Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Wuthering Heights is a novel by Emily Bronte. Written in 1845-1846, it was published posthumously by Emily’s sister Charlotte in 1847. Centered on themes of revenge, madness, hypocrisy, nature, and cruelty, the narrative spans several years in illustrating the destructive effects of one man's jealousy. Chapter 1 opens in 1801, as a wealthy Englishman named Mr. Lockwood is first introduced to the settings of Thrushcross Grange and its neighboring estate, Wuthering Heights. In this lesson, students will research Emily Bronte and will analyze the narrative style and settings established in Chapter 1.
Research Activity: Conduct research on author Emily Bronte, the publication of Wuthering Heights, and the Bronte family. Which of Emily Bronte’s sisters is the most well-known for her writing? What classical novels were written by the Bronte sisters? What are common themes that appear in the writings of the Brontes?
Group Assignment: Assign students to...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.10, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.7, 11-12.7
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