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Forces Keeping Romeo and Juliet Apart

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Forces Keeping Romeo and Juliet Apart Romeo and Juliet are madly in love with each other and will go to any lengths to be together. To support my thesis that the conflict between the heads of the Montague and Capulet families are responsible for Romeo and Juliet's death, I quote from Romeo and Juliet (V, iii, 291-293) Prince: "... Capulet! Montague! See, what a scourge is laid upon your hate, that heaven finds means to kill your joys with love! What the Prince is saying is that, see what dreadful punishment has been laid upon your hatred. Heaven finds a reason to kill your joys with their love!" There are many forces in the tragic play of Romeo and Juliet that are keeping the two young, passionate lovers apart, all emanating from one main reason. ...read more.


The next force is hatred and it is widespread and commonplace in this play, it sometimes seems necessary for others to join the fight in order to portray loyalty for a particular person. Romeo wanted the fighting to end so he could announce his love and marriage to Juliet so he wasn't happy when his best friend, Mercuto, decided to stick up for him against Tybalt. In desperation, Romeo intervenes between the two, which in turn breaks Mercuto's concentration and allows Tybalt to stab him. Like any good friend, Romeo now has to challenge this death and fight Tybalt. Romeo kills Tybalt, which ultimately leads to his banishment. Romeo spent one night of passion with Juliet before going into "hiding" after killing Tybalt. He chose to hide in the Mantua countryside where nobody would recognize him. ...read more.


In the tragic play of Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers die simply because of their strong love for each other and their fear to express it. The fathers of Romeo and Juliet are the heads of the two warring houses. In this play, Shakespeare doesn't tell the reader why these two men are fighting. Because Romeo and Juliet are young and impressionable, they keep their love and marriage a secret for fear of what their fathers would do. This tragic play portrays the fault and horrific consequences in accepting people based on their last name or family history. Both Romeo and Juliet question their surnames because this seemingly small problem is what's keeping them apart. So have we learned from what Shakespeare was trying to portray? Do you now accept people at face value or based on what they stand for? Has anything changed since Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet? ...read more.

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