Saturday, 4 July 2020

Heathcliff's epitaph - as imagined for the local newspaper

It was a very quiet burial.

Mr Heathcliff passed away and was buried next to Mrs Catherine Linton. Following his will, only Mr Hareton Earnshaw and Mrs Ellen Dean, the housekeeper, were present and there was no ceremony and no words from the Bible. No one knew about his detail, even his age, so only one word 'Heathcliff' was on the gravestone.

There were a lot of rumors about Heathcliff.

Mr Earnshaw brought a gipsy Heathcliff to Wuthering Heights from a street of Liverpool in 1770. He got along with Catherine very well and he was brought up like her good friend. But after Mr Earnshaw's death, he was treated like a servant and was punished by people in the Heights. He was getting miserable but proud and started hating the Earnshaw and the Linton. His cruelty and violence were from his sad upbringing and all his life was the revenge to two families.

Posted for Sayuri

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