The short story displays a vital moment of Lady Capulet, the mother who is married at a young age and the wife of Capulet. I change her name to Angelica, as Shakespeare mentioned this name in his script. The story demonstrates the encounter of Lord Capulet and Lady Capulet. Which the mighty noble, Lord Capulet helped her when she was in a dilemma.
I choose some techniques to connect young Lady Capulet’s personality and her experience in life. Foreshadow, I give hints about Lady Capulet’s experience and relation to the reason why Lady Capulet want her daughter to marry the wealthy Paris.
“In the light that painted Angelica’s skin so warmly,” I utilize personification, creating a more interesting story-telling, and helping the reader to imagine the scenery. Characterization, this technique is to show the true color of Lady Capulet, and I adapt it to build her into a unique character. I am using third person’s perspective to descript the story. This perspective is allowing me to play more with the settings and descriptions.
All in all, Shakespeare’s language is seldom appearing in the short story, even the settings are in the 16th Century. It is a combination of the contemporary and the old.
The Lady Capulet
In the year of 1584, the moon hung up on the mountains, and a family was living in a house on top of one. Although the family was poor, the daughter of the family was a precious gem.
The girl sat on a chair, drawing her favorite portraits. Later, her mother knocked on the door and demanded, “Angelica, come down to meet us. We have a guest.” As the sound of her mother’s slippers faded away, Angelica turned off the lights and stared out the windows. She heaved a sigh and went downstairs.
At the table, a boy sat with Angelica’s parents. He was wearing brown knee-length tunics and a pair of ankle-height shoes. Another peasant, Angelica thought. Before her mother could introduce the boy, Angelica announced, “Our family still have lots of debt that needs to be paid. Alliance with a family in miserable poverty will drag us down.” Those words carried the truth, and they struck out the colors of the day. Thicker than the unnecessary tension in the atmosphere, a heavy silence settled over the dinner table. The parents were upset, so she decided to move to live in town.
Grey carpeted the sky entirely, even the lights shone dimly into the twilight. Angelica strolled down the street. In her pockets, she held a few pence that could only afford some cabbage. The night air made her shivered. Down the road, droplets of rain rhymed with her single steps. Suddenly, rough footsteps broke the silence. It became faster and faster. A force pulled Angelica from behind and dragged her to a side of the road. She struggled, tried to use her feeble voice to call out for help.
The six-feet-tall man searched through Angelica pockets and laughed, “Ay! Found some treasure, though, why is it only a few pence? Where is all your money? Tell me!” His face turned red after he noticed the amount.
“That’s all I have, sir! Please take them all and leave me alone,” Angelica cried desperately.
“No way! Tell me, where are …”
Before the man could finish his sentence, a firm voice interrupted, “Stop! In the name of Lord Capulet, I command you to stop! You are an adult who is stealing money from a young lady. How disgraceful!” Knights surrounded and arrested the thief. Lord Capulet hopped off his horse and rushed to hold up Angelica.
He filled up his eyes with worries. Gently, he asked, “Did you get hurt?”
“I am fine, thank you,” Angelica answered.
They got up. Facing the knights, Lord Capulet ordered, “take him away. He needs punishments.” They took the thief away. Meanwhile, Lord Capulet brought Angelica into his mansion.
“What’s your name?” Asked, Lord Capulet.
“Angelica,” she answered.
“Excuse me if I am rude, but where do you live?”
“I am away from my house, because of some issues.”
“Do your parents know that you’re moving away?”
“Yes, sir,” Angelica answered softly.
Lord Capulet confirmed, “It was a dangerous journey. Well, I guess you can live here before you found a peaceful neighborhood.”
They greeted goodnight.
In the light that painted Angelica’s skin so warmly, she woke up. A servant of the Capulet knocked on the door and whispered, “Miss Angelica, it’s time for breakfast. Your new dress is on the stool. Please come out when you’re ready, I’ll lead you to the dining table!”
At the table, Lord Capulet greeted, “Good morning!”
“Good morning, sir.” Angelica had never felt this warmth before, in anywhere. They chatted. Afterward, he gave Angelica a tour of his mansion.
Spending time together, the two loneliest human-beings founded their soulmates. In a second of a moment, their eyes met. Her eyes shined brighter than diamonds, with blue creeping in around the edges as if it was trying to take over everything. As Lord Capulet looked into her eyes, she could feel them searching deep into her soul. Her well-structured features also made his heart flutter. The moment lasted longer than a century, and from that moment on, Angelica knew that she would become the lady Capulet.