Yesterday after I got to hear the news of Romeo’s death, I was very shocked. I didn’t know him that well but it was still a big ‘boom’ to our society. I didn’t expect this to escalate how it did. The one child I cared for the most. She was almost like a daughter to me. No, she did feel like a daughter to me, she meant the world to me. I knew her since she was born, took care of her since. She was such a pure person. I never thought she would have done this. I’m truly devastated by our, or rather my loss. I saw her future being so good. She would have married, lived a long and great life, had children, tell her stories. Who would have known that I would outlive my most valued person in the whole of Verona?
I believe this was not only a lesson for us and the Montague’s, but also a sign to wake up. Life isn’t all about proving who is stronger and mightier, rather more about helping others, accepting our wants. We both lost a big part of our faction, getting it back is no longer possible. Acting up earlier would have changed things.
Thinking back, I did realize that Juliet was not truly in favor for her upcoming marriage, and she did disappear one day. Her long slumber was scary enough, it was as true as death as the loss of feeling, but this was something that made me feel like the reason for this event. She had one-handedly tricked me. From that once too beautiful and sweet young child to one that would act like a snake whenever she got the chance. I now understand her plot, what she really wanted. The way she acted before her wedding was unbelievably uncharacteristic for someone like her. Why did we have to go as far as this?
It has now been a week after our loved one’s deaths. The Capulet’s and the Montague’s have gathered together to mourn the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. They were both too young. Suicide is a sin, but suicide for someone else is something different. I believe this was an act of respect, something to show others that life isn’t all about getting over it, but rather doing something towards this. This is what we have done together. We, the Capulet’s and the Montague’s have gathered together to act on our mistakes, helped each other. Where one could not do something, the other would have helped. This to me feels better than accomplishing a task better than another and taking pride over it. Teamwork is crucial, without it we could stumble over another incident like this.
I have been introduced to the other people in the Montagues, they are surprisingly nice. Juliet must have felt this when meeting Romeo. ‘Tis unbelievable how brave she was!