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A diary entry written by juliet after romeo's banishment from Verona.

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A diary entry written by juliet after romeo's banishment from Verona.

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I am so angry my words cannot tell. Not just angry, upset as well and confused. I do not know what I shall do. After Romeo and I wed, I believed that eventually my love and I would be able to admit to my mother and father that we were wed yesterday afternoon, but now I can see that my hopes of this feud ending and my marriage being accepted will never come true.

Romeo hath fled to Mantua, after he slew Tybalt, he fled so as not to be himself slain, for Prince hath said if either Capulet or Montague disturb Verona's streets again " Your lives shall pay the forfeit of peace". I could not see the peace if both my coz Tybalt and my love Romeo were dead.

I thought that my father might accept my marriage because of his love for me, but he is so angry with me now that it is hard to tell if he even doth love me. He certainly would not accept Romeo now for he hath slain Tybalt. Tybalt's death is not the reason my father is angry. My mother came to tell me that she had joyful news. Hardly joyful for me, it just makes another complication for me. She announced that I was to marry Paris early next Thursday morn.

I cannot marry Paris for I am already wed to Romeo. I told my mother that " I will not marry yet; and, when I do, I swear, it shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris". I asked of her to inform my father but my father was near and she told me to tell him so myself. When I did my father was convinced that I was ungrateful. He named me young baggage, a disobedient wretch. He told me to get to church o'Thursday or never after look him in the face. How can I arrive in the holy church of Saint Peter on Thursday, when I am already wed to Romeo?

When I told Nurse of my troubles, she advised that I follow my family's wishes, marry Paris and forget Romeo, as if he were dead. Should I please my family, keep the peace and give up my love or should I follow my heart, admit my love for Romeo and cause my family to banish me and hate the Montague family...