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Which factors, in your opinion, make Romeo and Juliet a Tragedy?

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Introduction

Which factors, in your opinion, make Romeo and Juliet a Tragedy? The play of Romeo and Juliet is a build up of tragedy by love and family grudge. The play is set in Verona in Italy. There are two powerful families the Capulets and the Montagues, which have grudge on each other. Romeo, from the Montague family and Juliet family from the Capulets, were bound by destiny but wouldn't be together because of their families. Their love for one another would lead to death. Shakespeare shows there are many factors which are slowly build tension, which leads to the main tragedy of the death of the two main characters. ...read more.

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Therefore Romeo and Juliet had destiny on their sides, either to live happily or still to be in the family battle. And yet the tragedy is beginning. As the reader will read along the reader can see Romeo overcame with social conflict by ending up killing two people to be with Juliet. Romeo killed Tybalt because, Tybalt killed his best friend Mercutio. So Romeo killed Tybalt as a favour for Mercutio as a revenge for family honour. Romeo killed Paris because, Paris wanted to marry Juliet. "Wilt thou provoke me? Then have at thee, boy!" (V,III,70). This shows that even when Juliet was dead Paris came to visit her tomb. ...read more.

Conclusion

So Romeo wouldn't of worry and killed himself seeing Juliet is dead to be with her. The letter, which did not reach on time caused tragedy and two deaths. In conclusion the factors, which caused the tragedies and deaths, was Romeo and Juliet had destiny on their sides, Romeo came with over conflict and the timing played the key role. Shakespeare intention on Romeo and Juliet was that they were destined for tragedy and then end in death. Shakespeare's aim was to help the reader to build up tension through out the play. The moral of the play is violence is not the answer. As the social conflict was all to do with death, no one succeeded at the end. But the two families manage to make peace with each other at the end when their son and daughter are dead. ...read more.

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