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Show how the character and actions of each of the characters you choose add to the dramatic tragedy of the play.

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SHOW HOW THE CHARACTER AND ACTIONS OF EACH OF THE CHARACTERS YOU CHOOSE ADD TO THE DRAMATIC TRAGEDY OF THE PLAY. Romeo and Juliet is a story of true love, which ends in tragedy. It is set in Verona, a city in Italy, which is ruled by Prince Escalus. In Verona, there are two feuding families: The Montagues (to which Romeo belongs) and the Capulets (to which Juliet belongs). Peace has never been brought about with these two families, and fighting is an everyday occurrence. Romeo and Juliet meet at a Capulet party, and instantly fall in love. Nothing is straightforward from this point... For this essay, I will be focussing on Capulet, Friar Lawrence, Juliet, and Romeo. I will say how each character's actions affected the dramatic tragedy created in this play. The main thing that Capulet did was that he made Juliet marry Paris. He didn't consult her once about the matter; although, in those days, that was what happened. Juliet did not like this at all, because it was unfair to her: she didn't want to marry Paris. ...read more.


Then have my lips the sin that they have took. This is Juliet asking Romeo to kiss him. She is now flirting him, because she wants sex from Romeo. This is all she wants at this stage, it is later on when it gets more complicated, and the "true love" mucks everything up. Deny thy father and refuse thy name: Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet. Here, Juliet is saying that she loves Romeo so much that she will give up what she is (A Capulet) so that they can be together. She has fallen for Romeo and cannot seem to bear life without him, and she gets all this from seeing him at a party, at which they only spoke for a little while, and that was all. Juliet did fall in love with Romeo primarily, but it was Romeo who came on to Juliet primarily: Romeo came on to Juliet and gave her the signals that he wanted her badly. It was Romeo who went to Juliet's balcony after the party to serenade her. ...read more.


That is all. He did that when he met Juliet, and that was that. However, he found he suddenly became attracted to her, and she to him, and before long, they had found true love. This was a total accident. Two people at the right (wrong) place at the right (wrong) time. If Romeo had never gone to the party/ never broken the rules of Verona, then there wouldn't have been a tragedy. Romeo would have been miserable chasing after Rosaline. Juliet would have been miserable living with her husband Paris. But: Neither of them would know who the other was and so couldn't miss each other. They would never have died at that precise moment in time. Tybalt and Mercutio may not be dead either. The worst thing of all would be that the families would still be at war. Romeo and Juliet dying brought the two families brought together and if Romeo and Juliet had never met/died, then the families would still be feuding. Although death is not particularly a good thing, their deaths brought peace among the land, which is a good thing. So really, although there was a lot of misery after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, the next generations of Montagues and Capulets would live in a peaceful, safer Verona. Scott Humm ...read more.

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