Theme Of Death In Romeo And Juliet

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In the infamous tragedy of the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare, the theme and influence of death are poignantly prevalent through the course of the play. The use of death in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is portrayed through 3 instances of the deaths of 4 major characters, Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio and Tybalt, in which the context of each death, are relative to the cause and development of their demise. Shakespeare capitalizes on the sophistication and complexity of death along with its varying impacts in relation to the context in which guides their tragedies. The death of Romeo is the result of his intense love and passion for Juliet as he refuses to exist in a world without his true love, “ The lean abhorrèd monster keeps thee here in dark to be his paramour? For fear of that, I still will stay with thee, And never from this palace of dim night depart again.” Romeo, Act 5, scene 3. Juliet 's death is the subsequent outcome of her remorse upon her realization of Romeo’s tragic death due to a slight mistake. Juliet then displayed the extreme extent of her love for Romeo and her mutual refusal to live in a world without her star-crossed lover. “O happy dagger, This is thy sheath ; there rust and let me die” - Juliet, Act 5, Scene 3 . Through their deaths, Romeo and Juliet perfectly exemplify the extreme degrees of sacrifice which they are determined to commit to for their love. The tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet is the culmination heavily foreshadowed tragedies “ A
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