New EndingAct V, Scene IIIVerona. A churchyard; the monument of the Capulets. Enter Romeo and Paris. ParisThis is that banished haughty Montague,That murdered my loves cousin, with which griefIt is supposed that fair creature died,And here is come to do some villainous shameTo the dead bodies. I will apprehend him. Stop thy unhallowed toil vile Montague.
Can vengance be pursued further than death?Condemned villian, I do apprehend thee. Obey and go with me, for thou must die. RomeoI must indeed, and therefor came I hither,Good gentle youth, tempt not a desperate manFor thou nor any man shall prevent me from being with my love tonight,Put not another sin upon my head By urging me to fury. O be goneFor I shall know not what I do but rather do what I mustA madmans mercy bid thee, run away. ParisI defy thee! For thou hast done my love great injustice.Order now
RomeoHer love is mine!Your love she shall never be! they fightParis is slainRomeoForgive me good sirFor again, I know not what I doInside the tomb of CapuletRomeoO Fair Juliet why must thou torture me soFor even in death thy beauty is paralleled only by the stars in the sky. O Lord what great injustice hast thou done to theeFor my love is goneAnd no greater crime against me can thou think of. Tis our familes to blameNot us. For they are blinded by tradition and driven by hatred. O but it matters not.
Soon shall I be with thee and soon shall I once again be merry,For to live forth be not true life but hell. Only is life with thee heaven. And alas,A choice have I,Heaven, or Hell?Ha! you must be jest, a question for the fools is this. Heaven is thine choice!Fair Juliet, as this vile poison shall pass through thine lips,I think not of death, but light, of heavenly divineThat shall greeteth me once I have goneAnd her name be Juliet. Romeo brings poison to his lipsJulietHalt!Gentle Romeo, the lord call you not.
For the death that hast become me, be no more than a mask that I wearRomeoCan it be true?Fair Juliet lives?O thank the lord! A love as great as thine can not be grasped even by Deaths icy hand!For it looks death in the face and laughs!JulietO Dear loveTis true this occasion is a merry oneYet I fear happiness be here not. Hark, something yonder is astir enter Friar LaurenceFriar LaurenceO Thank the heavens a thousand foldFor it twas the worst that I feared for theeLucky are you the lord be by your sideBut haste must be made both houses of Capulet and Montague come hitherAnd joining them be none other than Prince. I bid thee, flee from this place of deathFor this godforsaken city bring thee no justice nor righteousness, Fashioned were the walls of Verona to house the devils minionsAnd that it does.And so begone or thou shalt meet thy fate!JulietDear Friar the lord himself be in youSo good a man deserve not be in such a place as you speak ofSo pray I for thee to one day be amongst men of eqaul greatnessAnd so Farewell good manPray I our paths will cross in better daysexit Romeo and Julietenter Prince, Capulet, and MontaguePrinceGood Friar, Mistaken am I to say you know of the events taken place In this house of deathFriar LaurenceBefore thou can know that of the presentThou shalt learn that of the pastRomeo be husband to her JulietMarried them I did, and yet their secret wedding dayWas also Tybalts doomsday.And faithful wife Juliet be was to wed to County ParisAnd then with incredible sorrow, Thou bid me devise some mean to rid Her of this second marriageOr slay herself immediately say she.A sleeping potion of thine own creation Was to be her reliefThough I writ to Romeo biding him to come hither To awake the sleeping Juliet this night,Fail did he to receive it.So upon receiving my own letter back I rushed hither To prevent the worst from occuring.PrinceAnd what be of Romeo now?CapuletAnd what be of Juliet, her body lay, did she wake?Friar LaurenceSlain be them bothMontagueAnd by whos hand?Friar LaurencePass Pariss body did you not?PrinceWe didFriar LaurenceAs Romeo arrived to see his departed loveFollowed he was by Paris whom was extremely angered At Romeos presence at his fiances graveChallenged Romeo to a duelAs fighting began Juliet rushed to stop it the blade of Paris delivered a death blow To fair Juliet instead of RomeoEnraged at the loss of his love Romeo Slew Paris then turned The blade to heart of his own and ran himself through.ParisAnd where be the bodies of Juliet and Romeo?Friar LaurenceBuried, yonderBeneath those tress, Together be they, in death and in life.PrinceCapulet, MontagueSee what a scourge is laid upon your hateThe heavens find means to kill your joys with loveAll are punished!CapuletO brother Montague,Forgivith thou for all the injustices I hasth done to you And to all Montagues alikeMontagueAnd dear Capulet Realized have I the error in my waysPunishment of any kind be fit for the behavoir such as thatThat has been displayed between the twain of our housesPrinceGo hence then, to have more talk of these sad things,Some shall be pardoned and some shall be punishedFor never was a story of more woeThan this of Juliet, and her RomeoShakespeare Essays