, see the offered lesson, Examples of Heathcliff's Cruelty & Brutality in Wuthering Heights. This lesson summarizes:

  • Why Heathcliff is easily despised
  • Heathcliff's most extreme act of savagery
  • How he treats his wife
  • How Linton feels about his father and what he doesn't talk about