What Is The Tragic Fate Of Romeo And Juliet

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William Shakespeare 's play, Romeo and Juliet, talks about the tragic fate of two young lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet’s families, the Capulet and Montague, have deep hatred that has been going on for many years. On one fateful night at a party that the Capulet held, Romeo and Juliet met and fell in love for the first time. They knew that each other belonged to their families’ rival, they still loved each other overwhelmingly. They then decided, with Friar Lawrence helping them, to get married the next day because of their love for each other. A series of unfortunate events later happened, such as Tybalt and Mercutio’s death, Romeo getting exiled, and Juliet getting forced to marry Paris, eventually leading to Romeo and Juliet’s demise. Society tends to look towards the law, their families, and religion for guidance, in the play, the key factors that led to the young lovers’ deaths were coincidentally the Prince, the families, and the Friar. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, the Prince didn’t do his job properly which is to be the law, thus helped lead to the star crossed lovers’ to their deaths. The Prince failed to control the citizens of Verona, ultimately failing to do his job. He was unable to keep the peace, and was unsuccessful in stopping the fights that the Capulet and Montague were starting in the streets. At one point, he said “If ever you disturb our streets again, Your lives shall pay the forfeit of peace.”(I.I.97-99). The Prince
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