Homeroom # 426
English Honors I
Dear Prince Escalus,
You are the Prince of Verona; you are the peacemaker of the feuding families. Romeo, the son and heir of Montague and Lady Montague, a young man of about sixteen, Romeo is handsome, intelligent, and sensitive. Romeo has been banished for killing Tybalt, which I don’t agree with. I believe that if you banish Romeo, it will hurt the city of Verona in ways you don’t understand. It is not fair to Romeo because he didn’t do anything wrong, and Romeo has just married Juliet, a Capulet—which might mean the end of the family feuds. In this letter I intend to prove that Romeo is innocent and he should not be banished.
You are the master of city of Verona, where the news is spreading of Romeo’s banishment. The people of Verona are shocked and confused. They don’t understand why Romeo is being banished for defending the death of his friend. And the other half of the town is confused because they think Romeo should be banished for the deaths of both Tybalt and Mercutio. However, Romeo did not kill Mercutio. Prince Escalus, your choice for banishing Romeo is not appropriate for the city of Verona because it would just generate more conflict.
You shouldn’t banish Romeo because it is not fair to him; Romeo was just defending his friend Mercutio. Tybalt actually started this conflict when he attacked Mercutio and then ended up killing Mercutio. Tybalt wanted to fight Romeo and he would have killed him but Romeo has great friends like Mercutio who are loyal. After Mercutio lost his life by defending Romeo, Romeo decided that he is not going to let Tybalt get away with murder of an innocent person. So it doesn’t seem fair to banish Romeo, and he did you a favor by killing Tybalt, because later you would have had to done the same thing.
Romeo also has fallen in love with Juliet, the children of rival families, against both of...
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