Romeo Montague Wanders across Verona in Sorrow
Written by: Najib Hersi
In Verona Italy, on June, 23rd, 1350, at around 7:30am-7:45am. Romeo Montague, son of lord Montague, aka the Wandering Weeper was seen roaming the streets of Verona in a sorrow state heading towards the forests near Verona
Several eyewitnesses saw Romeo wandering the streets in the early hours of the morning making strange sobbing noises avoiding any communication with anyone that approaches him
Romeo’s sobbing noises have frightened the citizens of Verona at the point where many are to scared to leave their homes. To stop the crisis Prince Escalus, the prince of Verona had sent his royal guard to investigate the whereabouts of Romeo and to get to the bottom of the issue.
Montague, the head of the Montagues was asked about his concerns about Romeo he replied with, “Many a morning hath he there been seen, with tears augmenting the fresh morning’s dew, adding to clouds more clouds with his deep sighs. But all so soon as the all-cheering sun Should in the farthest east begin to draw The shady curtains from Aurora’s bed, Away from light steals home my heavy son,” (1.1.134-140).
Benvolio, the Kinsman to the Montagues said “Towards him I made but he was ware of me and stole into the convent of the forest” (1.1.125-126)
Leonardo Giovanni, a local painter was so inspired by Romeo’s story that he painted a portrait of Romeo’s shadow heading deeper towards the forest (the picture above) which he named the painting the Wandering Weeper.
The Montagues have sent out a reward of 179 florins for anyone who finds Romeo and discovers why he is sad. Anyone who finds Romeo must contact Mercutio, the Prince’s Kinsman or Abram, the Montague’s servingman to receive the reward
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