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A pair of adolescents entrapped in a feud

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A pair of adolescents entrapped in a feud, a feud not between the two enraged families, that were in an ancient enmity, but a bigger feud; a feud which came from not one simple cause; but a feud between the two young lovers. However, can it still be said that love is blind, when love knows no other approach than to be trapped; not to be restricted within what it can see but in its emotions? Emotions that are dangerous to have, but not impossible, as Juliet and her Romeo displayed. The cause of their deaths in itself showed the way they longed to be together, due to the games of Cupid's arrow. However, once he had aimed his arrow, it was no longer something he had control over. So who was to blame for their deaths? For although there are many non-biased reasons, how did a simple gasp of a thing called love, hand over two young hopefuls into deaths sweet arms. You see a tragedy is something of a shocking or sad event, but was it really shocking? For we always knew that Romeo and Juliet were determined to be together but just in what sense of the word? So who really was to blame? A life made up of what we know now, as something make-believe, was what Romeo and Juliet both shared in their own unique ways. Romeo came across as the more superstitious of the two, but was there enough time for the pair of them to put it down to fate; or did they see fate as something that was bound to happen or something that was going to happen anyway? ...read more.


Another cause for Romeo and Juliet's deaths could have been because of adolescent passion. Could it have been the young lovers' own fault? Was their adolescent love at first sight a cause for their end? Were Romeo and Juliet mature enough, had they fully reached a state of maturity that they were able to, one, be in love and deal with all the feelings/emotions that come with it. And two, were they mentally mature enough to have a sexual relationship and also deal with the properties and emotions that came with the package of committing yourself to another. Excusing the fact that they were married, this still doesn't identify enough concrete evidence to comply that they were fully mature. People nowadays have sexual relations, even from the same age as Romeo and Juliet, even though their not married does it still make them capable to have a sexual relationship and deal with all the factors that come with it, for anybody can say the words 'I love you.' However it was exactly those three words that carried so much power and so much admiration which in itself could be the cause for their deaths, for anybody can say "I Love You," but it is another thing to actually mean those sacred yet volatile words and it is another for that person to actually know that they are capable and that they're in love. Being the age they were, they were old enough to identify what love was, or was the strong feelings they shared just that; strong feelings and not love, however bearing this in mind "is love blind?" What age can you put the word love under, what age can you restrain love to? ...read more.


Attempting to omit their conflicts, they found it near to impossible to do so. Even their first initial meeting was juxtaposed by Tybalt's out burst, however their second acquaintance was still under unsafe circumstances, as Juliet herself expressed that the courtyard would be "...the place death..." for Romeo if her "kinsman" were to "find thee here," reminding us that the feud was still present. Due to the feud, Juliet finds it impossible to find counsel in her parents, about her marriage to Romeo, leading to her taking the potion. Seeing five people died in the play, a sense of violent passion ran frequently, yet surely through the play, embarking a feeling of insecurity. The feud itself fabricated a lot of problems making Romeo and Juliets' relationship a exaggerated issue, like a child holding a crystal glass in a shop. Even though the child was only looking, the thought of an accident occurring alerts every alarm making it an instant drill; a cause for concern. Tybalt felt that his honour of "kin" had been insulted by Romeo's presence at the Capulet's feast, he took this personally as a direct and honest insult, upon him and his family. Same way how Romeo was provoked into a "fiery-eyed fury" by the death of Mercutio. Mercutio was a man possessing all the elements of a poet; high fancy, rapid thoughts. The whole world was, as it were, subject to his law of association, wherever he wished to impress anything, all things became his servants; all things told the same tale and sound, as it were, in unison. This was combined with a perfect gentleman, himself unconscious of his powers. It was by his death contrived to bring about the whole catastrophe of the play. It endears him to Romeo, and gives to Mercutio's death an importance which otherwise could not have acquired. I ...read more.

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