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What Caused Romeo and Juliet to Die?

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What Caused Romeo and Juliet to Die? In this essay I am going to answer the question, what cased Romeo and Juliet to die in the Shakespeare play of the same name. So what did cause them to die? In the play many things are suggested, but none are specifically indicated towards the cause of death of the two main characters; love, family feuding and even the weather have all been suggested as possible explanations, I'm going to try and find which one is the most logical cause of death. Love; Love plays a prominent part in the play, with out it there wouldn't really be a play. It is obvious that the two characters are devoted to each other; "But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun." ...read more.


Therefore their love for each other caused their deaths. But is this the only explanation? Family Feuding; as we found out in the last paragraph, Romeo and Juliet were forbidden to marry as their families were effectively at war. If the two lovers' families weren't fighting then the Capulets would have never banished Romeo from Verona, Juliet would never had to fake her death to get him to come back to the city, he would have never thought she was really dead and topped him self, so she would have never woken up to find him dead and topped her self! It's a bit of a mess really! The Weather; Verona is in Italy, well known for being a hot country, in the play it is mentioned that Verona is going through a heat wave. ...read more.


Haste; The whole of Romeo and Juliet's relationship starts on a Sunday and ends on a Thursday, that's from when they first lay eyes on each other, to them DIEING! Even Juliet herself says their love is " ...too rash, too unadvis'd, too sudden, too like the lightning..." which is just a Shakespearean way of saying, 'sorry love but don't you think this is a bit fast?' Conclusion; Personally, I think their deaths were caused by a mixture of all these factors, the feud forbid their love, and when you can't have something, you only want it more. Friar Lawrence effectively broke three laws, euthanasia, drug dealing and murder, and it was quite obviously. But on another level, I think Shakespeare would have thought it was their pure, unspoiled love that killed them, it was the whole basis of the play after all. ...read more.

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