'I am Heathcliff': Quote Explained


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Who are the other two characters involved in the Wuthering Heights love triangle that prompts Catherine to deliver the 'I am Heathcliff' quote?

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1. Catherine gives two reasons for marrying Edgar over Heathcliff: marrying Heathcliff would degrade her, and _____.

2. What's Heathcliff's reaction when he hears that Catherine thinks a marriage to him will 'degrade' her?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet, you'll assess your recollection and review your knowledge about Catherine and who she decides to marry when she makes the statement, 'I am Heathcliff' in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. You'll revisit her reasons for her choice and what happens in the story as a result of being overheard.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet are designed to help you review:

  • The characters caught in the love triangle
  • Who Catherine decides to marry and why
  • How Catherine bonded with Heathcliff
  • What the statement, 'I am Heathcliff' meant in the context it is offered

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - revisit your understanding of the love triangle to be sure you are able to see how it affected the events in the rest of the story
  • Interpreting information - ensure you are able to interpret Catherine's statement, 'I am Heathcliff' to understand what she meant by it
  • Knowledge application - review your knowledge of Heathcliff's actions after overhearing Catherine

Additional Learning

The love triangle is key to the story of Wuthering Heights. To get a deeper overview of the significance of this statement in the story, see the accompanying lesson, 'I am Heathcliff': Quote Explained. The lesson reviews:

  • How the quote comes up
  • The characters in the love triangle
  • The bond between Catherine and Heathcliff
  • What the statement actually meant