Essay On Romeo And Juliet Relationships

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Relationships with other people affect our ability to act freely because we want to protect and defend these people. We have ties to our family, friends, and lovers. Often we will defend these people along with the things they do. Not because we necessarily agree with them, but because of the connection we share with the person. There are many examples in Romeo and Juliet. As a matter of fact, most of the events in the play happen because of one person’s relationship to another. In Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare demonstrates how relationships can cloud our view and ability to handle different situations.
In Romeo and Juliet, there are two families the Capulets and the Montagues, involved in an ancient feud, and the members of these families have difficulty handling situations with each other. Gregory says, “The quarrel is between our masters and us their men” (Romeo and Juliet.1.1.19.) Gregory is saying that because he affiliates with the Capulet house, by being their servant, he has malevolence with the Montagues. Tybalt says “This, by his voice, should be a Montague. Come hither, covered with an antic face, To fleer and scorn at our solemnity? Now, by the stock and honor of my kin, To strike him dead I
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Their vision becomes is obstructed by the love they have for one another, they don’t even learn they are enemies until later. “Is she a Capulet?” , asks Romeo to the nurse(Romeo and Juliet 1.5.117) “Come hither, nurse. What is yond gentleman?” , Juliet asks about Romeo to the nurse (Romeo and Juliet 1.5.126) The best example of love blinding rationale is when romeo is banished. Juliet does not even weep for Tybalt, her cousin, she only weeps for Romeo. Romeo says, “Ha, banishment! Be merciful, say “death,”For exile hath more terror in his look, Much more than death. Do not say “banishment.”’ (Romeo and Juliet. 3.3.12-14) He is so blinded by his love for Juliet he would rather die than be
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