In the short story, Repentance, the story created by myself, I explore the Nurse’s personality and thoughts about Romeo and Juliet’s death and love by using first person narrative. The character, Nurse, is quite hard to understand and doesn’t really express her personality much than others do, so that’s why I used first person here. After Romeo and Juliet’s tragically young death, the Nurse, the servant for Juliet, is now recalling the memory from the past few days.
To portray Juliet’s smile and happiness when she was with Romeo, I used the simile: chandelier hanging there was so fetching and enchanting like Juliet’s smile. Moreover, their pure love was reflected by using metaphor: a glass of transparent water is Romeo and Juliet’s pure and virtuous love. However, here, I added description for the glass, on the edge of the table, which shows that their love is in danger and quite hard to manage the problem.
By depicting her style of talking, I show that she is repenting, utilizing pathos. To set the setting in the story, I also mentioned that the furious winter came and the funeral was held. In addition, here, the furious winter symbolizes the anger from Romeo and Juliet. Furthermore, as the time past, the Nurse became more and more independent about her idea; she was holding the glass of the transparent and clear water, which symbolizes the pure love between Romeo and Juliet, and her action alludes that she will save them from the danger.
To characterize the Nurse well, I tried to use the Shakespearean language. “Thank thee so much for your consideration, here is my unworthiest hand ever,” shows how humble she is. “assuring by my maidenhead at twelve year old,” portrays her humorous sense. I utilized personification of the footsteps for portraying Nurse’s characteristics.
On this Saturday, which was the day after Romeo and Juliet’s death, the furious and freezing weather came, while the Capulets and the Montagues held the funeral to wish them to continue their pure and unstoppable love. Many important people, including family from both side, the officials and the prince, attended the funeral to honor them, and I also accompanied Lady Capulet to the funeral.
When I entered the funeral, I at first thought I’m attending wedding ceremony, since the place for funeral was so well-decorated and the chandelier hanging there was so fetching and enchanting like Juliet’s smile. A transparent glass of pure water on the edge of the uneven table is Romeo and Juliet’s innocent and virtuous love.
Before the funeral started, Prince came in and asked me stealthy, “Hello, I am Prince and could you please tell me what happened between that innocent couple specifically?
I greeted and refused his request gently, “Hello, sir, I’m the nurse, having very limited free-time. I’m so sorry, but I don’t hope to recall that incident again from my mind.”
“As a prince, I must know what’s going on in my area, at least briefly,” he appealed.
“I appreciate thee’s attention. They did have hard time within their love and broke my heart as already.”
“If you knew the fact that they love each other, then thee was able to support that love, wasn’t thee?” he basically suspected me.
“Exactly, but because I’m the servant to both of them, the Lady Capulet and my dear Juliet and so, I was trying the impossible thing, to relieve every single person, leading towards their tragic conclusion, which makes me to repent for my actions. I also had a hard time, being obedient and frank to all, assuring by my maidenhead at twelve year old. Unlike me, Juliet was young and pure, therefore, I hope she could have all roses with Romeo and live happier and cheerfully than any others did.”
“I understood what you’re saying. I’m so sorry, I apologize that my question was so rude and straightforward,” the prince looked deeply impressed and moved from my words.
“No problem sir, thank thee so much for thoughtfulness, here is my unworthiest hand ever,” I requested to shake the hands.
My footsteps, going back the funeral to pray, were delighted and satisfied and it made me feel lightness and jolliness, too.
“Nurse. Where is Nurse?” called the Lady Capulet, right after the Prince passed by to pray for them.
“I’m going madam,” I said loudly. However, as I looked at the Lady Capulet, I couldn’t stop to think about them, since I treated their love as temporary and no more or no less than the physical relationship at first. I should have been on Juliet’s side and supported her.
I pondered about their death again, and felt so sorry to both Romeo and Juliet about my inability which limited to manage the problem. I should have kept and delayed the notification about her fake death for a while, for more, since Romeo arrived when Juliet didn’t wake up yet, which shows that if I delayed more time there, then they could have met each other, not misapprehending and left us two innocent deaths. Furthermore, I could tell from his face and actions that Romeo really loved and cherished you, Juliet. While leaving the funeral, I held the glass of the water on the edge of the table; maybe I was badly need in water.
My cheerful eyes turned into sorrowful eyes and grieved at their death again and shouted out loudly to the air, “For god’s sake, forgive me please Juliet and Romeo.”