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Risks In Romeo And Juliet

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William Shakespeare once said, “Death is a fearful thing”. This does not relate to the play Romeo and Juliet because they are willing to take risks that jeopardize their life. Juliet and Romeo are fine with taking their lives for each other because they are willing to do anything for each other. In the play, Romeo and Juliet are in love, but they have problems with their families having a feud with one another. They try to overcome their families hating each other, however, they cannot overcome it and eventually they die because of the feud. The people in the play take many risks because of love for each other. Romeo takes many risks because of his love for Juliet. One of the risks he takes is that he goes to the Capulet’s orchard even though he is not necessarily allowed to. He goes because he wants to see Juliet again. Romeo states to Juliet, “With love’s light wings did I o’er-perch these walls. Therefore thy kinsmen are no let to me” (Act 2, Scene 2). In translation, Romeo is saying that love brought him to the Capulet’s orchard to find Juliet and no relative of hers is able to stop him from seeing Juliet. This example displays Romeo being able to take risks for Juliet. He risks getting caught by a Capulet but does it anyway to go see his love, Juliet. Another way that Romeo takes a risk for Juliet is when he is willing to go back to Verona after he got exiled from there. He got word that Juliet has died, he decides to buy poison and go to Verona, where Juliet’s grave
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