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The chorus describes Romeo and Juliet "star crossed lovers" to what extent do you agree with this view of the play

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The chorus describes Romeo and Juliet "star crossed lovers" to what extent do you agree with this view of the play? This essay is about the two "star crossed lovers" as the chorus describes them. Romeo and Juliet are the so-called "death marked lovers" because they fell in love when their families were sworn enemies. That was not the only reason their lives were ended though, these are the other reasons they were "doomed" The feud between their families, and were not willing to get on with each other, The actions of the young lovers them selves because they were acting rashly, Lord Capulet because he acted quite rashly as well when he said that Juliet had to marry Paris the next day, or he was going to throw her out, Friar Lawrence, because he helped Juliet fake her death and because he married Romeo and Juliet in the first place. I am going to investigate these reasons further. Romeo and Juliet fell in love at the Capulets party. Tybalt wanted to kill Mercutio and Romeo for gate crashing their party. Tybalt killed Mercutio, Romeo killed Tybalt. Romeo was banished. Juliet had to marry Paris but did not want too because of her real husband Romeo. ...read more.

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Juliet did not want to be a Capulet because of her love for Romeo; Juliet said this for Romeo, "...Deny thy and refuse thy name - Or if thou wilt not, be sworn my love And I'll no longer be a Capulet." Juliet said that she would deny being a Capulet if it means that she could be with Romeo. Romeo said the same really kind of speech that Juliet said, "...My name...is hateful to myself Because it is an enemy to thee..." Romeo said this because Romeo hated his name because it was the enemy of his love who is Juliet a Capulet. Romeo was in Juliet's garden after the feast, and she had just expressed her feelings for Romeo aloud without knowing that Romeo is there. He then calls out and she recognised his voice and they get talking about their so- called future together. Mercutico died because of the families feud. Mercutio said; "...A plague o'both your houses! You have made worms meat of me!" Mercutio meant that he blamed them for his death. Romeo was left alone and was feeling ashamed that he did not respond to Tybalt's insults, himself so that might have been able to save Mercutio. ...read more.

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Fate didn't want Romeo and Juliet to be together. No matter what anyone did to try and help Romeo and Juliet, fate was always going to get in the way of their love and beign together . The feud also played a critical part in the play. The feud between the two families was keeping the young lovers, Romeo and Juliet, apart. At the end of the play the Prince blames the two families, Montagues and Capulets, for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. For if it had not been for the feud they maybe could have confessed their love out in the open straight away and the families would not have had a problem, but fate and the feud does not work that way. They cannot deny the fact that Romeo and Juliet may not have made the right decisions the whole time they knew each other. They thought they were doing the right thing for themselves, that's what mattered at the time. All in all The feud I think that fate and the feud had an equal but huge part in the course that Romeo and Juliets lives did take. ?? ?? ?? ?? Amy McDaid English Romeo and Juliet ...read more.

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