Joseph: Character Analysis in Wuthering Heights

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      Joseph is the sour-tempered servant at Wuthering Heights who later becomes the caretaker of the place. He is a pious, but narrow-minded hypocrite—always mouthing texts but showing no real Christian charity.

Symbolic of the Inhospitality and Roughness of the Moors

       is superstitious and bad-tempered and hates others to be happy. He is grim and unfriendly throughout the novel and he has very strong likes and dislikes. Nelly calls Joseph, "the wearisome and self-righteous Pharisee that ever ransacked a Bible to rake the promises to himself and fling the curses to his neighbors."

      Nevertheless, he is faithful to the house of Earnshaw and behaves more like a member of the family than a servant.

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