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"Violent delights have violent ends" - Romeo and Juliet, two young people from Verona, come from two families in conflict. They meet at a ball and fall in love and only to find out their roots and families.

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"Violent delights have violent ends" Romeo and Juliet, two young people from Verona, come from two families in conflict. They meet at a ball and fall in love and only to find out their roots and families. They realise their stubborn families would not approve and plan on how they can be together. As we see in the play the friars words "violent delights have violent ends", has a very significant meaning to the story where things that are started violently have often have violent ends. At the beginning of the play the scene opens with the Montages and the Capulets fighting in the market place of Verona. Already from the first scene we know that there will be more violence and possibly a tragic end. Here the friar's premonition is already coming true before he has even said it. The prince suddenly appears and says, "thrice has my city been disturbed by your fighting". He vows that if they disturb again the culprits would be put to death. ...read more.

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They plan to get married the next day and that Juliet would send the nurse in the morning to find out their plans. The next morning Romeo goes to find friar Laurence he convinces him to marry them that same day. The friar only agrees because he thinks that maybe the families would come to peace because of the marriage. Mercutio and Benvolio are with Romeo when the nurse appears the next day. They start to poke fun at her. Shakespeare often does this in his plays to break the deadlock and tension of the audience. Romeo finally speaks to the nurse and her tells her the good news. That afternoon the friar marries the young lovers but he warns them with this famous saying "violent delights have violent ends". Recently married, Romeo finds Mercutio and Benvolio in the market place here friars premonition begins to take place and fate begins to happen. Suddenly the notorious Tybalt appears and insults Romeo but Romeo tell him "I have no reason to hate you". Tybalt does not know yet that they are cousins. ...read more.

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Juliet would then be taken to the family volt where she will supposedly meet Romeo. The friar asks friar John to go to Mantua and tell Romeo the plan while friar Lawrence will plead with the prince to allow Romeo back but fate kicks in and John is unable to go. Romeo then learns through a messenger that Juliet had been killed. Devastated he rushes to Verona with a poison sees Juliet one last time and kills himself. He arrives to the volt kisses Juliet and kills himself beside her. Seconds later Juliet wakes up and sees Romeo dead beside her she takes his dagger and kills herself. They both die in each other's hands. Mercutios curse comes true. The friar's premonition comes true in every way and in different parts of the story. The lovers meet their violent ends, as does Mercutio. Nevertheless at the same time the families are reconciled and therefore the friar's trap to reunite them comes true, which makes the ending less of a violent end. ...read more.

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