Family Bonding In Romeo And Juliet

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In our world today, the only way for a successful marriage is when both sets of families can get along, even with indifferences. If the two families can't get along, problems with relationship will befall. In Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, the grudge between the Capulet and Montague families is the reason for Romeo and Juliet's death, which shows that family bonding is essential for a successful marriage. The way the families act towards each other throughout the whole play, clearly shows this theme in Romeo and Juliet.
The reason for the death of Romeo and Juliet is portrayed by the bitterness between the Montague and Capulet's. The fight between the Montague and Capulet at the beginning, starts the issue between Romeo and Juliet's
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As stated in the previous paragraph, in Act I, scene I, the families feud between the two is the ultimate reason for the death of Romeo and Juliet. If the two families had decent family bonding, Romeo and Juliet would have no reason to hide their marriage. Since the relationship between the Montague and Capulet was unstable, they had no choice but to hide their love for one another. This results to Romeo and Juliet’s death. This illustrates that family bonding and being open is needed for a marriage to work out. Lord Capulet tells Tybalt the Romeo is a good guy, but he doesn't listen. The Lord kindly explains to Tybalt, "Content thee, gentle coz, let him alone,/ 'A bears him likely a portly gentleman;/ And, to say the truth, Verona brags of him/ To be a virtuous and well-governe'd youth" (Rom.1.5.66-69). Lord Capulet is telling Tybalt, who hates the Montague the most, that Romeo is not bad of a guy. He expresses fond comments about Romeo to show to Tybalt he has no reason to have anger towards him. Of course, he doesn't listen and still hates Romeo deeply. As a result, he tries to fight Romeo, but fights Mercutio first, killing him. Then, Romeo kills Tybalt seeking out justice for murdering Mercutio. With this we see that family bonding is essential in a successful marriage. Since this obviously didn't happen, the marriage of Romeo and Juliet didn’t go
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