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"How does Shakespeare reveal that there is more than one cause for the death of Romeo and Juliet?"

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Romeo and Juliet "How does Shakespeare reveal that there is more than one cause for the death of Romeo and Juliet?" Introduction The story is basically about 2 teenagers who fall in love, but cannot be with each other because their families despise each other. Juliet's father finds her a husband but Juliet does not want to marry him, so she marries Romeo and pretend to be dead, so the family doesn't think she's alive and can't marry Paris. Romeo thinks she is really dead, and when he sees her body he kills him self. Soon as the medicine wears off and Juliet awakens and sees her husband Romeo dead by her side she stabs her self, so they both die and hope to be together in their next life. Who drove them to do this...? In my opinion there are many causes of the reasons of death of the teenagers, Romeo and Juliet. The way Shakespeare reveals there was more than one cause, was the language he uses to describe the feud between the Montages and Capulets. ...read more.

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They wouldn't have had to pretend to be dead just so they could be happy and be with the one they love. Both families could've supported them and been there for them whilst they were going through the love stage in their lives. Instead they hated each other and couldn't be bothered to sort out their pathetic little problem that is costing men, women and even children their lives. Friar Lawrence Friar Lawrence was neither Montague nor Capulet, so he did not take sides in the feud. He agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet because he and the nurse knew it was love. They didn't like the thought of a name to come between love. He also thought that if he did marry the teenagers, there was a chance both families would see sense and understand that they can't keep up this behavior and make peace between them. He said to Romeo and Juliet, "For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households rancor into pure love". ...read more.

Conclusion

Juliet knew he fathers rule about marriage, and now that Lord Capulet had found a young man for Juliet to marry there was no way out apart from to lie. Her father had threatened, "Get thee to church a Thursday or never look me in the face" So if Juliet did have her heart set on spending her love with Romeo, the idea of faking death seemed very logical. Conclusion I think after reading the book through carefully that it was the fault of the feud, and the parents. I think they were all to be blamed just never admitted. If the feud hadn't been such a big thing that had been passed on from generation to generation then mabey they could've been civil to one another. But it was also the families' fault, the people who could've been sincere enough to try and stop the feud, and see sense. Not just for Romeo and Juliet's sake but for everyone in Verona. So everyone could live in peace with out thought that there could be death all because of the family they belong to. ...read more.

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