Wuthering Heights Characters Analysis
Mr. Green is Edgar’s very corrupt lawyer. He was supposed to make changes to Edgar’s will to stop Heathcliff from gaining access to Thrushcross Grange. Instead, Mr. Green decides to help Heathcliff out and make it so that he could own the Grange.
Zillah is Heathcliff’s servant. She was a servant to him at Wuthering Heights after Catherine had passed away. Zillah was always kind to Lockwood. But she does not assist or like Cathy. This is because Cathy was very proud. Heathcliff’s instructions also went against her will.
Dr. Kenneth is Hindley’s friend. He is also a well-respected doctor in Gimmerton. He would always be the person to turn to when someone is ill. Whilst not much is said of his character throughout the book, he does come across as rough, but is always honest.
Mr. and Mrs. Linton
Mr. and Mrs. Linton are the parents of Isabella and Edgar. They bring both children up in a very well respected way. They children were taught to always be on their best behavior. Mr. Linton’s job was to be the magistrate of Gimmerton. His son took on the same role during his adult years.
Mr. and Mrs. Earnshaw
Mr. and Mrs. Earnshaw were Hindley and Catherine’s parents. Mr. Earnshaw is the boss of Wuthering Heights. He is a very kind man but is obsessed with Heathcliff. This causes grief within in the family. His wife, on the other hand, does not trust Heathcliff one bit. She did not like him right from the very beginning.
Frances is Hindley’s wife. She was also Hareton Earnshaw’s mother. Within the book, we see that comes from a humble family and can be rather silly at times.
Mr. Lockwood rents Thrushcross Grange. He does this to hide from the rest of the world. However, eventually, he decided that the world was better than Thrushcross Grange.
Joseph is a servant at Wuthering Heights. He has been a servant there for sixty years. He is a Christian who many see as self-righteous and rigid. He does not come across as kind at all. It would seem he does not like any of the other characters in the book at all.
Linton is a son of Isabella and Heathcliff. He is a weak little boy. He lived with his mother in the southern areas of England as he grew up. After his mother passes away, he discovers what his father is like. Linton is known to love. He also married Cathy. Mostly because his father scared him. Linton passes away from an illness.
Cathy is Edgar and Catherine’s daughter. She is a very strong-willed and high-spirited woman. She never knew about her parent’s history. Edgar was incredibly protective of her. However, she was keen to learn what the history of the Grange was. Some people would view Cathy as snobby but she is in fact, somewhat sympathetic.
Hareton was the son of Frances and Hindley. Nelly was the first to bring him up but then Heathcliff took over. Heathcliff teaches Hareton about vulgarities. Hareton talks in a similar accent to Joseph. He has a similar role as a servant at Wuthering Heights. He does not know what has happened about his inheritance.
Hindley is Catherine’s older sibling. He does not like Heathcliff at all at first. He bullies him for quite a while. Hindley goes back to Frances, the woman he married after Mr. Earnshaw passes away. He has become more mature. But he still did not like Heathcliff. When his wife died, Hindley’s character went downward. His behavior was awful and he decides to gamble and drink all the time.
Isabella falls in love with Heathcliff. She does not listen to Catherine’s warnings about him. She eventually marries Heathcliff who soon becomes abusive toward her. She becomes pregnant but leaves him. She eventually gave birth to a little boy who she named Linton.
Nelly is the major narrator of the book. She remained a servant to up to three generations of the Earnshaw’s. She also was a servant to a couple of family member’s of the Linton’s. She was humble and well-respected. Most who knew her called her Ellen out of respect.
Edgar grew up in with the Linton’s. He lives at Thrushcross Grange. He has very sharp manners and style. Heathcliff does not like him at all. Catherine however, is very attracted to him. She marries him instead of Heathcliff.
Catherine is not known until after she has passed away. It was Lockwood who discovered her and the diary she had written. She is a woman who was never sure of who she was, or who she would like to become. She is similar to Heathcliff.
Heathcliff appears to have been an orphan in Liverpool. Mr. Earnshaw adopts him and brings him to Wuthering Heights to live. The family reluctantly take him on. Catherine and he grow fonder and fonder of each other as the years go by.