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12/3: FINISH WH. last post (if you haven’t yet posted on the Brontes.) EPISTOLARY FICTION DUE 1159 PM.
12/5: BLOG PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP: BRING 3 PRINTED BLOG POSTS.

BLOG POSTS (5, IN WORD, ONE FILE) DUE 1159 PM SUNDAY.

12/8: ANNOTATIONS WORKSHOP: BRING WHATEVER DRAFT MATERIAL YOU HAVE.
12/10: ANNOTATED CHAPTER DUE 1159 PM.

Assignment Descriptions

All WUTHERING HEIGHTS questions:

1. Explain Lockwood’s nightmare
2. Why has Lockwood come to the Moors? He has “proved himself unworthy of” “a comfortable home.” What does that mean?
3. Explain Lockwood’s nightmare.
4. How does EB represent justice and mercy?
5. From where did Mrs Dean come?
6. Joseph “encouraged Mr Earnshaw to regard Hindley as a reprobate” (p. 29-30). What does Joseph also tell him about Catherine and Heathcliff? How does all this affect the Earnshaws as they grow up?
7. Why is “Thrushcross Grange” an appropriate name?
8. How is Cathy transformed by her recuperation at Thrushcross Grange? How ISN’T she?
9. Who is a feral child? Why?
10. Can feral children be domesticated? SHOULD they?
11. Read MRs Dean/Cathy I dialogue pp. 56-7. What does Cathy mean by love? How is this different from Jane Eyre’s conception of love? Why does Cathy want to marry Edgar Linton?
12. Is Cathy “right” to marry Edgar Linton (57)?
13. Meaning of pillow scene (90)?
14. EXplain ISabella’s letter to Mrs Dean. What is the effect of Isabella’s ordeal being revealed only, and all at once, in epistolary form?
15. Is Isabella a Gothic heroine? Do you sypathize with her? Why or why not?
16. Mrs Dean only mentions Cathy’s pregnancy when discussing Cathy II’s birth. What do you think about this? (Ch. 16, p. 121)
17. How does Heathcliff become “a gentleman,” as Lockwood calls him at the start?
18. What is Heathcliff trying to do, in his career after Cathy I’s death?
19. What is the novel’s resolution? Is there justice in this world? Mercy?
20. What does EB think of nature? Can nature be moral or immoral?
21. Various characters call Heathcliff a “gipsy brat,” a “lascar,” an “Egyptian.” WHY is he of apparent non-European origin? Compare with Mr Rochester’s “gipsy” act; with Bertha Mason; with Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia.
22. Why do Lockwood and Mrs Dean exist?
23. Is this meant to be seen as the literal history of two families, a folktale or fable, or both? (+ textual evidence?)
24. How to CB and EB’s styles differ. Do you understand the Victorian skeptics who thought them one person?

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