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Wuthering Heights Lesson Plan

Introduction to Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights is a story within a story. One of its narrators, Mr. Lockwood, rents a property called Thrushcross Grange, and is intrigued by the family of his unfriendly, mysterious landlord. Mr. Heathcliff lives across the moors in another house, Wuthering Heights, with his daughter-in-law Catherine, two servants named Zillah and Joseph, and a man named Hareton Earnshaw, whose relationship to Heathcliff is uncertain. Mr. Lockwood asks his housekeeper, Mrs. Dean, about Heathcliff's family, and she shares his history and her own. Heathcliff was adopted by the Earnshaw family, who used to own Wuthering Heights, when he was about seven years old. He became extremely close to the...

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