He was nursed by one of the servants who had a young daughter named Nelly and became a foster sister and servant to the family. The reader sees Nelly’s sympathetic and forgiving nature. Flashcards. Hindley treats Heathcliff poorly. He brings Frances back home with him. His mother died soon after he is born, and his father becomes a drunkard and hardly interacts with him. But most of the time, he generally ignores Heathcliff and is unaware that both Heathcliff and Catherine go out onto the moors everyday. Character Analysis Hareton Earnshaw More of a son to Heathcliff than Linton, Hareton exhibits a sense of nobility by remaining loyal to the only father he ever really knew. Hareton Earnshaw- Hindley's son. (1784, aged 26) Hindley has exactly [Catherine's] eyes. He refuses and his brother tries to fight him, so he can get him into trouble by showing their father bruises as proof that Hindley had beaten him. Disappears for 3 years to return a wealthy and respectable man. Hareton Earnshaw, son of Hindley Earnshaw and nephew of Catherine Earnshaw (with whom he shares much resemblance) and heir to Wuthering Heights, takes quite a … He is a bullying, discontented boy who grows up to be a violent alcoholic when his beloved wife, Frances, dies. Son of Mr. Earnshaw, brother of Catherine, foster brother of Heathcliff, father of Hareton, husband of Frances. Hareton Earnshaw is a character in Emily Brontë's 1847 novel Wuthering Heights. Now the new owner of the house, Hindley immediately makes some changes. Thick, low brows. He is the son of Hindley Earnshaw and Hindley's wife, Frances. After the death of his wife, Hindley becomes a drunk, derelict, and a gambler. Hindley Earnshaw. He is a bullying, discontented boy who grows up to be a violent alcoholic when his beloved wife, Frances, dies. Hindley is originally described as a relatively decent albeit spoiled rotten child, but later descends into gambling and alcoholism after his wife, Frances, dies. Hareton, Hindley, and the first Catherine are the children of Mr. Earnshaw. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Although uneducated and unrefined, Hareton has a staunch sense of pride. Source Submit. After Mr. Earnshaw dies, Hindley seeks to degrade Heathcliff by turning him into a manual laborer and depriving him of access to the "curate" (tutor). Description. Hindley Earnshaw. He hates Heathcliff from the start because of his father's preference for the latter and treats him badly. The name "Earnshaw" may have come from a female servant who worked at Law Hill when Emily was there. But toward the end of the novel, Hareton begins to remind Heathcliff of Catherine. One night, after Heathcliff and Catherine failed to return home, Hindley orders all the doors and windows locked up so they can't get inside. Hindley Earnshaw. Linton is described as being a pale, delicate, and weak boy who resembled Edgar more than he resembled his father. After he attends college and returns home to the Heights, he has become a man of upper status and can finally have everything that he wants: his family, his social status, and his cruelty towards Heathcliff. An orphan who is brought to live at WH. Hindley Earnshaw is the brother and Catherine and spiteful brother of the adopted Heathcliff. Does there continue to be an association between those two categories of traits in the novel? Later, Hindley concocts a social-climbing scheme to unite the Earnshaws and the Lintons by marrying Catherine off to Edgar. But while he is drunk, he grabs Hareton from Nelly and went upstairs when he hangs him over the banister and threatens to break the child’s neck. It may be possible that he loved and adored his new wife, and even had her take part in his cruelty towards Heathcliff. But after Heathcliff throws hot applesauce at Edgar after he criticizes his appearance, Hindley takes Heathcliff upstairs and locks him in the attic. Match. At some point, Hindley and his siblings fell ill with the measles. Description. Hindley is described as having dark eyes and brown hair. (1771, aged 14) The former was a boy of fourteen, but when he drew out what had been a fiddle, crushed to morsels in the great-coat, he blubbered aloud …, (1777, aged 20) He had grown sparer, and lost his colour, and spoke and dressed quite differently …, (1778 onwards, aged 21) He neither wept nor prayed; he cursed and defied: execrated God and man, and gave himself up to reckless dissipation. Right from the start, Hindley doesn’t like Heathcliff, and that hatred never abates throughout the novel. One time, Hindley and Heathcliff received two young horses from their father. He was once loved and spoiled by him until Mr. Earnshaw adopts Heathcliff and loves him more instead of Hindley. She is bleeding from a knife wound to the head, brought on by her own taunts to Heathcliff that he murdered Catherine. 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