Romeo And Juliet Loss Analysis

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Loss: The Ultimate Game Changer “The course of true love never did run smooth” William Shakespeare. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet are faced with many obstacles to overcome in order for their love to prevail. One of the most prevalent obstacles in the play is loss. The experience of loss forces change on the characters in Romeo and Juliet. This can be seen throughout the play through Tybalt’s presence threatening he loss of Juliet in Romeo’s live, Romeo’s banishment causing the loss of him in Juliet’s life, and Romeo and Juliet’s deaths at the end of the play. After Romeo and Juliet are married, Tybalt poses a major threat for their happy existence together. The day after the Capulet party where Romeo and Juliet met, Tybalt, seething with rage for Romeo’s unwelcome presence at the Capulet household, tracks Romeo down to pick a fight in the streets of Verona, “Romeo, the hate I bear thee can afford no better term than this, thou art a villain” (3.1.1558). At this point, Romeo is in love with Juliet. They are newly married and Romeo does not want to lose Juliet to their families’ feud. Tybalt’s powerfully expressive words prove to be pushing their fate…show more content…
Tybalt’s presence threatened the loss of Juliet in Romeo’s life, which changed him to be more aggressive in his maneuvers and ultimately resulted in Tybalt’s death. Romeo’s banishment from Verona caused Juliet to change into a woman of action. She went from being a passive follower of fate to being someone who takes fate into her own hands and tries to change it. The loss of both Romeo and Juliet caused the two feuding families to change their ways of hatred to ways of love. Loss changes and molds people in many different ways. Some people become overwhelmed by their loss, some become enraged by it, and others recognize it for the opportunity it is, an opportunity for
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