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- Discuss the role of women in the middle of the 1800s, specifically their dependence on their male relatives.
- Point out and support with examples why revenge is a dominant theme in this novel.
- Wuthering Heights is a an example of a frame narrative. Discuss how this form adds interest and complications to the novel.
- Discuss the presence of ghosts in this novel. Does our modern view of the supernatural differ from the view expressed in the novel? Why is a willing suspension of disbelief not absolutely necessary for enjoying or interpreting this novel?
- Write a brief analysis in which you mention salient features of each character.
- Discuss the devastating effects of child abuse on Heathcliff. How does he pay Hindley back for his cruelty?
- Given the fact that Joseph’s dialogue is difficult to read, why do you think the author complicates the story with its inclusion?
- Discuss the author’s descriptions of the surrounding countryside. Some of the characters enjoy its beauty, and others do not. How do the lives of those who do not and those who do differ?
- Does Heathcliff become a rebel who rejects society and civilized values because of his nature or because of his life experiences?
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.