1.1.1 Hindley's silly, simpering wife, who treats
Heathcliff Cruelly. She dies shortly after giving
1.2.1 A long- winded, frantically religious, elderly
servant at Wuthering Heights. Joseph is strange,
stubborn and unkind, and he speaks with a
thick Yorkshire accent.
1.3 Mr Earnshaw
1.3.1 Catherine and Hindley's father. He adopts
Heathcliff and brings him to live at Wuthering
Heights. He prefers Heathcliff to Hindley, but hands
down Wuthering Heights to Hindley when he dies.
1.4 Mrs Earnshaw
1.4.1 Catherine and Hindley's mother, who neither likes or nor
trusts the orphan Heathcliff. She dies shortly after his
1.5.1 Housekeeper at Wuthering Heights in the
latter part of the novel.
1.6 Mr. Green
1.6.1 Edgar Linton's lawyer, who arrives too late
to hear Edgar's final instruction to change
his will. Which would have prevented
heathcliff from gaining control over
1.7 Mrs. Linton
1.7.1 Snobby, does not like Heathcliff
to go near her children. She
teaches Catherine to be a gentle
woman by instilling her with
civilised social ambitions.
1.8 Mr Linton
1.8.1 Edgar and Isabella's father.
Owner of Thrushcross Grange,
established member of the
gentry and well - mannered
1.9.1 Edgar's sister, Linton's mother. Sees
Heathcliff as a romantic figure, ruins her life
by falling in love with him. Heathcliff's main
tool in gaining revenge on Linton family.
1.10.1 Brought to live at Wuthering Heights by Mr. Earnshaw. Falls into an immense, unbreakable
love with Catherine. Abused by Hindley. Catherine marries Edgar as it would degrade her to
marry Heathcliff, dues to his humiliation and misery he leaves Wuthering Heights and
returns seeking revenge on Hindley. Violence, fierce, powerful and cruel. Inherits both
Wuthering Heights and Thr Grange.
1.11 Catherine Earnshaw
1.11.1 Daughter of Mr Earnshaw, falls intensely in love with Heathcliff.
Claims that they are the same person. Her desire for social
advancement drives her to marry Edgar. ( Free- spirited, beautiful,
spoiled and often arrogant) Torn between her wild passion and her
social ambitions. Dies after giving birth to Cathy.
1.12 Catherine Linton (Cathy)
1.12.1 Daughter of Edgar and Catherine, shares
nature of her mother; strong headed,
impetuous, occasionally arrogant. But
Edgar tempers her and she is gentle and
more passionate. Marries Linton and then
1.13.1 Heathcliff and Isabella's son.
Weak, sniveling, demanding,
constantly ill. Raised by his
mother until he is 13. Heathcliff
despises Linton, but uses him as
a means to inherit The Grange.
Forces him to marry Cathy.
Linton dies shortly after
1.14.1 Catherine's brother. Mr Earnshaw's son. Resents
Heathcliff. Inherits Wuthering Heights after his father
dies. Abuses Heathcliff. when his wife dies after having
Hareton. He lapses into alcoholism and dissipation.
1.15.1 Son of Hindley and Frances
Earnshaw, after Hindley dies,
Heathcliff gets custody of Hareton
and he degrades him ( non educated
field worker) He mirrors the young
1.16.1 Narration forms a frame around Nelly's. He is
somewhat vain and presumptuous. Clumsy with
inhabitants of Wuthering Heights. From
domesticated region of England.
Misunderstands events = unreliable narrator.
1.17 Nelly (Ellen)
1.17.1 Chief narrator. Sensible, Compassionate and
intelligent. Mother figure of the characters.
1.18.1 Tender, constant but cowardly
man. Ideal gentleman,
'handsome', 'pleasant to be
with', civilized virtues but don't
2 Gothic Elements
2.1 Themes of: Violence, Love,
Revenge, Madness, Death,
Decay, Superstition and the
2.1.1 Violence = Catherine, slaps and pinches Nelly.....
Heathcliff throws iron weight and knife
2.1.2 Revenge = Heathcliff Vs. Hindley.... Heathcliff
degrading Hareton.... Vs. Edgar
2.1.3 Madness = Catherine ..... Heathcliff messing
with Catherine's corspe
2.1.4 Decay = landscape, human apperence and health
2.1.5 Death = 8/10 die = Catherine,
Hindley, Earnshaw, Isabella. edgar,
Linton and Heathcliff
2.1.6 Superstition and Paranormal = Necromancy and
ghosts of both Catherine and Heathcliff
2.2 Settings: Extreme
Isolated and haunted
2.2.1 Mores, Wuthering Heights and
2.2.2 Bad events often assoiated with storms,
especially Heathcliff. ( Wild and Passionate)
Constant change of waether to associate
2.2.3 Estates of the moors are distanced from one another.... Old dark,
haunting feel of Wuthering Heights
2.2.4 Language surrounding Settings and Weather
2.3 Character Tyrants
2.3.1 Hindley overwhelmed that Heathcliff is Mr
Earnshaws favourite even though he is not his
2.3.2 Heathcliff's motivation is revenge... He is the focus of
revenge. Uses people for he's benefit
2.4 Destruction of Love
2.5 Social Class
2.5.1 Problems within the novel, due to
property ownership, as this is only a
privilege to the middle class and above
2.5.2 Heathcliff automaticatically from a lower class as he is an orphan
and has been denied the rights to education - the lack of
education in Wuthering Heights automatically makes you of a
2.6.1 Reoccuring structures, contrasts e.g. comparison between
Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. Ghosts, Dreams,
unrealiablity, Violence, Degrading, weather, Love, nature and
culture, property and education. etc.