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This essay is based on the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare.

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Introduction

This essay is based on the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare. It was written in 1599 and it's about two young lovers who were secretly married and were separated because of family conflicts. The Capulet's and the Montague's had a grudge against each other for years and these families have been fighting for generations. Tybalt and Mercutio should be the ones blamed for some of the events that happened in the poem. Tyablt, Juliet's cousin, is a very violent and aggressive person. "What Drawn, and talk of peace! I hate that word as I hate hell!" These words by him clearly shows Tybalt's perspective overall. Mercutio is one of the most unique characters in this play. His language is always powerful and imaginative. He represents many different things in the play and holds an important role. Mercutio is Romeo's best friend. He is neither Montague, nor Capulet. Therefore, he has not been born into a feud and really has no side. However, his friendship with Romeo associates him with the Montagues. ...read more.

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Mercutio wants to live his life on the spur of the moment. He is not interested in being dependent on anyone. Benvalo is the only sane person in the whole poem. He was the one who was trying to stop everything happening. He was also Romeo's cousin so he mostly took Romeo's side. Prince Escalus is the prince of the land. He takes no sides although Mercutio was his nephew. Because of this he only banished Romeo from the town. He is very angry with the two families: "Rebellious subjects enemies to peace!" This shows his anger and impatience with them. Romeo is a very smooth person but he does not know what he wants in life. One day he loves Rosline and the next day Juliet is his one true love. This shows his immaturity and his romantic nature as well as his inability to face reality. When anything goes wrong in his life he blames fate and misfortune. He blames the stars rather than himself when, he kills Tyablt, "O I 'am fortunes fool". ...read more.

Conclusion

Although this brings conflict within her, she is brave and at the end of the day her actions united the families. Friar Lawrence is a man with good intentions but he is persuaded to make risky decisions by the lovers. He agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet but for a good cause " to turn your households rancour to pure love" his intent was to reunite the two feuding families. When things went wrong another risky decision had to be made when Romeo was banished. The Friar makes meeting arrangements for Romeo and Juliet but things go horribly wrong due to false information Romeo received. Romeo prefers to go to the Friar than his parents because the Friar understands him. The Nurse is one of Juliet's closest friends, but she shows her lack of cleverness and sensitivity when she doesn't advise Juliet of the folly of her actions. The Nurse makes jokes and finds the fact that lady Capulet wants her to marry Paris very amusing, "A bump as big as a young cockles stone". She does not take anything seriously; she makes no effort to suggest that there will be a problem with the marrying of Romeo and Juliet. ...read more.

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