Misleading as the name is, it must first be explained that Wuthering Heights is not, in fact, a mountain or a craggy hill. It is the name of a house, a house Catherine and Heathcliff grew up in.
Heathcliff was brought into the Earnshaw household by Mr. Earnshaw himself on one of his journeys. A gypsy boy, Heathcliffs mannerisms were peculiarly impassive, not so much out of fear or gentleness as of hardness. Throughout the novel, it is Heathcliff`s character that is most intriguing.