Consequences Of Secrets In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet, written in 1595 by William Shakespeare, ended in tragedy. When the children of the feuding families, Montague and Capulet, fall in love with each other. Conflict arises when the two keep the relationship secret. Will their love for each other be enough to deal with the consequences? Characters behaviors change and mature, secrets are kept, and miscommunication will be the death of them. Romeo is the descendant of Montague and Lady Montague. Romeo lives in the central of a dispute between his family and the Capulets. Throughout Act 1, Romeo declares that he is unhappy numerous times. “Oh my, time goes by slowly when you’re sad” and “I have too much sadness already…” due to Romeo loving Rosaline and not having that love in return. Romeo is certain that he can never find another person prettier than Rosaline, “If my eyes ever lie to me like that, let my tears turn into flames and burn them for being such obvious liars.” Yet, Romeo’s behavior changes quickly when he attends an event at the Capulets house. Where he sees Juliet and says “My eyes were liars, then, because I never saw true beauty before tonight.” Moving on from Rosaline to Juliet, quicker than a car trying to surpass a red light. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet become a couple. At first, it seems to do good for Romeo. He…show more content…
Death occurs for both the Montague and Capulet families. Mercutio’s death occurs from a battle with Tybalt. Which than leads to Tybalt’s death by Romeo. This results in the banishment of Romeo. Separating the two lovers, Juliet goes to desperate measures and takes a concoction, making her seem dead. Miscommunication caused Romeo to find Juliet’s grave and take his own life. In that moment Juliet awakes, finds Romeo’s lifeless body, and takes her own life as well. Making it seem as if the relationship between the two was hopeless from the
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