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Construct an Alternative Epilogue to Romeo and Juliet, with relevant evaluation

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Construct an Alternative Epilogue for Romeo and Juliet, and comment on it providing an analysis of form, structure, language and characterisation Epilogue - Friar Lawrence's Admission Outside Friar Lawrence's Cell Enter FRIAR LAWRENCE: FRIAR LAWRENCE: Now, at my blood-marked feet, two bodies lies, And as their death revealed; the streaking sky Condemns me, as I brought this young love's bane. Although their love shall never stand to wane Like the golden moon that lurks astray. Each time I pray to God, he turns away From my life, my soul, my everlasting plea For him to let me go, to let me free I must reveal my role in these two ends To those of whom I need to make amends. A letter did I sent, to these childs' line Who bred, and raised two children so divine Enter CAPULET, LADY CAPULET and MONTAGUE CAPULET: By whose order was I called to come henceforth, For my daughter has just left this wordly plane. I do not wish to linger here too long So, father, haste, in what's your will to say. FRIAR: I give you divine blessings all this day It was I who called you to my solemn cell To discuss the doom that to your children fell. MONTAGUE: I give thee; Romeo would not sin so foul Such treachery against his family name; 'Tis a Capulet who sits opposing me My boy hates all that share that deadly line. ...read more.


With looking back, I wish it happened not. But what is done is done, and what is lost is lost. CAPULET: You tell me this, and tell you that I must Forgive you, for longing for our peace. But my daughter loved me, and heard my words in awe. She would marry, and not a poison take, For Paris is her man, not Romeo, You killed my girl, and killed my boy And now, although to God I'd pay a debt, To God, you'll go, to God I must regret. LADY CAPULET: My man, I beg you, do not be so rash, Think, and then act, but first think of your life. Juliet gave up her life so we could live in peace. CAPULET: Old man, I am sorry for what I said I'd do, But not the words that I had said to you. You lied, but though your tale seems so false, You tell what I want to know - FRIAR: - If you Do not admire the words I say, Then go, and to come here I must you forbay Anyone who insults God so hastily Must grovel for a place in Purgatory. CAPULET: Fine then, 'God', if you must take our place From Heaven, we can ne'er live in your grace. ...read more.


"although to God I'd pay a debt, to God, you'll go." The other major theme of the play I have attempted to incorporate in my scene is the theme of love, as I have shown by the imagery of the flower: "A flowering blossom so dear." Other themes I could've chosen are the generic themes of a tragedy, a major play type in Shakespearean times. I did choose to represent the order, into disorder, then a tragic event repeating the order at the beginning. The beginning of the play starts in an orderly manner, and then Capulet displays disorder onto the play, before it re-emerging into order when the tragic event occurs: Exeunt CAPULET [...] When I was deciding the location for the scene, I thought that I would use the location for the first appearance of the Friar, for dramatic irony. The Friar was there, and that is when things started to turn into disorder, and I have used this scene to conflict with this, as the society finally finishes solving the predicament that the Friar started in Act 2 Scene 3. When showing this scene, I would cast it in the evening, because the evening is the closing of the day, and this section shows the closing of all the problems of the play, the definitive resolution. 1 Christian Bible, Old Testament. Exodus 20:12 ...read more.

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