Rival Families In Romeo And Juliet

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The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is the tale of two rival families, the Montague and the Capulet. The son of the Montague family is Romeo and the daughter of the Capulet of Juliet. The two meet at a party hosted by the Capulet family and eventually fall in love. Romeo and Juliet agree to get married the following day, but the Capulet king is arranging for Juliet to get married to a kinsman named Paris. In order to prevent this, Friar Laurence gives Juliet a sleeping potion to make it seem like she had died. The Capulet family takes Juliet to a tomb and Romeo kills himself. As a result, Juliet kills herself as well and the rival families are no longer enemies. The main protagonist in the play Romeo and Juliet is Romeo. Romeo is the son of one…show more content…
At the beginning of the play, there are two rival families and two lovers, Romeo and Juliet: “Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean, From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life” (1.1.1-6) Romeo and Juliet like each other and decide to get married, but her father wants her to have an arranged marriage: “If that thy bent of love be honorable, Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow, By one that I’ll procure to come to thee” (2.2.151-153). At the end of the play, Romeo and Juliet kill themselves and the rival families are no longer enemies: “Came to this vault to die and lie with Juliet. Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montague, See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!” (5.3.303-306). The theme of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is love should not be sought, it should be found. In the beginning of the play, Hermia and Lysander decide to run away in order to not be separated from an arranged marriage: “Emptying our blossom of their counsel [sweet,] There my Lysander and myself shall meet” (1.1.219-222). The conflict begins to form when Robin places the magic juice on the eyelids of Demetrius and Lysander, which leads to a fight between Hermia and Helena: “If you have any pity, grace, or manners. You would not make me such an argument. But fare ye well. ‘Tis partly my own fault, Which death or absence soon shall remedy” (3.2.244-247). In the end of the play, Robin resolves the conflict by dabbing the love potion on Lysander’s eyelids which restored
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