Wuthering Heights

Hindley's death

What are the financial circumstances of Hindley's death and the consequences for Hareton?

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Hindley left no inheritance for his son, the family home had been mortgaged and unpaid.

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In that manner Hareton, who should now be the first gentleman in the neighbourhood, was reduced to a state of complete dependence on his father's inveterate enemy; and lives in his own house as a servant, deprived of the advantage of wages: quite unable to right himself, because of his friendlessness, and his ignorance that he has been wronged.


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