‘Hareton Earnshaw.’

Category: Writing & Reading | Type: Historical | Title: Wuthering Heights (in Context) | Author: Emily Brontë | Ch: Chapter I

Earnshaw was the name of a servant at Law Hill, the school in Halifax where Emily Brontë taught for some six months in 1837. She drew eclectically on familiar details though not in a way that clarifies the novel.

More important is the first name, Hareton. As with Hindley Earnshaw, whom we'll soon meet, the first name evokes the animal world, with which Wuthering Heights is in close contact.  

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