Day 1

Wuthering Heights Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why do you think Brontë uses Mr. Lockwood as a "frame" for the story of Wuthering Heights?

    Students may observe that it allows readers to see the difference between the past and the present, or that an outside observer might provide some perspective that an "insider" such as Mrs. Dean could not. They may also note the gender difference between the narrators: the book is a man's experience of a woman's story.

  2. 2

    What do you make of Mr. Lockwood's dream?

    Students may observe that Mr. Lockwood's attempt to return to Thrushcross Grange in the dream may indicate how unwelcome he feels at Wuthering Heights. The lengthy sermon by...

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