New Ending For Romeo And Juliet Essay

New Ending For Romeo And Juliet Essay, Research Paper

New Ending

Act V, Scene III

Verona. A churchyard; the monument of the Capulets. Enter Romeo and Paris.

Paris

This is that banished haughty Montague,

That murdered my love?s cousin, with which grief

It is supposed that fair creature died,

And here is come to do some villainous shame

To the dead bodies. I will apprehend him.

Stop thy unhallowed toil vile Montague.

Can vengance be pursued further than death?

Condemned villian, I do apprehend thee.

Obey and go with me, for thou must die.

Romeo

I must indeed, and therefor came I hither,

Good gentle youth, tempt not a desperate man

For thou nor any man shall prevent me from being with my love tonight,

Put not another sin upon my head

By urging me to fury. O be gone

For I shall know not what I do but rather do what I must

A madman?s mercy bid thee, run away.

Paris

I defy thee!

For thou hast done my love great injustice.

Romeo

Her love is mine!

Your love she shall never be!

[they fight]

[Paris is slain]

Romeo

Forgive me good sir

For again, I know not what I do

Inside the tomb of Capulet

Romeo

O Fair Juliet why must thou torture me so

For even in death thy beauty is paralleled only by the stars in the sky.

O Lord what great injustice hast thou done to thee

For my love is gone

And no greater crime against me can thou think of.

Tis our familes? to blame

Not us.

For they are blinded by tradition and driven by hatred.

O but it matters not.

Soon shall I be with thee and soon shall I once again be merry,

For to live forth be not true life but hell.

Only is life with thee heaven.

And alas,

A choice have I,

Heaven, or Hell?

Ha! you must be jest, a question for the fools is this.

Heaven is thine choice!

Fair Juliet, as this vile poison shall pass through thine lips,

I think not of death, but light, of heavenly divine

That shall greeteth me once I have gone

And her name be Juliet.

[Romeo brings poison to his lips]

Juliet

Halt!

Gentle Romeo, the lord call you not.

For the death that hast become me, be no more than a mask that I wear

Romeo

Can it be true?

Fair Juliet lives?

O thank the lord!

A love as great as thine can not be grasped even by Deaths icy hand!

For it looks death in the face and laughs!

Juliet

O Dear love

Tis true this occasion is a merry one

Yet I fear happiness be here not.

Hark, something yonder is astir

[enter Friar Laurence]

Friar Laurence

O Thank the heavens a thousand fold

For it twas the worst that I feared for thee

Lucky are you the lord be by your side

But haste must be made both houses of Capulet and Montague come hither

And joining them be none other than Prince.

I bid thee, flee from this place of death

For this godforsaken city bring thee no justice nor righteousness,

Fashioned were the walls of Verona to house the devil?s minions

And that it does.

And so begone or thou shalt meet thy fate!

Juliet

Dear Friar the lord himself be in you

So good a man deserve not be in such a place as you speak of

So pray I for thee to one day be amongst men of eqaul greatness

And so Farewell good man

Pray I our paths will cross in better days

[exit Romeo and Juliet]

[enter Prince, Capulet, and Montague]

Prince

Good Friar,

Mistaken am I to say you know of the events taken place

In this house of death

Friar Laurence

Before thou can know that of the present

Thou shalt learn that of the past

Romeo be husband to her Juliet

Married them I did, and yet their secret wedding day

Was also Tybalt?s doomsday.

And faithful wife Juliet be was to wed to County Paris

And then with incredible sorrow,

Thou bid me devise some mean to rid

Her of this second marriage

Or slay herself immediately say she.

A sleeping potion of thine own creation

Was to be her relief

Though I writ to Romeo biding him to come hither

To awake the sleeping Juliet this night,

Fail did he to receive it.

So upon receiving my own letter back I rushed hither

To prevent the worst from occuring.

Prince

And what be of Romeo now?

Capulet

And what be of Juliet, her body lay, did she wake?

Friar Laurence

Slain be them both

Montague

And by who?s hand?

Friar Laurence

Pass Paris?s body did you not?

Prince

We did

Friar Laurence

As Romeo arrived to see his departed love

Followed he was by Paris whom was extremely angered

At Romeos presence at his fiance?s grave

Challenged Romeo to a duel

As fighting began Juliet rushed to stop it the blade of Paris delivered a death blow To fair Juliet instead of Romeo

Enraged at the loss of his love Romeo Slew Paris then turned

The blade to heart of his own and ran himself through.

Paris

And where be the bodies of Juliet and Romeo?

Friar Laurence

Buried, yonder

Beneath those tress, Together be they, in death and in life.

Prince

Capulet, Montague

See what a scourge is laid upon your hate

The heavens find means to kill your joys with love

All are punished!

Capulet

O brother Montague,

Forgivith thou for all the injustices I hasth done to you

And to all Montagues alike

Montague

And dear Capulet

Realized have I the error in my ways

Punishment of any kind be fit for the behavoir such as that

That has been displayed between the twain of our houses

Prince

Go hence then, to have more talk of these sad things,

Some shall be pardoned and some shall be punished

For never was a story of more woe

Than this of Juliet, and her Romeo