Role of Marriage in Wuthering Heights


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In Wuthering Heights, why does Catherine choose to marry Edgar Linton rather than Heathcliff?

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1. How does the marriage of Isabella and Heathcliff end in Wuthering Heights?

2. In Wuthering Heights, why is Cathy forced to agree to marry Linton?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to review what you know about the marriages in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. You'll revisit the characters and relationships of both Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet focus on reviewing:

  • Why Catherine marries Edgar
  • How Isabella and Heathcliff's marriage ended
  • Why Cathy and Linton marry
  • The impending marriage of hope at the end of the book

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can recall why Catherine decided to marry Edgar rather than Heathcliff
  • Reading comprehension - revisit what you read to see if you were able to pick out the reasons Cathy and Linton were married
  • Knowledge application - review what you know about the marriages to answer questions about which provides hope for the future

Additional Learning

If you'd like to get more clarity on the characters and the different relationships in the story, read the provided lesson, Role of Marriage in Wuthering Heights. The lesson offers an overview of:

  • A high-level summary of the book
  • How marriage is a destructive force in the story
  • Catherine's love for Heathcliff
  • Catherine's marriage to Edgar
  • The short-lived marriage of Heathcliff and Isabella
  • The forced marriage of Cathy and Linton
  • Hope at the end of the novel