Chapters 3–5 Questions and Answers
- Who owns the diary that Lockwood reads?
- Why does Lockwood reach out the window?
- What happens to Lockwood’s hand?
- After he leaves the room, what does Lockwood see Heathcliff do?
- Why does Nelly Dean know so much about Wuthering Heights?
- How did Heathcliff come to Wuthering Heights?
- How did Mr. Earnshaw treat Heathcliff?
- What was Cathy’s relationship with Heathcliff like?
- What was Hindley’s relationship with Heathcliff like?
- How did Joseph influence Mr. Earnshaw?
- The diary belongs to Catherine Earnshaw.
- Lockwood keeps being awoken by the tapping sound of a tree branch on the window and finally gets frustrated enough to try to grab the branch.
- Lockwood tries to grab the branch but instead makes contact with the cold hand of Catherine’s ghost.
- Lockwood sees Heathcliff fling open the window and call out desperately to Catherine’s ghost, begging her to return.
- Nelly Dean knows a lot about the inhabitants of Wuthering Heights because she grew up as a servant there along with Heathcliff and the Earnshaw children.
- Heathcliff was brought to Wuthering Heights as a child after Mr. Earnshaw saw him living on the streets of Liverpool and took pity on him.
- Mr. Earnshaw showed great favoritism toward Heathcliff and clearly loved him more than his own children.
- Though Cathy was initially mean to Heathcliff, they quickly grew to be best friends.
- Hindley was extremely jealous of Heathcliff’s relationship with Mr. Earnshaw and grew to hate Heathcliff, often physically hurting him.
- Joseph uses his influence over Mr. Earnshaw to persuade him that Catherine and Hindley are wicked children.