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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

  

by Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights Characters

Meet the Cast

Heathcliff

(Click the character infographic to download.) Heathcliff and His ReputationForget most of the romantic nonsense you have heard about Heathcliff. Sure he's in love with Catherine, and you can't q...

Catherine Earnshaw Linton

(Click the character infographic to download.) Heathcliff! It's Me, Cathy. I'm So Cold. Let Me In-A-Your Window!We interrupt our character analysis programming to bring you an important message:...

Hindley Earnshaw

(Click the character infographic to download.) Approximately Zero Redeeming Qualities Heathcliff may be savage at times, but Hindley is even less sympathetic. He's a jerk from the get-go, brutali...

Hareton Earnshaw

(Click the character infographic to download.) Diamond in the RoughWhile the name is greatly significant to the story (remember the carving from 1500 that Lockwood notices over the door at Wuther...

Catherine Linton Heathcliff

(Click the character infographic to download.) Like Mother, Like Daughter... Only KinderYou'd think that the two Cathys would be doppelgangers—they have the same name, the same bloodline, and t...

Edgar Linton

(Click the character infographic to download.) Nice, Polite, Handsome, Rich... YawnWe're going to take this moment to direct you to an on-the-nose comic by awesome Kate Beaton. Check it out, then...

Isabella Linton

Drama QueenIsabella is Edgar Linton's pampered and privileged sister whose upbringing stands in sharp contrast to Catherine's. When we first see her, she is fighting over a puppy with Edgar, and...

Ellen "Nelly" Dean

(Click the character infographic to download.) Double AgentWe're going to take a moment to raise our twenty-four-ounce mug of coffee to Nelly Dean. Thanks, Nelly. Without you, there would be no W...

Lockwood

(Click the character infographic to download.) Locked-In LockwoodLockwood is our primary narrator, but if you read closely, you can see that his judgment of a situation can be a little... off. We...

Joseph

Joseph is a pious, finger-pointing pain in the neck. A servant at Wuthering Heights, he seems to resent doing any real work. No one really likes him, but he keeps popping up in the background. He...

Frances Earnshaw

Frances Earnshaw, Hindley's wife, is a strange one. Like Heathcliff, her background is a mystery, though that doesn't seem to bother Hindley, who meets her while he is off at college. She contrib...

Mr. Green

Mr. Green is Edgar Linton's lawyer, who sells out to Heathcliff. Instead of securing Edgar's will to prevent Heathcliff from inheriting Thrushcross Grange, he enables Heathcliff to gain control o...

Dr. Kenneth

Dr. Kenneth very well may be the busiest man in Gimmerton. Between delivering all the babies, diagnosing tuberculosis, and dealing with hysteria and mental illness, he's on full time.

Zillah

Zillah, a "stout housewife" (2.104), is one of the few servants at Wuthering Heights, along with Nelly Dean and Joseph. She's often lurking in the background and serves to fill in some informatio...
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