Romeo And Juliet In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Pointing fingers to assign someone the blame often happens when reading. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is no exception. The story is of two star-crossed lovers who fall deeply in love then tragically die by their own hands. The blame could be given to the most probable characters. However, many small decisions made by numerous people caused Romeo and Juliet to end tragically. To begin with, the most guilty to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet would be the family feud. At the start of the play, the audience is introduced to a long-standing feud between the houses. If Capulet and Montague had not been at war with each other Romeo and Juliet 's marriage would not have had to be done in secret. The Prince exclaims, “See what a scourge is laid upon your hate,” (Act Ⅴ, scene 3, Line 302). Although it is never said when or how the hate between the families came about, it has been long enough for both Romeo and Juliet to have been raised thinking the other family was evil. If the anger between Capulets and Montagues had not been, the marriage could have formed a stronger alliance between the houses. Still, without knowing that they were enemies they fell in love. When Juliet discovers the truth she exclaims, “My only love, sprung from my only hate. Too early seen unknown, and known too late. The Prodigious birth of love it is to me, that I must love a loathed enemy.” (Act Ⅰ, scene 5, Line 140) Neither person was as the other believed them to be. The bubbling hatred between

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