Theme Of Secrecy In Romeo And Juliet

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In Romeo and Juliet the need for secrecy was due to the fact that their love was never supposed to happen, it was forbidden. Romeo and Juliet’s love was forbidden because their family differences.(1.5.136-139) Their secret was their relationship and the fact that they had gotten married, but, only four people knew two of those which included Romeo and Juliet, and the other two being the Nurse and Friar Lawrence. Both Juliet’s and Romeo’s parents would not have approved of them being together because of their feud but this didn 't stop Romeo and Juliet from going against the rules of their parents’ beliefs. (2.2.64-79) The effect the keeping of the secret in the story is that it resulted in many deaths, including those such as Mercutio, Tybalt, Paris, and Lady Montague. Those deaths could’ve all been avoided if Romeo and Juliet would 've chosen to share their secret with their friends and family. If Tybalt had, had knowledge of the new bond in the family, he would 've been more hesitant to duel, both Romeo and Mercutio. Thus avoiding the death of Mercutio and Tybalt as well as the banishment of Romeo. In act 3, scene 1 Benvolio explains to the Prince the events that had happened in the public Verona streets that day and tries to explain that Romeo was trying to keep the peace, but what Benvolio did not…show more content…
(5.3.229-265) The events that happened due to Romeo and Juliet could 've avoided the hurt they brought on each other and their families if they would 've came forward. Although their secrecy was needed to avoid judgement and separation from both sides of their family, Romeo and Juliet’s deaths revealed the secret they were so willingly to die for until after their deaths did the Capulets and Montagues feud end once and for
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