Unfaithfulness In Romeo And Juliet

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In Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare employs Romeo’s unfaithfulness and the family feud to threaten Romeo and Juliet’s love and build suspense. When Friar Lawrence asks if Romeo was with Rosaline, Romeo responds, “With Rosaline my ghostly Father? No, I have forgot that name and that name’s woe” (2.3.48-49). Romeo’s unfaithfulness threatens Romeo and Juliet’s love because Romeo could easily leave Juliet for another girl as he did with Rosaline. Not only does Romeo’s unfaithfulness harm his relationship with Juliet but also the family feud. When Romeo gets spotted by Tybalt at the Capulet’s party, Tybalt says, “Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe, A villain that is hither come in spite” (1.5.69-70). The family
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