Balthazar (Romeo’s servant) is presenting a eulogy for Romeo
Why is it that, the violent passions of others, can result in the unwanted deaths of the innocent?
Why is it that, out of all of the noble citizens of Verona, two of the most innocent citizens, ever to have walked the streets of this renowned city, are lying before us today, looking the horrible face of death straight into its eyes?
It is completely understandable if you were unable to fully answer my previous questions, and please, do not feel shameful if you were unable to do so.
However, if those questions are to go unanswered, I believe it may be necessary for me to ask one final question: “Is it possible to appreciate and believe in true love within the walls of Verona, knowing all too well what the outcome was for the first two people who did so?” By reflecting upon this heartbreaking outcome for both late Master Romeo Montague and Lady Juliet Capulet, it is fair to believe that both he and she would want others, to be able to go forth and receive the will to love freely, knowing there are no consequences if they were to do so.
Capulets, Montagues, friends and family of the deceased and other fellow citizens of Verona, we are gathered here today to mourn the tragic loss of both Master Romeo and Lady Juliet. With all due respect to the Capulets, I shall only be speaking on Master Romeo’s behalf. This is due to the fact that I have attained the honour of doing so from being granted permission from his family.
When I obtained the privilege to serve Master Romeo, I knew from the first day of service, I had formed not only formed a great deal of respect for my master, but also an undeniable friendship. He was the most modest, loyal and cheerful master I have ever obtained the privilege to serve. Master Romeo also possessed a high level of intelligence, which was mainly shown by his fine array of poems and sayings, which were all dedicated to Lady