How is Hareton described in Wuthering Heights?

Description. Hareton is a broad-shouldered, strong man, with dark hair. Isabella Linton says that he has “a look of Catherine [Earnshaw] in his eyes”, and indeed he and Catherine (Earnshaw) Linton both have the dark brown “Earnshaw eyes”.

Did Heathcliff like Hareton?

Heathcliff is “the one friend he has in the world” (Brontë 193). Likewise, Heathcliff says that he “covets” Hareton “twenty times a day,” “despite his degredation” (Brontë 192). He says that “[he’d] have loved the lad had he been someone else,” that is, not the son of his enemy (Brontë 192).

What is the relationship between Heathcliff and Hareton?

The son of Hindley and Frances Earnshaw, Hareton is Catherine’s nephew. After Hindley’s death, Heathcliff assumes custody of Hareton, and raises him as an uneducated field worker, just as Hindley had done to Heathcliff himself. Thus Heathcliff uses Hareton to seek revenge on Hindley.

Why did Hareton like Heathcliff?

Hareton understands Heathcliff, because his own experience has allowed him to view the world from Heathcliff’s position. Hareton in the end shows the power of love and kindness and defeats hate and vengeance. Heathcliff teaches him to swear, does not educate him properly and treats him like a servant.

Why does Heathcliff feel an affection for Hareton?

Why does Heathcliff feel an affection for Hareton? Hareton is the son Heathcliff wanted. He is strong, wild and full of spirit, unlike sickly Linton.

Does Cathy love Hareton?

She is the daughter of Edgar Linton and Catherine Earnshaw. Despite Heathcliff’s attempts at exacting revenge on her for the indiscretions of her family, she eventually marries her true love, Hareton Earnshaw. In this way, she establishes equilibrium back in the story.

How are Heathcliff and Hareton different?

Unlike Heathcliff, Hareton never thought of having revenge. No matter how Cathy hurts him, he tries to suppress, at most talks back at her, no retribution is acted. He treats Heathcliff like a father, not keeping in mind of Heathcliff’s unfeeling towards him.

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