In Wuthering Heights, what do the names of the characters (Heathcliff, Lockwood) and names of the families (Earnshaw, Linton) symbolize?

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Heathcliff:  The English heath moors were considered a wild, haunted, unforgivable and untamable landscape, and that fits very well with Heathcliff's character.

Lockwood:  one of the two narrators of the book, he is a different take on the story.  He has a very skewed persepective, and "several...

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