Romeo And Juliet Dbq Essay

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In beautiful Verona, where our story takes place...A longstanding hatred between two families, Montague and Capulet, two unlucky children of their enemy families become lovers...and take their own lives. (prologue page 2) From Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. In Verona lays Juliet, a young lady age of 13, who is daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet. She is secretly married to Romeo, house of Montague and son of Lord and Lady Montague. By help of Friar Lawrence, a peaceful priest. The Montague and Capulet family are in an ancient family feud, but no one knows their children are both married to each other. The family of Juliet pressures her to marry Paris, a kinsman to the prince. They do not realize Juliet is in love with their enemy Romeo, …show more content…

Lady Capulet tried to talk Juliet into marrying Paris by saying, “Well, think of marriage now; younger than you, Here in Verona ladies of esteem, Are made already mothers: by my count, I was your mother much upon these years That you are now a maid. Thus then in brief: The valiant Paris seeks you for his love…(Doc B)” This was her mother's way of saying that Juliet should marry Paris, because he is a good man that can take care of her. Also she is trying to point out that she was much younger than Juliet when she married her father. When Juliet doesn't see eye to eye with her mom, her father steps in and tries to convince Juliet to marry Paris. Lord Capulet says, “Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what: get thee to church Thursday, OR never after look me in the face: Speak not, reply not, do not answer me. (Doc D)” Lord Capulet was saying that if she doesn't marry Paris he will disown her. Juliet can’t marry Paris, because she's already married to Romeo. Sense she is confused she goes to see Friar Lawrence, and his answer was to fake her death and then meet Romeo and they could escape together. As we know this did not happen and they both ended up dying, through the fault of the Capulet family. If they didn’t pressure Juliet to marry Paris she might not have had to go to Friar Lawrence. Lord and Lady Capulet put Juliet in a bad decision, be disowned or …show more content…

His hatred towards them was strong, anytime he spotted a Montague he thought he would have to fight one of them. Tybalt sees Romeo at a dance one night, at the Capulet's house. He gets angry and about challenges Romeo to a duel in the middle of the dance, but Lord Capulet claims him down for a bit saying that he is no harm. The next day Romeo is talking to his friend, Mercutio when Romeo says, “Tybalt, old Capulet’s nephew, has sent a letter to Romeo’s father’s house (Act 2 scene page 76)” The letter was a challenge to Romeo from Tybalt for a duel, Romeo tells Mercutio how he doesn’t want to fight. Mercutio disagrees and talks about how Romeo can fight him, Tybalt and Romeo are two very good fighters, although Mercutio is not as good. In Act 3, page 102 Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel in person, Romeo declines, but Mercutio disagrees and challenges Tybalt. Tybalt strongly accepts the challenge and duels Mercutio, Romeo tried to stop the fight and accidentally gets in the way. Tybalt stabs Mercutio and Mercutio soon dies as Tybalt flees the scene. Now, Romeo is angry and wants revenge he challenges Tybalt to a duel and as Tybalt loves to duel, he accepts. Romeo soons kills Tybalt, getting revenge but not thinking about the consequences. Soon the Prince of Verona comes in and Benvolio tells him everything that has happened. The punish for murder is death and sense Tybalt murdered Mercutio he is dead, but Romeo

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