Romeo And Juliet Family Analysis

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In the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, there are two families. The families are the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. These two families did not like each other and often fought each other in the streets of Verona. Act One starts with a fight amongst the two families. After the fight the Prince orders that if there is anymore fighting then he would kill the ones responsible. Then Romeo, Benvolio, and Mercutio sneak into a Capulet party, and Romeo meets Juliet. They fall in love and are secretly married in Act Two by Friar Lawrence. In Act Three Mercutio is killed by a Capulet by the name of Tybalt. Then Tybalt is killed by Romeo seeking revenge. Romeo was banished by the Prince for killing Tybalt. Juliet’s parents, not knowing she’s already married Romeo, have her engaged to a man…show more content…
The controversy surrounds his actions that he took during the play that ultimately lead to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. To set off the chain of events Friar Lawrence agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet in secret. This would cause lots of problems in the future because Romeo is exiled. To reunite the couple Lawrence gives Juliet a poison that will make her appear dead so that Romeo can return, and take Juliet back to Mantua with him where they will live happily ever after. Since Romeo is in Mantua they have to send him a letter telling him about the plan. So Lawrence gives the letter to Friar John. Friar John however is quarantined in a house and is not able to deliver the letter to Romeo. Because John is quarantined Romeo doesn’t get the letter, and is told by Balthazar that Juliet is dead. Since Romeo thinks that Juliet is dead, he returns to Verona and kills himself after killing Paris. Then Juliet kills herself because Romeo is dead. However, a positive of his actions is that the Capulets and Montagues stop fighting, but at the cost of many
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