Compare The Feud In Shakespeare's 'Romeo And Juliet'

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There are many well-known great feuds, both fictional and nonfictional alike. A famous fictional feud is that of the Capulets and Montagues. Their malefic feud is described in William Shakespeare’s, “Romeo and Juliet.” The families’ ill whims prove to be extremely destructive on their distinctive families. A nonfictional example is the feud of Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots. Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots, her older half-sister, were declared to be illegitimate as King Henry VIII tried to pave the way for a male heir. The two were later reinstated as potential heirs. Mary, Queen of Scots, also known as Mary Stuart, was the Catholic heiress to Scotland’s throne. She was not mentioned in Henry VIII’s, King of England, succession will. However, Mary was related to the tudor line and had some claim to the throne. Queen Elizabeth I was the Protestant heiress to England’s throne. She was the …show more content…

Mary could have let Elizabeth rule England without attempting to take ahold of the crown. In this situation, both females would be monarchs of neighboring kingdoms. Granting that they were related, they would have been great allies. The two women could have also combined the two countries that they ruled, Scotland and England, resulting in a stronger and more powerful country. Despite of the positive outcomes of these situations, the reality is that having royalty to humble themselves for the good of their country is rare. They were raised being taught that they were entitled to everything they desired, including the throne. Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots were no different. As in the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets in Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet,” the feud would have been avoided if it were not for the participants pride. We can learn from both of the feuds that humbling oneself can help us avoid conflicts, whether it be our personal or professional

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