short story

       Romeo & Rosaline

        In the family party that held by Montague family, Romeo is being occupied with nothing, he sat at the corner of the room, having the meal alone, observing the people that are dancing in the center of the hall. Suddenly his eyes stuck on a girl, the angel-like girl, dancing elegantly. Romeo can’t resist that beautiful lure, he couldn’t help himself from looking at her. He was eager to say hello to her, but he was a little shy. He hesitated for a while. Finally, he stood up and walked towards the girl. “Hello there, Hmm, what’s your name?” Romeo asked gently. The girl stopped dancing, she turns to Romeo and said: “I’m Rosaline. Who are you anyway?” “Romeo,” Romeo answered. “I…” Romeo wanted to ask the next question, but he stopped, he felt that he’s not confident enough to ask that question. “I… have a little request…um…could I dance with you?” Romeo finally spills that question out. Rosaline thought for a while, Romeo was so excited that time, he thought “please say yes, please say yes…” But then Rosaline answered the answer that Romeo didn’t want to hear and with a bit anger: “No, Not at all! I don’t even understand you, why should I do that stupid thing! Besides, I don’t like you even a bit!” Romeo has been silenced, his heart is broken, like a bird that flying lonely, he never felts so alone, even more so than when he sat in the corner and being occupied with nothing. He left Rosaline, with sadness, disappointment, and worries.

Rationale

        This short story tells about what happens when Romeo met Rosaline in a family party, and describes why Rosaline didn’t love Romeo. This short story has the literary device like metaphor, that used in sentence “the angel-like girl”, “like a bird flying lonely”. The script also uses a psychology, in the sentence “Romeo wanted to ask the next question, but he stopped, he felt that he’s not confident enough to ask that question.”