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At the end of Wuthering Heights, what was the relationship between Cathy and Hareton and what were their future plans?

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In the final three chapters of Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, readers find out the resolution to the story. Lockwood returns to Thrushcross Grange later in the year after Linton's death and then goes to see Nelly at Wuthering Heights. There, he observes Cathy teaching Hareton how to read. The two young people appear to be very affectionate towards each other. Nelly recounts to Lockwood what has happened in the intervening period.

Nelly recounts how the friendship between Hareton and Cathy gradually developed as Heathcliff's health slowly deteriorated. She then describes how Heathcliff died and was buried near Catherine. With Heathcliff dead, Cathy and Hareton plan to marry New Year’s Day. They intend to move to Thrushcross Grange and leave Wuthering Heights under the care of the servant Joseph.

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Cathy and Hareton have fallen in love at the end of Wuthering Heights. Their relationship mirrors almost identically the love Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff once shared.

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