Feud At Fault In Romeo And Juliet

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Feud at Fault
Shakespeare demonstrated to his audience that it’s unreasonable and pointless to carry a grudge on another family for so long. Romeo and Juliet were a pair of lovers who wouldn’t let their family 's feud stand in the way of true love. Romeo and Juliet met at Capulet’s party. They fell in love knowing their families would never approve of their love for each other. Although their families were constantly fighting, Friar Laurence marries them secretly. Friar believes the marriage will end the family feud. Then Romeo gets banished to Mantua for killing Juliet’s cousin Tybalt. Later, Juliet finds out that she will marry Count Paris. Juliet goes to Friar for advice. Friar gives Juliet a potion that will make her look “dead” for 42 hours. Juliet is laid in the vault and wakes up to find her Romeo dead by her side. The feud is then ended because of the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Throughout the play, several themes lead to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Feud is at fault for the death of Romeo and Juliet because if they hadn’t been fighting, Romeo and Juliet could have confessed their love for each other. Secondly, if Tybalt never would have been killed, Romeo wouldn’t have been banished. Finally,
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If the feud hadn’t been going on, Romeo and Juliet wouldn’t of had to keep their marriage a secret from their families. The feud kept them from being honest and confessing their love. Juliet questions herself as to why she loves her enemy in the following lines: “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” (2.2.33-34). Juliet wishes Romeo wasn’t her enemy and they could be happy together. She says, if they should marry, she’ll no longer hold her family name. Besides Romeo and Juliet’s marriage, the fighting between Tybalt and Romeo contributed to their love ending in
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