Negative Effects Of Romeo And Juliet

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William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a play about devotion and how extreme passion can turn into violence and tragedy. The two main characters, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, are from opposing families who have been feuding for years. At a Capulet family party celebrating the impending marriage of Paris and Juliet, Juliet meets Romeo and they fall into a deep passion for each other. Within two days, Romeo and Juliet are secretly married by a religious leader named Friar Lawrence. Juliet is extremely agitated that she still has to marry Paris, so she drinks a potion from Friar Lawrence that makes her appear to be dead. A letter is supposed to be sent to Romeo to alert him that Juliet is in fact not dead, but this letter never makes it to Romeo’s hands. The results are Romeo and Juliet committing suicide and ultimately breaking each family 's hearts. Friar Lawrence had an enormous negative influence on Romeo and Juliet and could have prevented the dreadful events that occurred.
Immediately after Romeo meets his beloved Juliet at the Capulet family masquerade, he feels as if it is time for him to ask Friar Lawrence to perform their marriage. Romeo goes to Friar Lawrence and tells him that he has found a new love after Rosaline, his ex-lover. He explains that him and Juliet have agreed to get married, but it would have to be without their families knowing and before the day Juliet is supposed to marry Paris. “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast” (Shakespeare
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