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Overall I think that the main reasons which lead to Romeo's and Juliet's disaster was due to inadequate parenting from Lord and Lady Montague and Lord and Lady Capulet. They didn't show enough love

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Romeo and Juliet experience disaster in their lives partially due to inadequate parenting. The inadequate parenting of Lord and Lady Capulet and Lord and Lady Montague created anger frustration and depression in Romeo and Juliet. There is also a lot of hatred in society, which was involved in Romeo and Juliet's disaster. Adequate parenting is when the parents love, talk and show it to their children. It also involves spending time with their children. Even though the Capulet's (Juliet's family) and the Montague's (Romeo's family) show adequate parenting, it is not enough. This leads to Romeo and Juliet's disaster. Romeos relationship with his parents, Lord and Lady Montague, in the play is not very good. You see this in the play because Romeo is always with either his friends or Friar Lawrence. Also Lord and Lady Montague had a lack of communication with Romeo, which is also another reason why their relationship is not very good. You see this in the play, when Lord Montague asks Benvolio to find out about what Romeo's problems are. Romeo couldn't share his problems with his parents and had to keep these problems to himself. This is one effect of inadequate parenting. ...read more.

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When Juliet says she wants to marry Romeo, Lord Capulet reacts very angrily to this. All of this again is due to the disease and hatred in the society. Lord and Lady Capulet could not let their daughter get married to the enemies (Montague's) son. Lord and Lady Capulet made Juliet feel unloved, unwanted and rejected. As a result of all of this inadequate parenting, Juliet has to turn to the nurse. I think that even though Lord and Lady Capulet showed adequate parenting, they showed it to benefit themselves, so Juliet would get married into a rich and wealthy family and it will make them look good. As a result of the inadequate parenting from Lord and Lady Montague towards Romeo, he had to turn and talk about all of his problems to Friar Lawrence. Friar Lawrence was like a substitute father to Romeo as he could share and tell things to Friar Lawrence which he couldn't with Lord Montague. This made their relationship very good and much better than Romeo's relationship with his parents. Friar Lawrence is very trust worthy, wise and gave Romeo lots of good advice. He is also very patient and was willing to help Romeo, which no one else wanted to. ...read more.

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Juliet cannot forgive the nurse for betraying her and Romeo though, and she breaks her relationship with her. Overall I think that the main reasons which lead to Romeo's and Juliet's disaster was due to inadequate parenting from Lord and Lady Montague and Lord and Lady Capulet. They didn't show enough love, and affection to make Romeo and Juliet feel loved. This obviously lead to Romeo and Juliet not telling their parents about their love for each other and their problems. The two people who showed the most adequate parenting to Romeo and Juliet were Friar Lawrence and the Nurse. Verona as a society is to blame as well. I think that the feud between the two families also made Romeo and Juliet keep their love for each other a secret. The people that lost out, the most in this play was Lord and Lady Montague and Lord and Lady Capulet. Lord and Lady Montague lost their only son, Romeo and Lord and Lady Capulet lost their only daughter, Juliet. This is mirror image to each other. Mirror images were used all through the play to describe the similarities between Romeo and Juliet. ?? ?? ?? ?? Kunal Shah 11JL Romeo and Juliet experience disaster in their lives partially due to Inadequate parenting. Examine how each parent/carer copes with his/her role. 1 ...read more.

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