Wuthering Heights Chapters 4-9 Vocabulary, Text Based Questions

Wuthering Heights
Chapters 4-9
Vocabulary, Text Based Questions, and Analysis
Vocabulary- Define each of the following terms as used in the text of the Chapter indicated.
Chapter 4
1. Interloper
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
1. Culpable
1. Dour
2. Expostulating
2. Equanimity
Chapter 8
1. Doggedly
5. imperilously
2. Hector
3. Antipathy
4. Petulantly
6. Consternation
Chapter 9
1. Winsome
2. Munificent
Text Based Questions—answer each of the following by using information from the text. Cite
specific page numbers of information where necessary.
1. What is your opinion of Cathy’s decision to marry Edgar?
2. What elements in the introduction of Hindley’s wife, Frances, foreshadow her death?
Give page numbers.
3. Review Heathcliff’s description of Thrushcross Grange to Nelly. How does the Grange
differ from Wuthering Heights, and how do the houses reflect the personalities of their
4. Explain how Hindley’s actions on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve affect Heathcliff.
5. A foil is a character whose traits are contrasted with those of another character. Who
is Heathcliff’s foil in this set of chapters? Explain your answer giving citing specific
evidence from the text.
6. What motivates the struggle between Hindley and Heathcliff?
7. After Heathcliff vanishes, a violent thunderstorm splits a tree and damages Wuthering
Heights. Explain the symbolic significance of this event.
8. “Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He’s always, always in my mind…as my own being. So don’t talk
of our separation again.” Does this express what continues to be the romantic
expression of love? Explain your response and the experiences or instances you have
observed in your life that led you to this conclusion.
9. Some critics criticize Emily Bronte for creating unrealistic characters. Discuss whether
Catherine, Heathcliff, and Hindley are realistic or not, and what details make them so,
using evidence from the text.
10. How does Catherine change after five weeks at Thrushcross Grange? Give at least 2
specific examples from the text that illustrate her change.