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Romeo and Juliet

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The usual plot scenario of a typical love story starts with boy meets girl Most of the time they meet unexpectedly across a room and they instantly fall in love at first sight. However, usually there is more to the story Shakespeare ads conflict to make the story more exciting this conflict usually is a battle, war or an ongoing argument. To add to the conflict there are bound to be complications. This could be in the form of fate where things go wrong and it was destined to happen. Towards the end of a typical love story, there normally is some kind of resolution such as living happily ever after or tragedy. At the start of the play, Romeo attends a Capulet's party. ...read more.


let Romeo hence in haste else, when he's found , that hour is his last" This adds (more) conflict to the feud as both the Montagues and the Capulets have lost a family member. At this point, we can really begin to see how bad the feud is between the families. Unknown to Lord and Lady Capulet Juliet has married Romeo and Lord and lady Capulet insist she marries Paris. Lord Capulet is not happy when Juliet tells him she does not want to marry Paris he tells her "I tell thee what, get thee to church a Thursday, or never after look me in the face". Here Lord Capulet is telling Juliet she must marry Paris or never look him in the face again. ...read more.


Juliet awakes and not being able to take the pain of Romeo's death, she grabs a dagger and speaks the words "... O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rest, and let me die." This brings the tragic ending to the story as both the 'star-crossed' lovers kill themselves because of the families on going feud. The only good thing if anything that comes out of the story is the Montague's and Capulet's put all differences aside and build statues in Verona of both Romeo and Juliet. I have concluded that Romeo and Juliet do conform to a typical love story. It has all the criteria to conform such as boy meets girl, love at first sight and a tragic ending. Romeo & Juliet Essay ...read more.

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