Study Guide

Wuthering Heights Characters

Heathcliff

Forget most of the romantic nonsense you have heard about Heathcliff. Sure he's in love with...

Catherine Earnshaw Linton

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Hindley Earnshaw

Heathcliff may be savage at times, but Hindley is even less sympathetic. He's a jerk from the...

Hareton Earnshaw

While the name is greatly significant to the story (remember the carving from 1500 that Lockwood...

Catherine Linton Heathcliff

You'd think that the two Cathys would be doppelgangers—they have the same name, the same...

Edgar Linton

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Isabella Linton

Isabella is Edgar Linton's pampered and privileged sister whose upbringing stands in sharp...

Ellen "Nelly" Dean

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Lockwood

Lockwood is our primary narrator, but if you read closely, you can see that his judgment of a...

Joseph

Joseph is a pious, finger-pointing pain in the neck. A servant at Wuthering Heights, he seems to...

Frances Earnshaw

Frances Earnshaw, Hindley's wife, is a strange one. Like Heathcliff, her background is a mystery,...

Mr. Green

Mr. Green is Edgar Linton's lawyer, who sells out to Heathcliff. Instead of securing Edgar's will...

Dr. Kenneth

Dr. Kenneth very well may be the busiest man in Gimmerton. Between delivering all the babies,...

Zillah

Zillah, a "stout housewife" (2.104), is one of the few servants at Wuthering Heights, along with...