Destiny, Arrogance In Romeo And Juliet

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Destiny, Immaturity, and Arrogance in Romeo and Juliet In the world of Verona, there are two kids, one Capulet, one Montague. Fate brings the two together and they fall immensely in love, but their families’ everlasting quarrel holds them apart. Yet the lovers’ feelings are strong, and so is their will. Although Romeo and Juliet is a story of love, destiny, and fate, the animosity and arrogance of the families and the immaturity of Romeo and Juliet play a “lead role” in the calamity. The feud between Capulets and Montagues has only caused difficulty, fights, and agitation. The prologue states that there are two households in Verona, both with a high social class. The families never ending battle will evolve into a new violence, and essentially civilians will have their fellow …show more content…

Juliet is so deeply in love with Romeo, she is willing to do anything to be with him, even refuse her own family name. As Juliet looks at the stars, she calls to Romeo “ O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name, Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I'll no longer be a Capulet.” (Shakespeare Act II Scene II) When Juliet says “Wherefore art thou Romeo” she is actually saying “Why Romeo why”? She wonders why in all the universe the man she was destined to be with, has to be the enemy of her family. If the Capulets and Montagues lived in peace, then Juliet wouldn’t have to disobey her father or refuse her family name. Romeo and Juliet is a story about ill-fated lovers. Destiny had other plans for them it seems. It was their families, though, that played a pivotal role in the tragedy. Without their selfish acts of animosity and arrogance, and hatred, Romeo and Juliet may have found a way to be together. The tragedy wasn’t completely “written in the stars,” it was also the specific immature actions of Romeo and Juliet that was their

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