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To what extent can 'Romeo and Juliet' be described as a tragedy?

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Introduction

To what extent can 'Romeo and Juliet' be described as a tragedy? 'Romeo and Juliet' follows the three Greek rules of tragedy and they are: The noble here has a flaw in his character. The hero starts part of the way up the social ladder and falls to the bottom. Fate intervenes in the hero's life. All off the only follow to Romeo. Romeo met Juliet at the Capulet party they both fall in love "two start cross lovers" also they are from enemy family. At first they both don't know that they are from the feuding family but when they find out they think it will be able to be resolved over love. They marry in secret and Tybalt tries to have a fight with Romeo and also masque and he gets killed in the fight. ...read more.

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If Mercutio had not encouraged Romeo to go to the Capulet's dance, the couple would never have met and their deaths would have been averted. But was Romeo destined to meet Juliet, regardless of the actions of others? If Mercutio had not taunted Tybalt in town whilst out with Romeo and Benvolio, Romeo would never have got into his fight with Tybalt and therefore would not have been banished. Perhaps, however, the fight initiated by Mercutio that hapless day was inevitable: could it be that Romeo was somehow destined to be exiled? The Nurse, Juliet's committed servant who treated her almost like a daughter, changed the course of events by going behind Lord and Lady Capulet's backs. If the Nurse had not performed Juliet's bidding and acted as her messenger, it is possible that Juliet would have given up on the idea of her marriage to Romeo and the couple's deaths would have been averted. ...read more.

Conclusion

Tybalt the capulets hot tempered nephew spots them but the capulet refuses to let him start a fight about it. Sometime during the dance Romeo sees Juliet and Juliet see Romeo "love at first sight" they don't know until its too late that he is the only son and she is the daughter of the feuding families. Romeo and Juliet got married in secret the only time there family found out was at there death the fryer had a plan to get them away from there family and live there lives in privet. He gave Juliet a potion to make her go to sleep. He sent a priest to give Romeo a message but he never got there and then Romeo heard throw a friend how said that Juliet was dead so he when to see her and then he killed him self with a dagger and then when Juliet woke up she killed herself with the same dagger. By Aaron ...read more.

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