Supernatural Elements in Wuthering Heights


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Supernatural elements in Emily Brontë's novel Wuthering Heights link her work to which of the following literary periods and genres?

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1. Which four types of supernatural beings or ideas are mentioned in Wuthering Heights?

2. In Irish and British mythology, what is a changeling?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The supernatural elements of Wuthering Heights will be the subject of this worksheet/quiz. See what you know about these strange happenings and how they related to the literature of the times.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will cover:

  • Literary periods and genres relevant to the book
  • Supernatural beings/concepts
  • What a changeling is, in accordance with specific mythologies
  • The reason(s) Heathcliff and Catherine weren't buried in a specific tomb
  • Nelly's interpretation of a spirit who visited her

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the supernatural elements of mythology and their connection to the characters in the book
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Nelly's impression of a spirit who visited her and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the genre of Emily Bronte's novel due to the nature of its contents

Additional Learning

Additional learning about the phantasmal parts of this powerful literary achievement is available from the lesson named, Supernatural Elements in Wuthering Heights. Everything in the lesson will revolve around the following:

  • Demons
  • Comparative literary genres and time periods
  • Catherine, Hindley and Heathcliff
  • An omen of death
  • Madmen/devils
  • Where restless spirits go to rest