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Romeo and Juliet, a modern version.

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Romeo and Juliet, a modern version This is the story of two young lovers named Mohammed Fatah and Julia Smith. Mohammed was the only son of a Muslim sheik who owned many oilfields in Iran, while Julia was the daughter of a powerful oil-mining tycoon. The Fatah's and Smith's had been enemies as long as anyone could remember. If they happened to meet in the desert, they often fought. The sounds of gunfire would echo across the deserts almost daily. Through the years, many employees and family members had died at the hands of the other. One day, the Smith's company held a great party in the desert. Sheiks, tycoons, politicians and all the rich influential people from all over the world had been invited, except of course, the Fatahs. However, Mohammed Fatah and his friends went to the party, wearing thick turbans to avoid being pushed out by bouncers. ...read more.


However, the next day, Julia's trigger-happy brother, John, encounters Mohammed in the desert. John had noticed Mohammed in disguise at the party last night, which he sworn revenge on Mohammed. Mohammed did not wish to fight, but there was no holding the furious John back. In the duel between them, John was killed with a single bullet in the head. Mohammed, charged with murder under Islamic law, is exiled. Julia, in another dilemma, asks the priest for advice. The priest gives her a potion which would allow her to fake her death, so she could escape with Mohammed. Mohammed, thinking Julia is dead rushes back to her "tomb," where she is "buried." Entering the tomb, he sees Julia's body and kills himself because he cannot live a life without his Julia. With his pistol, an extra body now rested in the tomb. A minute later, Julia awoke. Discovering the body of her Mohammed next to her, she, too, decides to suicide. ...read more.


Even if the Friar had been present, the deaths of Romeo and Juliet were voluntary. The Friar would not have been able to stop their double suicides. As he contacted authorities, the Friar gave himself up and willingly accepted punishment. This pious monk is obviously very honest and obviously could be guilty of causing Romeo and Juliet's death. On the charge of possesion of illegal drugs, the Friar is also innocent. The substance which he gave to Juliet is known as Devil's Sleep (Doxychlore Huxon) has returned from forensics testings. Although this drug contains small amounts of heroin and marijauna, these amounts are safely within legal limits. The friar cannot be charged with substance abuse. May I point out that the substance mentioned above was not abused by the friar. It was used by Juliet with the Friar's consent. Therefore, neither the Friar nor Juliet can be charged witrh substances abuse. Therefore, with my above arguments, it is clear that my client, Friar Laurence should be cleared of all all charges against him. ...read more.

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