Hareton Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights: Description, Character Analysis & Quotes


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When we first meet Hareton Earnshaw at the beginning of Wuthering Heights, he's assumed to be a servant. What makes it seem like he's something more?

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1. Why does Heathcliff hate Hareton so much over the course of Wuthering Heights?

2. In Wuthering Heights, Hareton Earnshaw's family resemblance to _____ causes Heathcliff a huge amount of rage and sadness.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz and worksheet you must be aware of the different relationships Hareton has with characters in Wuthering Heights. You must also be familiar with his characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments test knowledge of:

  • Heathcliff's hate for Hareton
  • The cause of Heathcliff's rage and sadness
  • Imagery that indicates Hareton's relationship with Cathy

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify why Hareton Earnshaw seems to be more than a servant at the beginning of Wuthering Heights
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from a lesson on Wuthering Heights
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the character who changes Hareton for the better

Additional Learning

Learn more about the text Wuthering Heights by completing the lesson titled Hareton Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights: Description, Character, Analysis & Quotes. The objectives covered include:

  • Understand how Heathcliff sees Hindley
  • Review Cathy's background
  • Know the significance of important quotes from the text