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Romeo's letter to his father - Romeo and Juliet.

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Introduction

Dear Father, As you read my last words to yourself I am lying dead not because of a sword wound but because of a broken heart. Confusion and puzzle must be swarming through your head like a beehive but as you come to the last word of this letter you should hopefully understand and forgive me. I received an invitation that invited me to my only foes mansion but I met my only true love there. Rosaline was the one that I thought had my heart but my thoughts were deceived and my eyes saw the truth. As I gazed through my mask I saw her. I asked myself 'Did my heart love till now?' only about a quarter of an hour later I knew the answer to this question. I asked for a kiss and was denied at first. When going to kiss I said thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purged. Our lips touched and my heart throbbed I pleaded 'Give me my sin again.' As I requested she did. A women interrupted our moment and told Juliet that her 'mother craves a word' with her. 'What is her mother?' I asked with curiosity and the answer that I got was like a sharp pain through my heart. A Capulet I asked myself how can this be? 'my life is my foe's debt' A Capulet or not I had to go and see my lady again and see I did. ...read more.

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Good Mercutio! Without my knowledge Tybalt thrusted his sword underneath my arm and came in contact with Mercutio. Being such a fool I laughed at my friend as he screamed 'Go, villain, fetch a surgeon.' Always playing the fool we did not take him serious. I was looking into his shocked dark eyes as he passed away in my arms. Such anger and emotion surged through me at such a rush that my mind was a blare. Running as fast as my legs could carry me I hunted down Tybalt. Grasping my sword in my hand with such a grip that no man could have of opened. Faster and faster we fought, Tybalt using his swordsmanship, me using my pure anger and aggression in order to defeat him. Defeat I did. He fell to the ground and Benvolio warned me to depart, which I did. With Tybalt's blood upon my hands, I fled with relief but also with guilt. Guilt, something that I should have not felt, I should have felt success but guilt still overcame me. For my actions were wrong my mind was right at the time. Murder is a sin and for that sin I paid my price. Banishment was the price I paid and it was a very high price and the question that I asked myself was, was it worth it, killing Tybalt to avenge Mercutio the answer I found was no. Banishment is such a strong word and does stand up to its name. ...read more.

Conclusion

I would go to the nearest apothecary and purchase a deadly poison. Arriving at the tomb I set my eyes on Paris. Explaining why I was there, he then had the cheek to deny me my will of going to see Juliet. I fought him, with rage and anger rushing through my body. He did not even have the right to deny me of my love for Juliet. As he lay on the ground he pleaded for one last request. A request to which I complied. He asked me to lay his body next to Juliet's. I entered the dark cold tomb. Juliet still looked fresh as she lay there in all her beauty. Her moist lips from which I had kissed not so long ago. My heart burned of despair, as I looked at my Juliet, love filled me once again. She seemed to be in peaceful sleep with her beauty still awake, that over whelming beauty of her shocked me. She possessed the looks of a goddess, a heart of pure and gold, her skin was as smooth as the finest silk that could be produced. Her lips were perfectly shaped and although not open her eyes still seemed to have a glow of happiness to them. Father what I have told you is the honest truth. I did not mean to make you and mother sad or angry I just tried to please my heart. I did what was best for myself and by doing this I had to disobey you. I hope you can forgive my sins. Yours lovingly and faithfully Romeo Montague ...read more.

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This piece shows a good understanding of Romeo and the events that occur in the play. The language is generally good, although at times it is a little predictable and cliched so try to aim for a more individual style. 4 stars

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