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Outside Influence In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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All actions are influenced. Whether it's you working harder to make someone proud, or doing something to make someone angry. There is always an outside influence. I believe that the Capulet and Montague family is this outside influence that caused Romeo and Juliet to end their lives. They had driven the kids to this horrible solution with their constant rivalry, endless pressure to be perfect, and their quickness to judge. They are to blame for the saddening ending to this tragic love story. If the Montague and Capulet families had gotten over their childish rivalry, than neither of them would've had to lose their children. The last sentence of the opening prologue in Romeo and Juliet is "Doth with their death bury their parents' strife." I think that the parent's had realized that their war was not worth it. However, this means that the only thing holding them back was their parent's strife, so if they had settled it earlier, they could've lived happily. In hindsight, it appears that Romeo and Juliet were more mature…show more content…
Love is inevitable. You can't choose who to fall in love with. What would you have done if the person you loved appeared to be dead? Sure, you could move on and live your life. But to Romeo and Juliet, they were each others life. Their families had neglected them, and controlled their lives forever, and they finally found who made them happy. So yes, they ultimately did choose to kill themselves. However, they would've never had to go that far if their parents had let them live their lives the way they wanted to, and be free. It's Not Childish, It's *About* Childishness makes a honest statement about how it's not the kids who are childish, it is the people around them. You don't have to be a child, to be childish. The Capulet and Montague families led them to this point. They are the outside force that caused Romeo and Juliet's
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