Significance of Names in Wuthering Heights


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Which of the following best describes the Earnshaws from Wuthering Heights?

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1. Which of the following best describes the Lintons from Wuthering Heights?

2. Why does the author choose to name the mother Catherine Earnshaw Linton and the daughter Catherine Linton Heathcliff Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet, you'll check your understanding of what Emily Bronte was implying about the characters based on their names. You'll also review how names played a part in the story, as well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review:

  • The main family names and what characteristics can be attributed to the families
  • Why the author chooses specific names
  • What characterization is

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the influence of the characters' names on the readers' perception
  • Reading comprehension - assess your ability to correlate the intentional use of names with the story's unfolding
  • Information recall - ensure you are able to remember how Heathcliff felt about Isabella's decision to name their son Linton

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, Significance of Names in 'Wuthering Heights', provides more detail about the importance of names in this story. You'll get a deeper understanding of:

  • Comparing and contrasting the Earnshaws and the Lintons
  • How cross-family relationships play a part
  • Feelings between the families