Hareton Earnshaw; Parentage in Wuthering Heights
Author: Seheltens, Maartje
Source: Bronte Society Transactions: The Journal of Bronte Studies, Volume 23, Number 2, October 1998 , pp. 136-141(6)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:This essay examines the role of Hareton Earnshaw as pivotal to the structure of the novel. Through his resemblance to Catherine and his adoption by Heathcliff he symbolically becomes their 'son', and unites the characters at the very end of the book. The network of resemblance and echoing reinforces the impact of the figure of Hareton on the other characters, even though he tends to be overlooked as a minor character.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1998-10-01