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Romeo and Juliet consists of many themes such as family, death, pain and loyalty most the events start with a chain reaction such as Mercutio his death started a chain reaction of deaths.

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Romeo and Juliet consists of many themes such as family, death, pain and loyalty most the events start with a chain reaction such as Mercutio his death started a chain reaction of deaths. Mercutio was killed by Tybalt but Tybalt didn't want to kill Mercutio he wanted to kill Romeo but when Mercutio died Romeo in blind rage went after Tybalt and eventually killed him, because of this Romeo got banished to Mantua though in my opinion he got of lightly because lady Capulet wanted Romeo killed. Then because Juliet had to marry Paris she went to Friar Lawrence to see if he would give her a potion to slow the internal organs down so it would seem like she was dead when Friar Lawrence gave this to her. He said he would inform Romeo about it but unfortunately the message didn't get through and Romeo rushed to Verona to see his 'dead' wife when he got to the tomb Paris was outside paying his respects Romeo ended up killing him as he went into the ...read more.

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Then there was the parental love of lady Montague, When she heard Romeo was dead she died of a heart attack. Another important theme was loyalty, Loyalty was very important to 16th century people I like the way Shakespeare incorporated this into most of his plays including this one. Benvolio in my opinion was the most loyal because he stuck by Romeo and all the Montague's all through the play (this was mainly because he liked to fight 'Though? Why, though wilt quarrel with a man that hath a hair more or a hair less in his beard than though') although in act 3 scene 1 Benvolio did not do anything while Tybalt tried to fight Romeo it was Mercutio who was loyal and stuck up for Romeo and fought Tybalt and Mercutio died for him then Romeo was loyal to Mercutio and went after Tybalt and killed him. The nurse was also very loyal to Juliet for she did not tell Juliet's mother of the arranged marriage an also the Friar was very loyal to Romeo ...read more.

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Romeo went through quite a bit of pain particularly his heartache for Juliet when he heard she had died. Family was very important in the play because it is about to feuding families the Capulet's and the Montague's it is not known when the feud began but it has been going on for some time know. In the play family is very important Tybalt is almost crazy about family honour and loyalty. Hate is a very close to love it almost overlaps at times this is what happens in Romeo and Juliet 'My only love sprung from my only hate' People especially in Romeo and Juliet will always hate each other, In the play the people (the Capulet's and the Montague's) only hate each other because that they are competing all the time. In my opinion they only hate each other because they have to they only have the feud because they have to and they only have the one skill from what I can see and that is fighting so they have to hate each other so they can keep fighting. Mrs Mays English Year 10 Created by Barrie Grant 02/05/2007 ...read more.

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