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For whom do you feel most sympathy in the play, Romeo and Juliet?

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For whom do you feel most sympathy in the play, Romeo and Juliet? The play of "Romeo and Juliet" personifies the meaning of tragedy. Almost every single character in the book ended tragically because of this sympathy must be felt for everyone. Both Capulet and the Montague parents deserve some sympathy. The nurse, Friar Lawrence, Paris, Romeo and Juliet all deserve sympathy for as well. The Montague's had to endure Romeo's banishment, then Lady Montague died of a broken heart, and then Romeo dies. This leaves Montague with no family. The Capulet parents both loved Juliet very much even though neither of them were very close to her; they had to grieve twice for her death. ...read more.

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He ended tragically by committing suicide. Juliet, the bravest character in the whole book, loved Romeo and was also willing to do anything for him. She realised her lover had just committed suicide and decided to do the same; she couldn't bear the thought of living without him. `Haply some poison yet doth hang on them To make me die with a restorative. ` In my opinion I feel the most sympathy for Juliet. She was forced to marry someone that she did not want to marry. She was still young and na�ve. She had much to learn. She became vulnerable after the threat of being disowned by her parents and after the betrayal of the nurse. ...read more.

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She is prepared to take the potion even though she knows there is a possibility of it being poison. ` What if it be a poison which the Friar Subtly hath ministered to have me dead, ` The plan should have worked out perfectly, but it didn't. A series of unfortunate events ruined everything. Another thing that needs to be taken into account is the trouble that Tybalt stirred up. When Romeo and Juliet were up against that, what chance did they really have of surviving? I think that Juliet deserves the most sympathy, she had it the toughest. And when it seemed as if the whole world was against her, she fought back and even though things did not turn out the way they should have done, she carried on until the final end. ...read more.

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