Family Feuds In Romeo And Juliet

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Family feuds lead to catastrophe, especially in the story of Romeo and Juliet. In the tragic play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, a young man named Romeo Montague and a young woman named Juliet Capulet fall in love when they first see each other, but the Montague and Capulet families are feuding and fighting with each other. Since Romeo and Juliet are from two different families that are feuding, their love is forbidden by their families. They get married and keep it a secret. The only two people who know other than Romeo and Juliet are Friar Lawrence and Juliet’s Nurse. Romeo and Juliet love each other so much that they end up dying for each other by killing themselves because Juliet wanted to die rather than be forced to marry someone other than Romeo. Even though many factors, situations, and characters are involved in the demise of Romeo and Juliet, the cause of their deaths is the feuding families. To begin, the feuding families are the reason…show more content…
Some evidence that may be used to support this is, “If, rather than to marry County Paris/Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself,/Then it is likely thou wilt undertake/A thing like death to chided away this shame,/That cop’st with death himself to scape from it;/And if thou dar’st, I’ll give thee remedy” (Shakespeare, IV. i). However, the families are more to blame than Friar Lawrence because if the families were not feuding in the first place, then Friar Lawrence would not need to give Juliet a solution to her problem. Friar Lawrence was only trying to help Juliet and Romeo and not causing any harm. If there was no disputing between the Montagues and the Capulets, then Romeo and Juliet could have told their parents about their love for each other and lived happily together and not commit suicide. Therefore, Friar Lawrence is not at fault for Romeo and Juliet’s death, but the families are at
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