The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

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“We cannot decide to love. We cannot compel anyone to love us. There 's no secret recipe, only love itself. And we are at its mercy--there 's nothing we can do.” (Nina George) This quote represents the overall message of the play. Romeo and Juliet did not make a decision to love each other, it just happened. There was nothing they could do to change the fact that they fell in love so quickly. In the play there are several reasons why Romeo and Juliet end up dead. After Romeo sees Juliet is “dead” he decides he cannot live another minute without her. He makes an impulsive decision to drink poison, which ends up killing him. Juliet cannot stand the thought of living without Romeo and she stabs herself, which ends up killing her. The…show more content…
At the beginning of the play, Sampson and Gregory, two Capulets, walk the streets of Verona talking about the Montagues. Sampson exclaims, “I will take the wall of any men or maid of Montague’s.” (1.1.12-13). This shows how much the two families hate each other. This is evidence that the parents are to blame for the deaths because if they did not feud with one another, then it would not be a problem for Romeo and Juliet to fall in love. Another example that shows the parents are to blame is when Juliet’s father forces her to marry Paris. He threatens that she will not be part of the family and that he will hurt her. She goes to Friar Lawrence for advice and this is when he reveals his plan to her. If there hadn’t been a feud between the two families, Romeo and Juliet would not have felt like they needed to go to such drastic measures to be together. Another way the parents were to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s death was when Juliet’s parents moved the wedding up a day. If they had not moved the day it would have given Friar Lawrence a chance to let Romeo know of the plan. Some may say that the parents aren’t to blame for their children’s death, and there were many other factors that led to the deaths; however, I disagree. I think the parents are one of the biggest factors that led to Romeo and Juliet’s death. This quote shows how Juliet’s Dad thought when she said she didn 't want to marry Paris. “Soft, take me with you, take me with you, wife. How, will she none? Doth she not give us thanks? Is she not proud? Doth she not count her blessed, Unworthy as she is, that we have wrought So worthy a gentleman to be her bride?” The quote shows he was not happy, and after he yelled at her and that made her even more upset and
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