Wuthering Heights - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21 Summary

Cathy is very sad when she realizes that Linton has left. Ellen knows the housekeeper who is employed at Wuthering Heights and so she is able to get information concerning Linton. He is still a sick, weak boy and not a very grateful patient. His nature is to complain. Heathcliff dislikes the boy.

On Cathy's sixteenth birthday she and Ellen go for a long walk. Cathy runs ahead and before Ellen can catch up with her she has run into Heathcliff who has mistaken her for a poacher. Heathcliff convinces Cathy that he has someone he wants her to see, someone she has already met. Cathy insists that she go and Ellen has no choice but to follow.

Cathy is surprised to discover that Heathcliff is Linton's father. She questions the fact that neither Edgar nor Ellen had allowed her to see Linton when he had lived...

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