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What was the ethnicity of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights?

TL;DR: Heathcliff’s ethnicity is ambiguous. To the other characters, his appearance strikes them as foreign, but they cannot say with any certainty where he appears to be from. Mr Earnshaw’s ...
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Complicated name features in Wuthering Heights

I think that the question exaggerates the amount of confusion over the names in Wuthering Heights. The convention of the place and period is that women took their surname from their father, and then ...
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Paragraph from Wuthering Heights: "Yesterday afternoon set in misty and cold..."

In Standard American English, the word dinner has come to mean the meal eaten in the evening, or at night. Previously - and still in some dialects of English - dinner had this meaning: dinner noun 1 ...
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What was the ethnicity of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights?

Heathcliff's precise ethnicity is still open to debate. In the mid-nineteenth century, the term "gypsy" could refer to a Romani individual, or it could more be used to describe someone who ...

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