Subject area/course: English Literature
Grade level/band: 11–12
- Students read the novel Wuthering Heights and analyze the major cultural issues that arise in the novel, including questions of race, class, and gender. Students will write a 3- to 4-page paper that considers the question of how a novel earns the label of “representative” of a particular era. In their consideration of Brontë’s work, students will find issues that would have been of concern for her contemporary readers, and articulate a position on whether or not those concerns remain valid for in modern times by relating this Victorian novel to a contemporary novels.
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