Irony in Wuthering Heights


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Which of the following types of irony is used when Heathcliff says he wants custody of Hareton in Wuthering Heights?

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1. What type of irony is used in Wuthering Heights when Heathcliff only hears half of what Catherine tells Nelly about who she should marry?

2. Which type of irony is used in Wuthering Heights when Heathcliff loses interest in getting revenge?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Irony is an important literary device that helps authors make their stories exciting and engaging. This assessment was assembled to provide you with a way to test your understanding of how Emily Bronte used irony in Wuthering Heights.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The multiple-choice questions of this assessment will ask you about:

  • A type of irony used when Heathcliff declares that he wants custody of Hareton
  • Irony demonstrated when Heathcliff overhears only half of Catherine's conversation with Nelly
  • A kind of irony used when Heathcliff no longer wants to get revenge

Skills Practiced

A few skills you will need, to complete this assessment include:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as dramatic irony
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the different types of irony used in Wuthering Heights
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the use of irony drives the plot

Additional Learning

To reinforce your understanding of the Bronte's use of irony in Wuthering Heights, complete the lesson, Irony in Wuthering Heights. After you've finished this lesson, you should have a clearer understanding of:

  • What dramatic irony is
  • How Bronte used verbal irony
  • How situational irony keeps stories engaging