Pathetic Fallacy in Wuthering Heights


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Which of the following is the best definition of pathetic fallacy?

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1. In Wuthering Heights, on the night that Heathcliff leaves Wuthering Heights, what is used to describe the mood?

2. What does Nelly use to describe the mood of Wuthering Heights to Cathy in Wuthering Heights?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you can recall about pathetic fallacy and its role in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. You'll revisit specific phrases to answer questions about use and meaning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet are to offer you a chance to review:

  • What pathetic fallacy is
  • How it was used in a key scene like when Heathcliff leaves Wuthering Heights
  • Defining the pathetic fallacy for the underlying meaning

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check your knowledge of what pathetic fallacy is and why it's used
  • Reading comprehension - see if you were able to pull out the examples of pathetic fallacy in the book
  • Interpreting information - review what you know about pathetic fallacy to see if you can properly infer the author's intended meaning

Additional Learning

For a more comprehensive overview, see the offered lesson, Pathetic Fallacy in Wuthering Heights. The lesson goes into a deeper review of:

  • Defining terms like personification and pathetic fallacy
  • The plot of this novel
  • Examples of pathetic fallacy in the story