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In Romeo and Juliet, we see the young lovers destroyed by the foolishness of the good intentions of the older generation. How far do you agree with this statement?

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Ashleigh Michele Dawson In Romeo and Juliet, we see the young lovers destroyed by the foolishness of the good intentions of the older generation. How far do you agree with this statement? I do agree with this statement and in this essay I am going to explain why I agree and why my reasons can be outspoken by someone who disagrees. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo sees Juliet and immediately falls in love with her, some might argue that they were young and foolish but it could have been love at first sight rather than lust at first sight. I honestly do not think that it was simple youthful haste and i genuinely believe that Romeo and Juliet's love was true for each other. Lady capulet was married and had children at a very young age, so, naturally, i fell that how she was brought up as a child has affected the way Juliet is to be brought up. ...read more.

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Paris's family is very wealthy and would do great for the Capulet family in business and publicity. His sudden change of mind shocked me, at first he is saying that he wants to wait maybe two more years pass before he considers Juliet to get married, and now he is saying that Juliet has to marry Paris otherwise she will be thrown onto the streets. Lady Capulet and Capulet feel that the reason why Juliet is saying no to getting married so soon is because they think she is still upset from her cousin's death. Juliet seems closer to her father than she does to her mother, I get this feeling because he seems to talk about her more than her mother does, her mother talks about her as if she is a lodger in her house rather than a daughter whom she gave birth to and is supposed to love dearly. I can sympathise with Capulet slightly because Juliet did say she would think about it at the start of the play, and once she met Romeo she didn't want to get married, i think that it was more Juliet's fault here than Capulet's. ...read more.

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When Romeo asks Friar Lawrence to marry him with Juliet the Friar doesn't think that his love is true. "O, she knew well thy love did read by rote and could not spell." As was his love for Rosaline, the Friar believes that his love for Juliet will not last. Even though he thinks that the marriage is flawed he agrees to marry them in his own self-interest of ending the feuding. "Come, come with me, and we will make short work for, by you leaves, you shall not stay alone till Holy Church incorporate two in one." This is the first action that will eventually lead to the young couples' deaths. He marries them even though he forebodes that the marriage may end in tragedy. These violent delights have violent ends and in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume. The Friar's intentions are well, however he himself even warns Romeo that rushing into it will not work out. The marriage of Romeo and Juliet is the trigger of the events that will soon come that will eventually lead to the tragedy of their deaths. ...read more.

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