Yesterday evening, terror had struck the streets of Verona when there was a brawl between the Capulets and the Montagues. The end result was two fatalities and one missing person. Tybalt Capulet, nephew of the Lord Capulet’s wife, was allegedly slain by Romeo Montague, son of the great Lord Montague. Mercutio, kin to Prince Escalus, was the other casualty. He was allegedly slain by Tybalt, using Romeo as a shield when trying to break them up. Benvolio, of the Montagues, was an eye-witness to the terrible scene and was interviewed for hid full report on what happened.
According to him, Tybalt wanted to fight Romeo, but Romeo declined and tried to mediate the situation also making alleged suggestions that they were related. And Mercutio, who had some violent tendencies, decided that he would fight Tybalt himself. But, in Romeo’s attempt to solve the problem, he got in between the two of them and Tybalt ended up stabbing Mercutio. He died on the spot. Then, Romeo’s anger got the best of him and he killed Tybalt for killing his best friend. Then, he just decided to flee the scene so he wouldn’t get caught.
However, Lady Montague had her own side of the story she said “Benvolio is a Montague; he is not telling the truth. There must have been twenty guys fighting against Tybalt. Romeo must not live! ” Lord Montague had said during his interview, “Romeo and Mercutio were best friends, he was doing what the law would have done to Tybalt, and he killed him. ” A few weeks ago, the Prince declared that if he heard of one more fight between the two infamous families, there would be a death sentence.
You would think that with this warning, the families would consider changing their violent ways. We got a few comments from the Prince, saying that the families will pay for the unfortunate events of the terrible night and an immediate exile against Romeo was declared. He clearly stated “If those who kill are given mercy, that’s as much as giving permission for murder. ” As for now, our deepest sympathies go out to the kin of the fatalities.