Comparing Heathcliff & Edgar in Wuthering Heights


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In Wuthering Heights, how is Heathcliff treated by the Earnshaw family?

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1. How is Edgar physically described in Wuthering Heights?

2. In Wuthering Heights, what act of cruelty does Heathcliff commit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Consider two of the main characters in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, both of whom are in love with Catherine. Determine how the Earnshaw family acts towards Heathcliff and Edgar's physical characteristics, among other things, for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these resources to see how well you can:

  • Name Heathcliff's terrible act
  • Assess Heathcliff's 'large' personality
  • Determine how Edgar and Heathcliff are similar

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Edgar and Heathcliff
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Earnshaw family
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about Heathcliff's personality and acts

Additional Learning

Learn more about the information presented in the lesson entitled Comparing Heathcliff & Edgar in Wuthering Heights. The following study objectives will be discussed:

  • Assess the novel's synopsis
  • Examine each of the characters in the book and their respective roles in the story
  • Define foil
  • Recognize how that literary device is used in the book
  • Analyze Heathcliff and Edgar with regard to looks and temperament