Teenage Suicides In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Love is the number one reason for teen suicides. Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare shows reasons why this statement is true. The tragedy is set in Verona, where the descendants of feuding families fall in love. The love between Romeo and Juliet’s leads them to their deaths. Throughout the play Shakespeare presents through different characters that a person should not prioritize love over life. Shakespeare shows through Romeo that a person’s well being should not be risked over love. When, Romeo finds out that Juliet is “dead”, Romeo decides to kill himself with a vile of poison, while he drinks it he says “Here’s to my love. [drinking] O true apothecary, / Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die” (5.3.119-120). The author…show more content…
An example of this is when Romeo and Juliet go to Friar Lawrence's cell to get married. He explains to Romeo that “These violent delights have violent ends / And in their triumph die, like fire and powder” (2.6.9-10). This quote relates to the thesis statement because it foreshadows the ending of how Romeo and Juliet have an end that is dramatic and lead to there death and the death of those close to them. Also when the author uses the words their triumph die it means that the pride of the Montagues and the Capulets will die as a result of Romeo and Juliet dying. Another instance is after Romeo kills Tybalt, Friar Lawrence explains the positive to his banishment and points out “A gentler judgement vanished from his lips: / Not body’s death, but body’s banishment” (3.3.11-12). Shakespeare uses the words body’s death as a way to foreshadow what will happen if they end up loving each other and prioritize their love over their well being. The words body’s banishment shows how the souls of Romeo and Juliet are exiled from their bodies because they can not be together. Thus, Shakespeare uses foreshadowing to show the death of Romeo and Juliet, even though the audience knows and proves that they choose love over life
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy that has started to become present in teens lives. The play shows that you should not put love over your well being as there will be fatal
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